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Kenai Fjords National Park is a land where ocean, ice, and mountain meets to form a spectacular and breathtaking landscape. The park is a land where the ice age lingers. Located at the end of the Kenai Peninsula, nearly 51 percent of the park is covered by ice, and nearly 40 glaciers flow from the Harding Icefield, the park's iconic feature. These gigantic rivers of ice have shaped the terrain and are now shrinking to reveal dramatic fjords and valleys shaped by a long history of glaciation. Wildlife thrives in the lush forests and icy waters surrounding the park. Visitors will enjoy the stunning scenery and rich history that the park has to offer.

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Local Info

Please Note: There are no singletrack trails within Kenai Fjords National Park that are open to mountain bikes. This page serves as a general overview of the area. If you're visiting the park and looking for places to ride, check out Cooper Landing.

Visiting Tips

Kenai Fjords National Park is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The best months to visit are June, July, and August. There are reduced services in the area during the months of May and September. Additionally, the road to the Exit Glacier Area is not plowed during the winter and is closed to vehicles once snow begins falling. The park's coastal backcountry is also inaccessible late fall through early spring due to rough seas.

Fees & Passes
There is no entry fee for Kenai Fjords National Park.

Camping & Lodging

The campground at Exit Glacier has 12 site, walk-in, tent sites that are available on a first come, first served basis. There are no reservations or camping fees. The campground frequently fills by early evening in July and August. For more information on camping in the park, visit the park's website.

Two rustic, public use cabins, the Aialik Public Use Cabin and the Holgate Public Use Cabin, are available during the summer. These are coastal cabins, located in the greater Aialik Bay area. Access is by water only, as there is no road or trail to either cabin. The Willow Public Use Cabin, located in the Exit Glacier area, is available once the road to Exit Glacier is closed for the winter season, generally late fall through early April. Reservations are required and can be made online or by calling 1 (877) 444-6777.

Food & Drink

There are no dining services located in the park, but visitors can choose from a full range of restaurants and grocery stores in the nearby town of Seward.

Other Activities

Whether taking a boat tour, kayaking to a remote fjord, hiking to the top of Harding Icefield, or getting a glimpse of the impressive landscape by flight seeing, visitors to Kenai Fjords National Park are sure to enjoy various ways of exploring the park. For those looking for other outdoor activities in the area, check out the opportunities for mountain biking at Cooper Landing or rock climbing and ice climbing around the Kenai Peninsula.

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