Kenai Fjords National Park is located just outside the town of Seward in south-central Alaska, 126 miles south of Anchorage. Even though the park is often inaccessible during the winter months, Seward is accessible year-round via the Seward Highway, a National Scenic Byway.
Follow the Seward Highway (AK-1) south from Anchorage. It will become AK-9 around mile post 35 (87 miles from Anchorage)with AK-1 heading to Homer and Kenai. Continue on AK-9 to Seward.
Kenai Fjords National Park Information Center
Google Map Coordinates: 60.1165108,-149.4405508
Exit Glacier Nature Center and trail head for the Harding Icefield Trail
Turn on to Herman Leirer Road (commonly called "Exit Glacier Road") at mile post 3 of the Seward Highway - AK-9. Proceed 8.4 miles. The road will end at the parking lot for the nature center.
Google Map Coordinates: 60.1782633,-149.6494389
Exit Glacier Campground
The 12-site, tent-only campground is located just before the parking lot to the Exit Glacier Nature Center. Turn on to Herman Leirer Road (commonly called "Exit Glacier Road") at mile post 3 of the Seward Highway - AK-9. Proceed 8 miles. The campground will be the first turn on the left, after crossing into the park, about 3/4 of a mile after the park's entrance sign.
Google Map Coordinates: 60.1914453,-149.6193232
Kenai Fjords National Park Administrative Offices
(411 Washington Street, Seward, AK 99664)
Continue south through the town of Seward on the Seward Highway - AK-9. Turn left on Washington Street. Continue across Fourth Street, and building will be on right.
Google Map Coordinates: 60.1011237,-149.4394093
Alaska 511:Alaska's Department of Transportation website will continuously update the driving conditions on the state's highways. The Seward Highway (AK-9) is the only road that provides access to Kenai Fjords National Park.
Did You Know?
River otters defecate in certain spots to mark their territory. Researchers in Kenai Fjords National Park have discovered that these "latrine sites" enrich the soil, allowing plants to grow in those spots that aren't found anywhere else close by.