• 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 following are the (tentative) dates and hours of operation are for the 2015 summer season.

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

May 9 - 10 and May 16 - 17 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
May 23 - September 5 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
September 6 - September 13 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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

May 23 - September 5 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
September 6 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Did You Know?

Hoary Marmot

The Hoary Marmot is the largest member of the ground squirrels. These guys hibernate half or more of their life away. They have very thick fur and a substantial fat layer that protects them from the cold. You are not as likely to see them on hot days as they hide in the shade to keep cool.