Operating Hours & Seasons

Visitors walking the trails near Exit Glacier.
Visitors walking the trails near Exit Glacier.

NPS / Kaitlin Thoresen


Kenai Fjords National Park
The park is open year-round. The primary months to visit are June, July, and August. There are reduced services in the area during the months of May and September.

The road to the Exit Glacier area is not plowed during the winter months and is closed to automobiles. During this season, it becomes a great spot for winter activities, including cross-country skis, fat bikes, snowmobiles, and more.

The park's coastal backcountry is also inaccessible late fall through early spring due to rough seas.

Visitor Centers
The following are the dates and hours of operation for the park's visitor facilities for the 2017 summer season.
The Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center in Seward's small boat harbor is open daily during the summer season.
May 6-7, 13-14, 20-26 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
May 27 - September 4 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
The Exit Glacier Nature Center is open daily from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.
May 20 - May 26 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
May 27 - September 4 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
September 5 - September 17 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Directions / Shuttle Bus and Taxi Service

Winter Season
During the winter months, the Kenai Fjords National Park Administrative Offices serve as the primary visitor contact center. Minimal service are available.

September 5 - May 26 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
CLOSED weekends and all federal holidays
Contact Us / Directions

Last updated: April 24, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 1727
Seward, AK 99664


(907) 422-0500

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