Ranger Programs

Joining a park ranger for a short walk, interpretive talk, or day hike is a great way to learn more about Kenai Fjords National Park. Self-directed Junior Ranger books, the Explorer App, Discovery and Art for Parks backpacks are also available to enhance your visit.
Programs are offered between Memorial Day weekend (last weekend in May) and Labor Day (first Monday in September), unless otherwise noted.
For more information, see our Calendar of Events.
 
A park ranger holds an image of a local bird found in Kenai Fjords.
One of Ranger Malia's favorite things about the Exit Glacier area is the diverse bird life.

NPS / Don Stanko

Exit Glacier Ranger-Led Walks
Programs at Exit Glacier are offered four times a day,
May 27 to September 4 (2017 summer season).
Lasting about 1 hour, 30 minutes, the walk will follow the trail to the Edge of the Glacier. The first part of the program will follow the trail to the Glacier View lookout, and is wheelchair accessible.
Please meet the ranger or park volunteer just outside the Exit Glacier Nature Center. No reservations are required.
10:00 AM Daily
1:00 PM Daily
2:00 PM Daily
4:00 PM Daily
 
A park ranger holds a mountain goat skull for visitor during a presentation at the pavilion in the Exit Glacier Area.
Ranger Jacob presents a mountain goat skull to visitors at his daily pavilion talk.

NPS / Kaitlin Thoresen

Exit Glacier Pavilion Talks
Pavilion talks are offered daily from
May 27 to September 4 (2017 summer season).
These talks are approximately 20 minutes long, and each program focuses on either one of the amazing animals that inhabit this area, or stories from area's rich local history.
Please meet at the pavilion, just down the trail from the Exit Glacier Nature Center. No Reservations are required.
12:30 PM Daily
 
A visitor hikes along a path through green shrubs, overlooking Exit Glacier.
Hiking to Marmot Meadows

NPS / Fiona North

Marmot Meadows Ranger-Led Hike
Guided hikes to Marmot Meadows along the Harding Icefield Trail are offered
June 10 through September 4 (2017 summer season).
Marmot Meadows is a beautiful stop on the longer Harding Icefield trail, with excellent views of Exit Glacier. Join a ranger for the hike, and learn a little about glaciers, and the flora and fauna that live nearby.
The hike usually takes 3-4 hours, and will total 2.8 miles round trip. It is considered a strenuous hike because of the steep elevation gain. Good shoes, food, water, and rain gear are a must.
The hike departs from the Exit Glacier Nature Center. No reservations are required.
9:00 AM Daily
 
A park ranger holds up a jar of sea water to two children.
Ranger Fiona shows a jar of live plankton to Junior Rangers during the beach walk.

NPS / Lindsey Kromery

Fjord Junior Ranger Walk
Walks that are especially for our younger visitors are offered
Sundays, June 11 to August 6 (2017 summer season).
This guided walk along the Seward waterfront gives Junior Rangers an interactive look at the fjord ecosystem of Resurrection Bay, and the chance to earn their Junior Fjord Ranger Patch. Lasting about 1 hour and 30 minutes, the walk will follow the coastline near town, and depending on tides, the walk will take place on rocky beach with some uneven footing. Best suited for ages 8-12, with one or more accompanying adults.
Please meet the ranger at the Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center. No reservations are required.
2:00 PM Sundays
 

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  • Kenai Fjords National Park

    Exit Glacier Pavilion Talks

    Tuesday, June 6, 2017

    Join a park ranger to learn about life at Kenai Fjords. More

    Time:
    12:30 PM to 1:00 PM
    Location:
    Exit Glacier Pavilion
    Fees:
    Free
  • Kenai Fjords National Park

    Exit Glacier Ranger-Led Walk

    Tuesday, June 6, 2017

    Join a ranger for a guided hike to a view of Exit Glacier. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM,1:00 PM,2:00 PM,4:00 PM
    Location:
    Exit Glacier Nature Center
    Fees:
    Free
  • Kenai Fjords National Park

    Marmot Meadows Ranger-Led Hike

    Saturday, June 10, 2017

    Join a ranger for a nature hike to Marmot Meadows along the Harding Icefield Trail. More

    Time:
    9:00 AM
    Location:
    Exit Glacier Nature Center
    Fees:
    Free
  • Kenai Fjords National Park

    Junior Fjord Ranger Walk

    Sunday, June 11, 2017

    Join a ranger for this family-fun adventure along the waterfront of Seward. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    Location:
    Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Free

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 1727
Seward, AK 99664

Phone:

(907) 422-0500

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