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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Wood River.

This page contains six sections:

Around Wood River ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Andover (MN). It is located about 50 miles [80 km] to the southwest of Wood River. Andover (MN) has a population of 32,900 people.<1>

The next largest community is Lino Lakes (MN). It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the southwest of Wood River and has a population of 21,400 people.

For comparison, Wood River has a population of 930 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Wood River and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Cambridge (MN)   [Map]   8,803   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Chisago City (MN)   [Map]   5,109   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
East Bethel (MN)   [Map]   11,928   SW   41 miles [66 km]
Forest Lake (MN)   [Map]   19,879   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Ham Lake (MN)   [Map]   16,528   SW   46 miles [74 km]
Hugo (MN)   [Map]   14,828   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Isanti (MN)   [Map]   5,721   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
North Branch (MN)   [Map]   10,462   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Oak Grove (MN)   [Map]   8,735   SW   46 miles [74 km]
Princeton (MN)   [Map]   4,676   W   50 miles [80.5 km]
Saint Francis (MN)   [Map]   7,663   SW   46 miles [74 km]
Stillwater (MN)   [Map]   19,368   S   50 miles [80.5 km]
Wyoming (MN)   [Map]   7,887   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
New Richmond   [Map]   8,966   S   44 miles [70.8 km]
Rice Lake   [Map]   8,338   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Anderson   [Map]   400   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Clam Falls   [Map]   585   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Daniels   [Map]   649   E   5 miles [8 km]
Frederic   [Map]   1,103   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Grantsburg   [Map]   1,138   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Grantsburg   [Map]   1,293   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Laketown   [Map]   945   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Lincoln   [Map]   310   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Luck   [Map]   924   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Siren   [Map]   944   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Siren   [Map]   776   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Trade Lake   [Map]   824   S   5 miles [8 km]
Union   [Map]   341   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
West Marshland   [Map]   368   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
West Sweden   [Map]   694   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]

For more communities neighboring Wood River, please visit our County-by-County Page for Wood River.

Burnett County ...

Wood River is located in Burnett County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Burnett County: Chisago (MN), Pine (MN), Barron, Douglas, Polk & Washburn.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Wood River ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Wood River.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Wood River.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Wood River. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Wood River. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Wisconsin

    Wisconsin Tourism
    Parks for Wisconsin

    Fishing in Wisconsin
    Hunting in Wisconsin


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Wisconsin

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Wisconsin

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Wisconsin

Airports Near Wood River ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Wood River.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Grantsburg Muni. (ICAO: KGTG)   [Map]   GTG   WNW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Burnett Co. Airport(ICAO: KRZN)   [Map]   RZN   ENE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Rush City Rgnl.(ICAO: KROS)   [Map]   ROS   WSW   18 miles [29 km]
Pine City Muni.   [Map]   ---   WNW   18 miles [29 km]
Sandstone Muni.   [Map]   ---   NNW   27 miles [43.5 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Wood River.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Wood River. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl. (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]   MSP   SSW   68 miles [109.4 km]
Rochester Intl. (RST/KRST)   [Map]   RST   S   128 miles [206 km]
Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]   CWA   ESE   157 miles [252.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Duluth Intl. (DLH/KDLH)   [Map]   DLH   NNE   76 miles [122.3 km]
Brainerd Lakes Rgnl. (BRD/KBRD)   [Map]   BRD   WNW   85 miles [136.8 km]
Grand Rapids Airport(GPZ/KGPZ)   [Map]   GPZ   NNW   108 miles [173.8 km]
Chisholm - Hibbing Airport (HIB/KHIB)   [Map]   HIB   N   112 miles [180.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Grantsburg Muni. (ICAO: KGTG)   [Map]   GTG   WNW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Burnett Co. Airport(ICAO: KRZN)   [Map]   RZN   ENE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Rush City Rgnl.(ICAO: KROS)   [Map]   ROS   WSW   18 miles [29 km]
Pine City Muni.   [Map]   ---   WNW   18 miles [29 km]
Sandstone Muni.   [Map]   ---   NNW   27 miles [43.5 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.   (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]
        Website for Minneapolis - Saint Paul International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rochester Intl.   (RST/KRST)   [Map]
        Website for Rochester International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Burnett Co. Airport   (ICAO: KRZN)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rush City Rgnl.   (ICAO: KROS)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
L. O. Simenstad Muni.   (ICAO: KOEO)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mora Muni.   (ICAO: KJMR)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Cambridge Muni.   (ICAO: KCBG)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Central Wisconsin Airport   (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]
        Website for Central Wisconsin Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dane County Rgnl.   (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]
        Website for Dane County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Des Moines Intl.   (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]
        Website for Des Moines International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Duluth Intl.   (DLH/KDLH)   [Map]
        Website for Duluth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Brainerd Lakes Rgnl.   (BRD/KBRD)   [Map]
        Website for Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Grand Rapids Airport   (GPZ/KGPZ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Chisholm - Hibbing Airport   (HIB/KHIB)   [Map]
        Website for Chisholm - Hibbing Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Grantsburg Muni.   (ICAO: KGTG)   [Map]
        Website for Grantsburg Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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About Burnett County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Wood River. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Burnett County: www.burnettcounty.com/gov/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: www.wisconsin.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Wood River.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Wood River. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wood River) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Wood River. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Wood River

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wood River. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.7722, Longitude: -92.5877     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wood River have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Wood River), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wood River.



 
 
 

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