Exit Glacier Area Closed to Snow Machine Use
Contact: Kristy Sholly, (907) 422-0530
Kenai Fjords National Park has closed the Exit Glacier area for snowmachine use in order to prevent damage to park resources due to inadequate snow depth and warming temperatures. The park is no longer taking reservations for the winter public use cabin at Exit Glacier.
Plowing has begun on the road to Exit Glacier. The Alaska Department of Transportation has the road closed at the Box Canyon gate. From the Box Canyon gate to the U.S. Forest Service boundary, the road is plowed to an ice layer several inches thick. The road beyond the U.S. Forest Service boundary to the Resurrection River trailhead has not been plowed. Alaska Department of Transportation is continuing to work on the road and people should use caution when approaching heavy equipment. Conditions are changing on a daily basis.
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.