• Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park

    Kenai Fjords

    National Park Alaska

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  • Road to Exit Glacier Closed for the Winter

    The Herman Leirer Road (also known as the road to Exit Glacier) is closed to all vehicle traffic for the 2014-2015 winter season. Please see "Current Conditions" for the latest updates. More »

Things To Know Before You Come

Ranger giving directions to the Harding Icefield trail.

Rangers at the Exit Glacier Nature Center can help visitors pick the best trails to see the glacier, and stay safe.

NPS Photo / Doug Capra

Advance planning is extremely helpful for visiting Kenai Fjords National Park since some activities may require outfitters, guides, and/or reservations. To ensure an enjoyable experience in this unpredictable environment it's very important to take safety precautions and be prepared for the weather.

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.