• Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park

    Kenai Fjords

    National Park Alaska

Exit Glacier Area Closed to Snow Machine Use

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Date: April 26, 2012
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?

resident pod of Orca whales

“Killer whales” or orcas are actually quite friendly and often inquisitive about humans. In fact, the group of “resident killer whales” pictured here feeds entirely on fish. Only “transient killer whales” eat marine mammals. No wild killer whale has ever hurt a human being.