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 Will Host Scenario Discussions with the Public on Thursday, August 23, 2018.

Kenai Fjords National Park will host scenario discussions related to the park’s future Frontcountry Management Plan, which includes the Exit Glacier area on Thursday, August 23, 2018 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m in the large meeting room of the Seward Community Library.

Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF) Investigation at Bear Glacier during 2018 Summer Season

Since June 2017, Kenai Fjords National Park has been monitoring an ice-dammed lake at Bear Glacier using time-lapse, satellite-feed cameras to understand the processes and dynamics of Bear Glacier’s hydrology and outburst flood events. This is a partner project with the State of Alaska.

Kenai Fjords National Park Employment Workshop October 11th

Kenai Fjords National Park Employment Workshop October 11th Join National Park Service staff for an employment workshop at the Seward Library community room from 6:30 – 8:00 pm on Thursday, Oct. 11th to learn about upcoming opportunities at the park.

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Stellar Sea Lions enjoy the last of the sun on their ledge. Taken from our boat on a day cruise of glaciers and wildlife in the Kenai Fjords National Park out of Seward Alaska.

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