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Kenai Fjords National Park

Kenai Fjords National Park



Location: Seward     Map

Area: 699,983 acres
(2,833 km²)

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Description of Kenai Fjords National Park

Fees and permits
All boats offering tours must be approved by the park service. All entry fees will be covered by your tour ticket price. Expect to pay at least $100 per person. Permits for public use cabins must be purchased in advance from park office at the Seward harbor. Cabin users are responsible for their own transportation to and from the cabin. Attempting to reach the remote cabins by kayak or other unpowered boats is not recommended.


Kenai Fjords National Park is situated at Kenai Peninsula Borough in Alaska, United States. Kenai Fjords National Park covers an area of 699,983 acres (2,833 km²). Kenai Fjords National Park is famous for its Harding Icefield, one of the largest ice fields in the United States (483 km²). The park is named after the numerous fjords that have sculpted the glaciers descending the mountains from the ice field. The field is the source of at least 38 glaciers, the largest being the Bear Glacier.

Kenai Fjords National Park can be accessed from Seward, 130 kilometers south of the city of Anchorage at the southern end of the Seward Highway. It is one of the only three national parks in Alaska that can be reached by road, by the exit of the Glacier nature center. A network of trails from the center of nature facilitate access to the glacier.

Several cruisers from Seward also provide access to the park through the Resurrection Bay. Several companies offer visits, many guided by rangers of the national park. The tours offer observation points of the terrestrial and marine fauna, in particular of species like the sea lion of Steller, the puffin, the porpoise of Dall, the American black bear, the goat of the snows, the humpback whale and the killer whale, as well as natural landscapes, such as fjords and tidal glaciers.








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