Kenai Fjords National Park is a United States National Park that was established in 1980 by the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act. The park covers an area of 669,984 acres on the Kenai Peninsula in south central Alaska. Various wildlife live in this park such as orcas, otters, puffins, bear, moose and mountain goats. Various activities are enjoyed by visitors of this park such as kayaking, camping, cabins, fishing, beach combing, bicycling, hiking, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, dog sledding, boat tours, ranger programs, sight seeing, and mountaineering.
Kenai Fjords National Park and its beautiful and rugged
landscape offers a life-changing experience for visitors. From rocky coastlines
to glacier-crowned peaks, Kenai Fjords National Park covers 607,805 acres of wilderness
on the southeast coast of Alaska's Kenai Peninsula. The park is capped by a
relic from past ice-ages and the largest icefield entirely within U.S. borders,
the Harding Icefield. The park’s landscape is continuously shaped by glaciers,
earthquakes, and storms.
In 1978, Kenai Fjords National Park was established as a
national monument. Kenai
Fjords National Park was established in 1980 by the Alaska National
Interest Lands Conservation Act to protect some of the most unbelievable
and impassable wilderness in Alaska. Areas focused on protection included the fjord
and rainforest ecosystems, Harding Icefield, abundant wildlife and historical
and archaeological remains, and to provide visitor access. Kenai Fjords National
Park spans 601,839-acres near the town of Seward. 60% of the park is covered by
snow and ice.
Lining the edge of the park is the vast 936-square-mile
Harding Icefield. From the massive icefield,
uncountable tidewater glaciers pour down in which carve valleys that fill with
seawater to form stunning fjords and icebergs. Three main areas of Kenai Fjords
National Park include Exit Glacier, Harding Icefield, and the coast. Exit
Glacier is a half mile wide river of ice. Harding Ice Field is one of four
remaining ice fields in U.S., spanning 700-square-miles, and is the largest ice
field entirely within U.S. borders. The park’s rugged coastline comprises of
beautiful tidewater glaciers and abundant marine wildlife.