Alaska Vacation

  Home  |  Information  |  Vacation Rentals  |  Hotels & Resorts  |  Weather & Climate  |  Map & Transportation  |  Attractions 

Wasilla is a city in south-central Alaska, located in Matanuska-Susitna Borough. It's the 6th largest city in the state. The city of Wasilla sits on the northern point of Cook Inlet. As of the 2010 census, the population was 7,831. The city gained international attention in 2008 when Governor Sarah Palin was chosen by John McCain as his Vice-Presidential running mate. Palin served as Wasilla's mayor prior to becoming governor. The city of Wasilla began as a trade center, located at the intersection of the Alaska Railroad and Old Carle Wagon Road. The town's growth was also due to being near the mining town of Knik. Around 1975, construction of the Parks Highway substantially reduced travel time to Anchorage, which is approximately 43 miles away. Today, about 35 percent of Wasilla's workforce commutes to Anchorage. For recreation, nearby Big Lake offers 50 miles of wooded shoreline and activities such as fishing, boating, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and dog sled racing. Nancy Lake State Recreation Area is 25 miles north of Wasilla and is a network of 130 lakes and ponds. It's a popular place for hiking, camping, canoeing, skiing and snowmobiling. Other attractions near Wasilla include Independence Mine State Historical Park and the Museum of Alaska Transportation and Industry.

Surrounding areas: Eklutna, Alaska (8.9 mi), Palmer, Alaska (10.8 mi), Chugiak, Alaska (12.8 mi), Big Lake, Alaska (17.4 mi), Eagle River, Alaska (18.5 mi), Sutton, Alaska (20.0 mi), Nancy Lake, Alaska (20.3 mi)

Wasilla Vacation Rentals

Wasilla Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Agate Inn4725 Begich CirWasilla, AK (907) 373-2290
Best Western Lake Lucille Inn1300 W Lk Lucille DrWasilla, AK (907) 373-1776
Roadside InnWasilla, AK (907) 373-4646
Trail Masters LLC ( Log Cabin Rentals)HC 30 2150 S Endeavor RdWasilla, AK (907) 357-4889
Windbreak Cafe2201 E Park HwyWasilla, AK (907) 376-4484
Fairview Motel1930 GLN HwyPalmer, AK10.8 mi.(907) 745-1505
Eagle River Microtel13049 Old Glenn HwyEagle River, AK17.3 mi.(907) 622-6000
Big Lake MotelBig Lake, AK17.4 mi.(907) 892-7976
Eagle River Motel11111 Old Eagle River RdEagle River, AK18.5 mi.(907) 694-5000
Ramada Ltd Hotel Of Anchcorage207 Muldoon RdAnchorage, AK26.7 mi.(907) 929-7000
Ramada Inn Anchorage Downtown115 E 3rd AveAnchorage, AK29.0 mi.(907) 272-7561
Anchorage Grand Hotel505 W 2nd AveAnchorage, AK29.1 mi.(907) 929-8888
Days Inn Anchorage321 E 5th AveAnchorage, AK29.1 mi.(907) 276-7226
Hilton Anchorage500 W 3rd AveAnchorage, AK29.1 mi.(907) 272-7411
Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel239 W 4TH AveAnchorage, AK29.1 mi.(907) 793-5500
Sheraton Anchorage Hotel401 E 6TH AveAnchorage, AK29.1 mi.(907) 276-8700
Travelodge720 Gambell StAnchorage, AK29.1 mi.(907) 277-1511
Historic Anchorage Hotel330 E StAnchorage, AK29.2 mi.(907) 272-4553
Extented Stay Deluxe108 E 8th AveAnchorage, AK29.3 mi.(907) 868-1605
Westmark Anchorage720 W Fifth AveAnchorage, AK29.3 mi.(907) 276-7676
Clarion Suites325 W 8th AveAnchorage, AK29.4 mi.(907) 274-1000
Comfort Inn Heritage Suites111 Ship CRK AveAnchorage, AK29.4 mi.(907) 277-6887
Copper Whale Inn440 L StAnchorage, AK29.4 mi.(907) 258-7999
Microtel Inn & Suites Anchorage5205 N Wood DrAnchorage, AK29.4 mi.(907) 245-5002
The Hotel Captain Cook939 W 5th AveAnchorage, AK29.4 mi.(907) 276-6000
The Voyager Hotel501 K StAnchorage, AK29.4 mi.(907) 277-9501
West Coast International Inn3333 Winternational Airport RAnchorage, AK29.4 mi.(907) 243-2233
Anchorage Marriott Downtown Hotel820 W 7th AveAnchorage, AK29.5 mi.(907) 279-8000
Hawthorn Suites1110 W 8th AveAnchorage, AK29.6 mi.(907) 222-5005
Rodeway Inn Anchorage441 E 15th AveAnchorage, AK29.6 mi.(907) 276-3114
Hillside Motel2150 Gambell StAnchorage, AK29.9 mi.(907) 258-6006
Inlet Tower Hotel And Suites1200 L StAnchorage, AK29.9 mi.(907) 276-0110

Wasilla Weather & Climate

South-central Alaska has cool summers and bitterly cold winters. The summer weather is tempered by the relatively warm ocean waters to the south and the Alaska Range to the north, which protects it from the very cold temperatures common to interior Alaska. Summer temperatures are in the 60s and 70s, with occasional highs in the 80s. Winter temperatures average around 6.4 degrees F. minimum, but may fall to 20 degrees below zero and rise above freezing later on. September is the wettest month of the year. Summertime weather is typically cloudy, although sunny skies are not uncommon. This region receives about 50 inches of snowfall in the winter. There are two glaciers in the area, the Matanuska Glacier and the Knik Glacier. Wind blows off of these glaciers and funnels into the region.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 22°F 6°F 0.63 in. -
February 28°F 10°F 0.74 in. -
March 37°F 18°F 0.57 in. -
April 48°F 27°F 0.47 in. -
May 60°F 36°F 0.77 in. -
June 67°F 44°F 1.51 in. -
July 69°F 48°F 2.31 in. -
August 67°F 46°F 2.58 in. -
September 58°F 39°F 2.87 in. -
October 42°F 26°F 1.84 in. -
November 28°F 13°F 1.23 in. -
December 24°F 8°F 1.09 in. -

Wasilla Map & Transportation

Main viewing image.
Click each thumbnail image to enlarge.
The closest airports in the area are the Palmer Municipal airport (PAQ) located about 11 miles east of Wasilla in Palmer, Alaska and the Ted Stevens Anchorage International airport (ANC) located approximately 33 miles southwest of Wasilla in Anchorage, Alaska.

Wasilla Attractions

Golf Courses
Settlers Bay Golf CourseWasillaAK 
Sleepy Hollow Golf CourseWasillaAK 
Palmer Golf CoursePalmerAK10.9 mi.
Anchorage Golf CourseAnchorageAK29.9 mi.
Par T Golf CourseAnchorageAK29.9 mi.
Russian Jack Springs Golf CourseAnchorageAK29.9 mi.
Tanglewood Lakes Golf ClubAnchorageAK29.9 mi.
Ski Areas
AlpenglowAnchorageAK29.4 mi.
Hilltop Ski AreaAnchorageAK29.4 mi.
Alyeska ResortGirdwoodAK45.1 mi.
State Parks
Chugach State ParkAK30.6 mi. 

Notice a problem with the information on this page? Please notify us.

Disclaimer: We recommend you conduct your own research regarding all accomodations and attractions found on this website. The distances shown on this website are straight-line distances as the crow flies. The road distance may be considerably longer. You assume all liability for use of any information found on this website. No information is confirmed or warranted in any way. By using our services you agree to the terms and conditions of this disclaimer.
We are the #1 site for your Alaska Vacation presenting Alaska vacation rentals, hotels, weather and map for each city.

Alaska Vacation .com 
©1997-2024 All Rights Reserved.