Operating Hours & Seasons

A group of people with daypacks, walking past a trail sign on a crushed gravel path in the woods.
Hiking to the Exit Glacier Overlook is a great half day trip.

NPS Photo / K. Thoresen

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 2019 summer season.

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

May 25 - September 14 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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

May 25 - September 2

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 3 - May 24 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
CLOSED Weekends and all federal holidays

Contact Us / Directions

Last updated: September 5, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 1727
Seward, AK 99664


(907) 422-0500

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