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.

Kenai Fjords National Park Info


Kenai Fjords National Park

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News

Bear Glacier: Glacial Lake Outburst Flood

The lagoon at the terminus of Bear Glacier is currently experiencing flood conditions as the result of drainage of an ice-dammed lake located 7 mi above the terminus of Bear Glacier.

Campfire Prohibition Lifted on Public Lands in Kenai Peninsula

CAMPFIRE RESTRICTIONS LIFTED FOR KENAI NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, CHUGACH NATIONAL FOREST AND KENAI FJORDS NATIONAL PARK 

Exit Glacier Main Trail Temporarily Closed

This news release provides details on the decision to close the Exit Glacier Main Trail in Kenai Fjords National Park due to bear activity.

Kenai Fjords National Park Photos

Safe & Sound

Stephanie Sinclair posted a photo:

Safe & Sound

Stellar sea lions bask on the rocky shores above the rough waves of the Gulf of Alaska and away from the pod of orca whales nearby. I love the dramatic rock walls that have stood for eons.
Taken from a catamaran with a Nikkor 200-500mm.

Empire

Stephanie Sinclair posted a photo:

Empire

These Steller sea lions are kings out here...at least until the whales show up. Taken in the Gulf of Alaska from a catamaran.
Nikon 200-500mm

Resurrection Bay, Alaska

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Resurrection Bay, Alaska

Resurrection Bay, Alaska

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Resurrection Bay, Alaska

Resurrection Bay, Alaska

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Resurrection Bay, Alaska

Resurrection Bay, Alaska

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Resurrection Bay, Alaska

Resurrection Bay, Alaska

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Resurrection Bay, Alaska

Resurrection Bay, Alaska

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Resurrection Bay, Alaska

Resurrection Bay, Alaska

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Resurrection Bay, Alaska

Resurrection Bay, Alaska

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Resurrection Bay, Alaska

Resurrection Bay, Alaska

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Resurrection Bay, Alaska

Resurrection Bay, Alaska

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Resurrection Bay, Alaska

Resurrection Bay, Alaska

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Resurrection Bay, Alaska

Resurrection Bay, Alaska

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Resurrection Bay, Alaska

Resurrection Bay, Alaska

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Resurrection Bay, Alaska

Resurrection Bay, Alaska

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Resurrection Bay, Alaska

Resurrection Bay, Alaska

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Resurrection Bay, Alaska

Resurrection Bay, Alaska

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Resurrection Bay, Alaska

Resurrection Bay, Alaska

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Resurrection Bay, Alaska

Resurrection Bay, Alaska

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Resurrection Bay, Alaska