Kenai Fjords Fast Facts

  • Kenai Fjords National Park covers a total area of 699,983 acres
  • The number of people visiting Kenai Fjords in 2017 was 303,598 *
  • Kenai Fjords was made a national park on 270,666
  • The lowest elevation found in Kenai Fjords is 0 feet at the Pacific Ocean
  • The highest elevation found in Kenai Fjords is 6,612 feet on Mt. Truuli
  • There is no entrance fee for Kenai Fjords National Park
  • Kenai Fjords National Park lies in the Alaska time zone
  • We last visited Kenai Fjords National Park in June 2014
* Complete annual visitation stats can be found at Kenai Fjords Visitation Statistics

Random Facts About Kenai Fjords

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

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.

Exit Glacier Entrance
(60.17005442786687, -149.5122607651865)

More About Kenai Fjords

We have pages on all sorts of things about Kenai Fjords National Park. Choose from the menu above the map, or from right here. We have sections on Weather, Getting to the Park, Lodging, Camping, and a page to buy Books. You could also check out the park’s Photo Gallery.