All About Kenai Fjords National Park
Established in South central Alaska, Kenai Fjords National Park is a perfect destination to experience the ice age. Here, you will get to see mesmerizing, and mind-blowing views of glacier ice tumbling into the waters of the great sea.
Major destinations of the park that will amuse you consist of the Harding Ice-field, and Exit Glacier.
The park is spread over 669,984 acres of land and is located near to the Seward city.
The activities that will make your trip worthwhile consist of kayaking, snowmobiling, boat tours, beach combing, bicycling, dog sledding, camping, cross-country skiing, hiking, mountaineering, flight seeing, fishing, and ranger programs.
The Kenai Fjords National Park is home for California grey whales, river otter, Orcas, Sea Lions, Puffins, Bald Eagles, beaver, coyote, black and brown bear, moose, grey wolf, Wolverine, mountain goat, porpoises, and harbor seals.
No. Of Visitors in 2018
Best Time To Visit
March to May and June to September
In the spring season, you can get to see elegant California grey whales migrating Alaska.
The temperature will be refreshingly cold in June to September which will make you feel amazing while playing the winter sports. There will be limited to average rainfall.
Things to carry
Here are the things to carry while visiting Kenai Fjords National Park.
Carry warm layered fleece or wool clothing, a hat, mittens, extra socks for the winter season and a rain jacket for the rainy season.
Flashlight or Headlamp
Very useful in darkness from July to September.
Stay hydrated by carrying a hydration pack or one-quart water bottle.
To protect from insects, water and brush, you can wear boot gaiters.
Along with the above items, you should also carry insect repellent, sunglasses, sunscreen, binoculars, hiking poles, camera, and a first aid kit.
Please maintain the beauty of the park by not littering.
Tips before Visiting
- Weather conditions changes dynamically, so come prepared for any kind of weather.
- The road to exit glacier is open from May to October; until the first snowfall occurs in the month of October.
- You can’t cook food on an open fire. Open fire is not allowed in the park.
- Cow Parsnip can cause allergic reactions. Please don’t eat any food randomly unless you know that they will not hamper your health.
- Walk safely when the steep is wet or covered in snow.