• Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park

    Kenai Fjords

    National Park Alaska


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.

Driving Directions

Kenai Fjords National Park Information Center
(1212 4th Avenue, Seward, AK 99664)
Once within the city limits of the town of Seward, turn left on S. Harbor Street (mile post 1 of the Seward Highway - AK-9). Go one block, and turn right on Fourth Street. It will be the second building on the left.

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

Driving Conditions

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?

skier on Exit Glacier's outwash plain

Even though the road to Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park is closed to cars during the winter months, you can visit Exit Glacier in winter by skis, dogsled, snowshoes, or snowmobiles. More...