Kenai Fjords National Park

Kenai Fjords National Park

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Park Details

Kenai Fjords National Park was established on December 1, 1978, and has a total area of 669,984 acres (1,047 square miles, or 2,712 square kilometers).

Address 411 Washington Street, Seward, AK, 99664
Phone907 422-0500
HoursOpen year round
Entrance FeeFree
Learn MoreOfficial Website

When to Visit: Weather vs. Peak Visitation

Kenai Fjords National Park is the 125th most visited park in the country.

We crunched 30 years of historical weather and/or park service data to find the best months to visit Kenai Fjords National Park. We looked for the optimal temperatures, the least amount of snow and rain, and stayed away from peak visitation months if we could help it. All this data then helped us paint a picture as to what the absolute best time to visit Kenai Fjords National Park is.

Our data shows the best months to visit Kenai Fjords National Park are July, June & August.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Park Visits3123381325,94396,643121,131110,73350,0417,141619
Precipitation351305250274208178179257412366317425
Avg Temp192122294048525143322320
Max Temp262729435764686553413127
Avg Temp101113202835393933231412
Min Temp-15-12-9521283532249-7-12
Temperature values in °F; Precipitation in Inches

Kenai Fjords National Park Road Trips

Many family vacations consist of stringing one or more national parks together during a week-long trip. Creating these types of trips is our specialty! Here are the road trips we've created where Kenai Fjords National Park is visited.

Trip NameTrip MilesTrip Days
Denali & Wrangell-St. Elias8819
Denali & Kenai Fjords4788

Other Nearby National Park Sites

From national monuments, to historic sites to seashores and more, here are the other parks closest to Kenai Fjords National Park.

NameDistance
Lake Clark National Park137 mi
Katmai National Park202 mi
Denali National Park236 mi

Nearby Campsites & RV Parks

If you are looking to pitch a tent or park an RV at a campsite near Kenai Fjords National Park, here is a list of the closest campsites in the surrounding area. They all have slightly different amenitites, so its best to check them all out instead of just chosing the first on the list.

NameDetailsMiles Away
Primrose TrailheadSeward, AK more 36 miles
Upper SkilakCooper Landing, AK more 38 miles
Hidden Lake - Kenai Wildlife RefugeCooper Landing, AK more 39 miles
Russian River ComplexCooper Landing, AK more 39 miles
Cooper Creek TrailheadCooper Landing, AK more 39 miles
Lower Ohmer LakeCooper Landing, AK more 39 miles
Quartz CreekCooper Landing, AK more 40 miles
Ptarmigan Creek TrailheadSeward, AK more 40 miles
Trail RiverMoose Pass, AK more 40 miles
Crescent CreekCooper Landing, AK more 41 miles

Nearest Ski Resorts

For those of you who are the diehard outdoors type, visiting a national park on a ski trip can be quite the adventure. Here are the ski resorts within 100 miles of Kenai Fjords National Park:

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
AlyeskaGirdwood, AK3,939 ft75%79 mi
Arctic ValleyEagle River, AK3,900 ft46%92 mi

Nearest Airports

When visiting a National park, many people are faced with either a very long drive across country, or a much shorter flight. For those of you looking to fly into Kenai Fjords National Park, we've listed the closest airports in the area.

Large Airports

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airports to Kenai Fjords National Park.

NameCodeCityDistance
Ted Stevens Anchorage International AirportANCAnchorage, AK87 mi
Fairbanks International AirportFAIFairbanks, AK345 mi
Medium Airports

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airports to Kenai Fjords National Park.

NameCodeCityDistance
Merle K (Mudhole) Smith AirportCDVCordova, AK160 mi
Kodiak AirportADQKodiak, AK174 mi
King Salmon AirportAKNKing Salmon, AK250 mi
McGrath AirportMCGMcGrath, AK280 mi
Egegik AirportEGXEgegik, AK288 mi
Dillingham AirportDLGDillingham, AK304 mi
Aleknagik / New AirportWKKAleknagik, AK304 mi

Credits: Campground data provided by USCampgrounds.info. Map shapes from CartographyVectors. Weather data from NOAA. Airport data from OurAirports.com. Images from Unsplash, Flickr and Parks&Trips. All data has also been updated and augmented by Parks&Trips.