Wildlife Safety

A hoary marmot sits on a rock.
Hoary marmots are often seen along the Harding Icefield Trail.

NPS Photo / R. Niebrugge

Please keep Kenai Fjords' animals wild by following these rules when encountering wildlife.

  • Keep wildlife wild
    Do not feed or allow wildlife to obtain human foods. Learning to beg for and/or rely on human foods is extremely harmful for all wild animals, big or small. Be careful not to leave wrappers, crumbs, or other food trash after picnicking or snacking on the trails.
  • Keep a clean camp
    Avoid setting up camp on or near game trails. Cook and eat away from your sleeping area. Store your food by locking it in your vehicle or using a bear-proof storage container.

  • Keep your distance
    Do not approach or follow wildlife. Bring binoculars to enjoy viewing animals from a distance.
  • Don't harass wildlife
    Treat wildife with respect. If your presence alters an animal’s behavior, you are too close.
  • Wildlife viewing from the road
    If you are driving in the park and wish to stop to view wildlife, be sure to pull as far out of the roadway as you safely can. If you cannot safely exit the roadway, drive past the wildlife and look for a safe spot to park or turn around. Do not stop in the middle of the road!
A black bear stands in a meadow of vegetation.
Bear Safety

Learn the basics of bear behavior, so you can act responsibly in bear country. Remember, your safety (and the bear's) depends on you!

Moose cow walks on rocky outwash plain followed by two calves.
Moose Safety

Moose aren’t inherently aggressive, but will defend themselves if they perceive a threat.

Last updated: January 30, 2018

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