VISIT Kenai Fjords National Park:
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|
|Hours||Open year round|
|Learn More||Official Website|
When to Visit: Weather vs. Peak Visitation
Kenai Fjords National Park is the 136th 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.
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.
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.
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.
|Primrose Trailhead||Seward, AK more||36 miles|
|Upper Skilak||Cooper Landing, AK more||38 miles|
|Hidden Lake - Kenai Wildlife Refuge||Cooper Landing, AK more||39 miles|
|Russian River Complex||Cooper Landing, AK more||39 miles|
|Cooper Creek Trailhead||Cooper Landing, AK more||39 miles|
|Lower Ohmer Lake||Cooper Landing, AK more||39 miles|
|Quartz Creek||Cooper Landing, AK more||40 miles|
|Ptarmigan Creek Trailhead||Seward, AK more||40 miles|
|Trail River||Moose Pass, AK more||40 miles|
|Crescent Creek||Cooper 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:
|Alyeska||Girdwood, AK||3,939 ft||77%||79 mi|
|Arctic Valley||Eagle River, AK||3,900 ft||48%||92 mi|
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.
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.
|Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport||ANC||Anchorage, AK||87 mi|
|Fairbanks International Airport||FAI||Fairbanks, AK||345 mi|
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.
|Merle K (Mudhole) Smith Airport||CDV||Cordova, AK||160 mi|
|Kodiak Airport||ADQ||Kodiak, AK||174 mi|
|King Salmon Airport||AKN||King Salmon, AK||250 mi|
|McGrath Airport||MCG||McGrath, AK||280 mi|
|Egegik Airport||EGX||Egegik, AK||288 mi|
|Dillingham Airport||DLG||Dillingham, AK||304 mi|
|Aleknagik / New Airport||WKK||Aleknagik, AK||304 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.