Kenai Fjords National Park is one of over 400 National Park Service units that, working with other partners, helps safeguard this nation's natural and cultural heritage.

Park Mission
The park was established in 1980, by the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act to preserve in perpetuity unique fjord and rainforest ecosystems, the vast Harding Icefield, rich and varied marine and terrestrial wildlife, and historical and archeological reminders of the native peoples of the Alaska coast. In addition, Kenai Fjords National Park is mandated to provide for visitor enjoyment and access to the coastal fjords, Exit Glacier, and the Harding Icefield in a manner that maintains them unimpaired for future generations.

Balancing these contradictory missions of preservation and visitor use can be challenging. Park managers work with local communities, state and federal agencies, the general public, and numerous other partners to ensure that visitors can experience Kenai Fjords National Park's incredibly diverse and dynamic ecosystems while keeping the promise of preservation for future generations.


Laws & Policies
Learn about the laws and policies in the park, and find links to resources like the Code of Federal Regulations, the Superintendent's Compendium and other governing documents. In addition, we are very proud of our work in the following areas:

Learn how the park manages its population of black and brown bears to keep both the bears and the visitors safe.

Information Documents

Many people are looking for information about their national parks. The following documents have it all. Whether it's acreage, staffing, or budget, it's there!

  • Park Fact Sheet - PDF
    A two-page fact sheet, with highlights of everything you wanted to know about Kenai Fjords.
  • Student Report - PDF
    Looking for a combination of images and information for that next school paper? This four-page document is for you!

Last updated: April 30, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

PO Box 1727
Seward, AK 99664


907 422-0500

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