Laws & Policies
A multitude of laws, regulations, and policies govern the management of Kenai Fjords National Park and regulate visitor use of this area. The Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA) not only created the park but mandates management which protects a unique Alaskan lifestyle on these lands. Most regulations governing visitor activities are found in Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part I, Sections 1-13.
Special Regulations are those regulations which apply only to specific geographic regions or park areas. Part 13 of 36 CFR contains regulations specific to Alaska. Kenai Fjords regulations are found in Section 13.67.
In addition the Park Superintendent has the authority to establish park-specific rules. These commonly include things like food storage regulations, quiet hours, designated areas for public demonstrations, and similar area specific rules. These rules are issued at least once annually and compiled in a document known as the Superintendent's Compendium, or simply the "Compendium". Kenai Fjords releases its compendium each winter for public review and comment on this web site.
Did You Know?
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.