• Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park

    Kenai Fjords

    National Park Alaska

What to Bring

Rainy, cool weather is common in this temperate rain forest and snow often stays on the ground at Exit Glacier through May. Field-trips take place outside and last approximately 2-3 hours. In order for students to get the most out of their day at Kenai Fjords, make sure they’re properly dressed. Being cold and wet is not conducive to learning! Each student should bring:

 
Ranger helping students across Exit Creek

Ranger helping students cross Exit Creek. This outwash stream changes its course regularly, at times making it impossible to access the front of Exit Glacier.

NPS Photo

  • Hat and mittens or gloves
  • Sturdy warm walking shoes or boots
  • Extra socks
  • Warm layers - fleece or wool is preferable to cotton.
  • Rain jacket
  • Water bottle
  • Day pack

Note: For Lowell Point Trips a pair of rubber boots and a change of socks are strongly recommended along with everything listed above.

Did You Know?

Dall's Porpoise

The Dall’s porpoise may be the fastest small cetacean on the planet. It has been reported to reach speeds of 30 knots. These creatures delight in riding the bow waves of tour boats in Kenai Fjords.