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Kenai Fjords National Park News

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  • The National Park Service Park Seeks Public Comment into Alaska Coastal Park Units Fire Management Plan

    June 20, 2024 | 2:13 pm

    The National Park Service (NPS) proposes an Alaska Region Coastal Park Units Fire Management Plan (FMP) Environmental Assessment for the following park units: Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve (ANIA), Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve (GLBA), Kenai Fjords National Park (KEFJ), Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park (KLGO), which includes the Chilkoot National Historic Trail, and Sitka National Historical Park (SITK).

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Kenai Fjords National Park Will Open the Gate to Exit Glacier Area Friday, May 17, 2024

    May 17, 2024 | 8:06 am

    Kenai Fjords National Park is pleased to announce that the gate to the Exit Glacier area will be open for the summer season on Friday, May 17, 2024.

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  • Kenai Fjords National Park Closes Exit Glacier Developed Area to Snowmachine Use

    May 17, 2024 | 8:01 am

    Due to recent warm temperatures and snow melt, Kenai Fjords National Park has closed the Exit Glacier Developed Area to snowmachine use.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Stranded Skiers Rescued from Kenai Fjords National Park via Helicopter

    April 20, 2024 | 10:16 am

    Stranded Skiers Rescued from Kenai Fjords National Park via Helicopter

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  • The National Park Service Park Seeks Public Comment into the GLASS-HEIFNER MINE CLEAN-UP

    March 27, 2024 | 2:42 pm

    SEWARD, Alaska – The National Park Service (NPS) wishes to inform and encourage the public to review action and information documents related to the Glass-Heifner Mine Clean-up project in Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska. Documents are in the Administrative Record File at the repositories listed below and on NPS Planning, Environment & Public Comment website at https://parkplanning.nps.gov/Glass-HeifnerTCRA.

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  • Kenai Fjords National Park Annual Visitation Release

    February 22, 2024 | 9:16 am

    Seward, AK—Today, the National Park Service announced that 400 national parks reported a total of 325.5 million visits in 2023, an increase of 13 million or 4% over 2022. 

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  • Visitor Fatality on the Harding Icefield Trail

    July 18, 2023 | 12:04 am

    On the afternoon of July 17th, 2023, Alaska State Trooper Dispatch received a report of a medical emergency with CPR in progress approximately 3.7 miles up the Harding Icefield Trail within Kenai Fjords National Park. The victim was reported to be a 15-year-old male.

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  • Aircraft Accident on Beach of Aialik Glacier

    June 27, 2023 | 4:24 pm

    On June 26, 2023, Kenai Fjords National Park was contacted by the Alaska State Troopers. They reported that a single engine aircraft had a rough landing, disabling the aircraft, near the southwest side beach of Aialik Glacier.

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  • Kenai Fjords National Park Closes Exit Glacier Area to Snowmachine Use

    May 22, 2023 | 8:45 am

    Due to recent warm temperatures and snow melt, Kenai Fjords National Park has closed the Exit Glacier Developed Area to snowmachine use.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Kenai Fjords National Park Opens Exit Glacier Area to Snowmachine Use

    December 13, 2022 | 1:43 pm

    Kenai Fjords National Park opened the Exit Glacier Developed Area to off road snowmachine use on Tuesday, December 13, 2022. Open areas include, the Exit Glacier Road, a designated route through the Exit Glacier campground to Exit Creek, and the Exit Glacier outwash plain.

    Read more at nps.gov