• Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park

    Kenai Fjords

    National Park Alaska

Operating Hours & Seasons

Visitors walking the trails near Exit Glacier
Visitors, walking the trails near Exit Glacier, pass by a trail sign.
NPS Photo / Kaitlin Thoresen

Kenai Fjords National Park is open year-round; however, the road to Exit Glacier is closed to cars for the winter months and much of the spring. The park's coastal backcountry is also inaccessible late fall through early spring due to rough seas.

Visitor Centers:
The dates/hours below are for the 2014 summer season.

The Kenai Fjords National Park Information Center in Seward's small boat harbor is open daily during the summer season:

May 10 - 11 and May 17 - 18 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
May 24 - September 5 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
September 6 - September 14 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The Exit Glacier Nature Center is open daily from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.

May 24 - September 6 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
September 7 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Did You Know?

River Otter

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.