Kenai Fjords National Park Locator Map

Fast Facts

Total Area
699,983 acres
Annual Visitation
281,279 in 2012 (view all years)
Creation Date
December 2, 1980
Entrance Fee
Time Zone
Lowest Elevation
0 feet at Pacific Ocean
Highest Elevation
6,450 feet on Harding Icefield
Lowest Average Temp
21F in January
Record Low Temp
-19F in 1977
Highest Average Temp
62F in July
Record High Temp
95F in 1966
Our Last Visit
June 2008

Park Contact Information

Kenai Fjords National Park
PO Box 1727, Seward, AK 99664
Info at (907) 224-7500
Fax to (907) 224-7505

Park Creation Timeline

On November 16, 1978, Kenai Fjords National Monument is created along with 15 others.
On December 2, 1980, the monument is changed to a national park, along with all other Alaskan national parks, by the Alaska Native Interests Land Conservation Act.

Animals and Plants

Large mammals include Dall sheep, mountain goats, caribou, wolves, and black and grizzly bears. Smaller mammals include lynx, wolverines, beavers, martens, porcupines, foxes, coyotes, marmots, river otters, ground squirrels, pikas, and voles. Marine mammals include steller sea lions, Dall porpoise, orcas, and humpback whales.
There are very few reptiles and amphibians anywhere in Alaska due to the cold temperatures.
The park has a large variety of birds, especially along the coastal areas. Many people come here and take the cruises for the sole reason of bird watching. Puffins are particularly popular to look for.

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