Stebbins Airport is a state-owned civil airport located in Stebbins, a commune located in the Nome Census Area, Alaska. The airport covers an area of 110 acres at an elevation of 14 feet, and has a single gravel runway measuring 3,000 feet. The airport connects the Stebbins commune to destinations including Emmonak, Nome, St. Michael, and Unalakleet. Airlines that travel to the airport include Bering Air, Ravn Alaska, and Ryan Air.
What to see & do
The setting of Stebbins Airport, Stebbins is a city in Alaska, United States. It is a sparsely populated commune located on the north side of St. Michael Island, which is on the south side of the Norton Sound in Western Alaska. It has a total area of 96 square kilometres, with almost 95% being land and 5% being water. The city's approximately 556 residents mainly depends on commercial fishing, particularly herring and other fish, as well as subsistence fishing, gardening, and hunting, supplemented by part-time wage earnings. A very rural setting, the community is also reliant on hunting, where seals, walruses, and beluga whales are preyed on by skilled locals.
Currently, there are no developed industries in the area so to speak, and tourism is yet to be established as it goes with its other neighbouring cities. Travellers are better off exploring other interesting areas in Alaska, as the state has so much to offer. From Stebbins, travellers may push to travel to Anchorage, Kenai, Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, Fairbanks, and many more to experience the mix of old and new, of natural and man-made in the said state. If in a happy circumstance that a traveller finds himself in Stebbins, waste no time to get to know the local culture and sample the local cuisine first – before asking as to how to get out.
How to get around within Stebbins
Like the rest of Alaska, going around Stebbins is easier by foot. It is a relatively small community, and can be covered by walking around. Sometimes, people use snow mobiles or heavy duty vehicles when the snow gets thick, but most of the time, walking in boots is the best way to go.
How to get there
To get to Stebbins, travellers may take flights going to Stebbins Airport. Airlines that travel to the destination include Bering Air, Ravn Alaska, and Ryan Air, and routes that are covered include Emmonak, Nome, St. Michael, and Unalakleet. Travellers may also fly down to the major international airports in Alaska such as the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, the King Fisher Airport, the Juneau International Airport, and many others, then go on a land travel through the state.