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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 49,075 (19,868) 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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The coastal waters of Prince William Sound and the Kenai Fjords in the northern Gulf of Alaska are unique in being regularly used by two sympatric populations of transient killer whales (Matkin et al., 1999).
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