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Kenai Fjords National Park

Location
Alaska
Formed
2 December, 1980
Area
669,650.05 acres
(2,710.0 km2)
Visitors in 2017
303,598

Kenai Fjords National Park is a United States National Park established in 1980 by the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act. The park covers an area of 669,984 acres (1,046.85 sq mi; 2,711.33 km) on the Kenai Peninsula in southcentral Alaska, near the town of Seward. The park contains the Harding Icefield, one of the largest ice fields in the United States. The park is named for the numerous fjords carved by glaciers moving down the mountains from the ice field. The field is the source of at least 38 glaciers, the largest of which is Bear Glacier. The park lies just to the west of Seward, a popular port for cruise ships. Exit Glacier is reachable by road and is a popular tour destination. The remainder of the park is primarily accessible by boat. The fjords are glacial valleys that have been submerged below sea level by a combination of rising sea levels and land subsidence.

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Visitor Centers

Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center

Airports Nearby

Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC)
126 mi / 2 hours 16 mins
Fairbanks International Airport (FAI)
480 mi / 8 hours 12 mins

Towns Nearby

Seward
0.9 mi / 3 mins
Cooper Landing
47.0 mi / 56 mins
Nikiski
117 mi / 2 hours 23 mins
Anchor Point
152 mi / 2 hours 56 mins
Homer
167 mi / 3 hours 14 mins

Weather Averages

(In Farenheit. Source: NOAA)

* Distances and travel times are calculated to Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center.