Kenai Fjords National Park


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Kenai Fjords National Park,

669,983 acres (271,248 hectares), S Alaska. The park features the great Harding Icefield and its radiating glaciers, many of which descend to tidewater, and a magnificent series of fjords along the coast of Kenai Peninsula, with rain forest, sea lions, sea otters, seals, and varied bird life. It was designated a national monument in 1978 and a national park in 1980. See National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
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Kenai Fjords National Park

Address:PO Box 1727
Seward, AK 99664

Phone:907-224-7500
Fax:907-224-7505
Web: www.nps.gov/kefj/
Size: 669,983 acres.
Established: Proclaimed Kenai Fjords National Monument on December 1, 1978; established as a national park on December 2, 1980.
Location:South and west of Seward and 130 miles south of Anchorage via the Seward Highway. The Alaska Marine Highway (ferry) System connects Seward with Homer and Seldovia via Kodiak, providing service to Valdez and Cordova. Bus services are available between Anchorage and Seward. The Alaska Railroad serves Seward from Anchorage during the summer months.
Facilities:Camping sites, visitor center (é), ranger station, backcountry public use cabins.
Activities:Camping, hiking, boating, kayaking, fishing, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, boat tours, wildlife viewing, interpretive programs.
Special Features:The park includes one of the four major ice caps in the United States, the 300-square-mile Harding Icefield, and coastal fjords. Here a rich, varied rain forest is home to tens of thousands of breeding birds and adjoining marine waters support a multitude of sea lions, sea otters, and seals.

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Stunning landscapes of Kenai Fjords National Park appear in the background of these photos, but no bike riding occurred in the park.
For information, write or call Kenai Fjords National Park, Box 1727, Seward 99664; 224-3175.
If your time in Seward allows, be sure to see Exit Glacier, the only part of Kenai Fjords National Park that's accessible by road.
The "Arctic Circle to Glacier Bay" package visits Denali, Glacier Bay, and Kenai Fjords National Parks.
Resurrection Bay is sandwiched between Kenai Fjords National Park to the west and Prince William Sound to the east, but there's so much to explore in Resurrection Bay some people spend years exploring right here in the bay.
See Prince William Sound or Kenai Fjords National Park on wildlife and glacier cruises.
Kenai Fjords National Park is a natural wonder and a magnet for tourists and residents of the peninsula.
It's great to see that the spectacular Kenai Fjords National Park is being more warmly accepted by residents of Alaska.
decided to build the only lodge within the 700,000-acre Kenai Fjords National Park, the decision to invest in this eco-tourism product, situated in Aialik Bay on the shores of the 1,700-acre Pedersen Lagoon Wildlife Sanctuary, fit with the corporation's goals on several levels.
The wonders of Kenai Fjords National Park exemplify the richness of Alaska's maritime ecology and to the north, Denali National Park symbolizes nature's diversity and majesty featuring Mt.
The lodge also makes a great home base for driving out to take a cruise in the Kenai Fjords National Park or an afternoon of clamming on the beaches of Clam Gulch.
With alternative energy receiving increasing attention nationwide, Kenai Fjords National Park is now operating a remote nature center with environmentally clean fuel-cell technology, If successful, the project could serve as a model for other national parks and federal agencies.