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 Kenai Fjords National Park visitor centers will have modified operations for the 2021 season, including Dial-A-Ranger customer service. An open-air ranger information station will be available as feasible started on May 29, 2021

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

May 29 - September 6 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

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The Exit Glacier Nature Center building will not be open. A Dial-A-Ranger will be available in areas where there is phone service. an open-air ranger information station will be available when feasible started on May 29, 2021

May 29- September 6

9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Directions / Shuttle Bus and Taxi Service


Winter Season

Our visitor centers are not open in the winter season, and minimal service are available. If you have questions please call the park contact line 907-422-0500

Last updated: October 8, 2021

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 1727
Seward , AK 99664


907 422-0500

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