Kenai Fjords National Park

Kenai Fjords Fast Facts

How big is Kenai Fjords National Park?

Kenai Fjords covers a total area of 699,983 acres or 1,094 square miles.

How many people visit Kenai Fjords National Park?

411,782 people visited Kenai Fjords in 2021. A table showing all years can be found at Kenai Fjords Visitation Stats.

When was Kenai Fjords National Park created?

Kenai Fjords was made a national park on December 2, 1980.

What are the highest and lowest elevations in Kenai Fjords National Park?

Kenai Fjords’ lowest point is 0 feet at the Pacific Ocean. The highest point in Kenai Fjords is 6,612 feet on Mount Truuli.

What time zone is Kenai Fjords National Park located in?

Kenai Fjords is in the Alaska Time Zone.

How much does it cost to enter Kenai Fjords National Park?

There is no entrance fee for Kenai Fjords National Park.

Five Random Facts About Kenai Fjords

one 51% of the land in Kenai Fjords National Park is covered by ice.

two Kenai Fjords 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.

three The Exxon Valdez oil spill disaster in 1989 in Prince William Sound had a large effect on Kenai Fjords. Oil can still be found on the coastline today.

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

five Boat tours authorized by the park service begin in the town of Seward and are the best way to see the park’s numerous glaciers.

Where is Kenai Fjords National Park?

Kenai Fjords National Park is located along the southern coast of Alaska, where the land meets the Gulf of Alaska. The city of Seward is the closest city of size, being adjacent to the park, and serving as the park’s headquarters. Seward is a good sized town offering all services. Further directions and maps can be found at Getting to Kenai Fjords.