Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska

Kenai Fjords National Park is in Alaska and its closest city is Seward. Established in 1980 on December 2 by President Jimmy Carter. The park hosts over 280,000 visitors a year and spans an area of roughly 1046 square miles. Harding Ice Field, one of the largest ice fields on the continent, is located in the park. Moose, seals, bears, and whales are just some of the animals found in the park. Cruise ships are prevalent in the port town of Seward where you can find numerous paid tours of the park. The majority of the park is glacial with almost 40 glaciers in total. The park is open 365 days a year but some roads are closed in winter due to extreme weather conditions. Popular times to visit are mid May to mid September.

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Kenai Fjords National Park

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2020 Kenai Fjords National Park operations

In response to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the State of Alaska and in support of federal, state, and local efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Kenai Fjords National Park is adapting park operations to limited and strategic locations where visitors typically congregate or frequent in close spaces or high numbers.

Kenai Fjords National Park Superintendent Eric Veach to Return to the U.S. Forest Service

Eric Veach, Superintendent of Kenai Fjords National Park, has recently accepted a position with the U.S. Forest Service as the Forest Supervisor of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest in Washington state.

Wounded Moose in the Exit Glacier Area

Kenai Fjords National Park staff are monitoring the Exit Glacier area for the presence of a wounded moose and her calf. Visitors to the area are advised to use precautions and be diligent regarding safety. A wounded moose poses unique safety issues, as the animal may be more protective or agitated. In addition, a wounded moose can draw in black bears and brown bears.

Kenai Fjords National Park Photos

Resuscitation

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Resuscitation

Aialik Glacier, Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska

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The Rescurrection River

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The Rescurrection River

One of our side trips while spending some time in Seward, Alaska.

The Resurrection river is also a good example of a braided river.

The Resurrection River is a large river on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska. It rises near Upper Russian Lake in the Kenai Mountains and flows 22 miles (35 km) to empty into Resurrection Bay near Seward. Part of the river passes through Kenai Fjords National Park. There has been small-scale placer mining for gold at the confluence of the river and Placer Creek.

A braided river, or braided channel, consists of a network of river channels separated by small, often temporary, islands called braid bars or, in British usage, aits or eyots. Braided streams tend to occur in rivers with high sediment loads and/or coarse grain sizes, and in rivers with steeper slopes than typical rivers with straight or meandering channel patterns. They are also associated with rivers with rapid and frequent variation in the amount of water they carry, i.e., with "flashy" rivers, and with rivers with weak banks. Braided channels are found in a variety of environments all over the world, including gravelly mountain streams, sand bed rivers, alluvial fans, river deltas, and across depositional plains.

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Birds and scenics from Kenai Fjords National Park outside of Seward, Alaska.

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Birds and scenics from Kenai Fjords National Park outside of Seward, Alaska.

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)-6130

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Birds and scenics from Kenai Fjords National Park outside of Seward, Alaska.

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Birds and scenics from Kenai Fjords National Park outside of Seward, Alaska.

Kittlitz's Murrelet (Brachyramphus brevirostris)-6420

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Birds and scenics from Kenai Fjords National Park outside of Seward, Alaska.

Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla)-6318

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Birds and scenics from Kenai Fjords National Park outside of Seward, Alaska.

Sea otter (Enhydra lutris)-6253

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Birds and scenics from Kenai Fjords National Park outside of Seward, Alaska.

Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla)-6360

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Birds and scenics from Kenai Fjords National Park outside of Seward, Alaska.

Steller's sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus)-6208

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Birds and scenics from Kenai Fjords National Park outside of Seward, Alaska.

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Kenai Fjords National Park, Bear Glacier, Alaska

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Kenai Fjords National Park, Bear Glacier, Alaska

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Hanging Out

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Hanging Out

Fighting Kittiwakes

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Fighting Kittiwakes

Sea Otters

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Sea Otters

Whale Tail

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Whale Tail

Tufted Puffins

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Tufted Puffins

Mini Icebergs

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Mini Icebergs

Kittlitz's Murrelet

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Kittlitz's Murrelet