Kenai Fjords National Park News
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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.
Motor Vehicle Accident in the Exit Glacier Area of Kenai Fjords National Park
September 10, 2022 | 2:36 pm
On Saturday, September 10th, at approximately 1 am, Soldotna Public Safety Communications Center received a 9-1-1 call reporting a motor vehicle accident along Herman-Leirer Rd. Kenai Fjords National Park Rangers, Alaska State Troopers, and the Seward Police Department responded along with volunteers from Bear Creek Fire Department the Seward Volunteer Ambulance Corps
Bear Glacier: Glacial Lake Outburst Flood
September 7, 2022 | 4:28 pm
Flood conditions are expected in the lagoon at the terminus of Bear Glacier. Based on photographs from a remote camera and observations by a local flight seeing company, it appears that an ice-dammed lake located 7 mi above the terminus of Bear Glacier began draining around September 6, 2022.
Injured Hiker Extracted from Kenai Fjords National Park via Helicopter
August 9, 2022 | 8:33 am
On Sunday, August 8, at approximately 6 pm, the Alaska State Troopers (AST) received a 9-1-1 call reporting a hiker who had sustained a lower leg injury approximately two miles up the Harding Icefield Trail in Kenai Fjords National Park. Park rangers, Alaska State Troopers, and Bear Creek Fire Department responded to the incident.
Campfire Restrictions Lifted
July 14, 2022 | 9:16 am
With the recent rain, cooler and damper conditions, and the resulting reduction in fire danger on the Kenai Peninsula, effective immediately all campfire and fire restrictions for Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Kenai Fjords National Park, and Chugach National Forest lands on the Kenai Peninsula are lifted.
Campfire Restrictions on the Kenai Peninsula
July 1, 2022 | 1:49 pm
In response to the current high fire danger on the Kenai Peninsula open campfires are restricted to designated campgrounds or cabins within enclosed metal fire grates or designated fire rings provided at developed recreational facilities within Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Chugach National Forest, and Kenai Fjords National Park lands on the Kenai Peninsula.
Swift Water Rescue from Kenai Fjords National Park
June 10, 2022 | 8:43 am
On Friday, June 10, National Park Service Rangers along with responders from Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department and Seward Fire Department conducted a swift water rescue across Exit Creek and Paradise Creek bringing an individual to safety after their watercraft tipped over and they were not able to swim back across the river.
Kenai Fjords National Park Closes Exit Glacier Developed Area to Snowmachine Use
May 11, 2022 | 11:06 am
Due to recent warm temperatures and snow melt, Kenai Fjords National Park has closed the Exit Glacier Developed Area to snowmachine use.
Kenai Fjords National Park Seeks Public Input into the Development of a Frontcountry Management Plan
January 18, 2022 | 4:50 pm
Kenai Fjords National Park is seeking public input into the development of a frontcountry management plan. The frontcountry area of Kenai Fjords National Park, located around 10 miles northwest of Seward, Alaska, is the most frequently visited and only road-accessible area in the park.
Exit Glacier Road Open to Off-Road Vehicles (2021)
December 8, 2021 | 3:01 pm
Kenai Fjords National Park opened the Exit Glacier Developed Area to off road snowmachine use at noon on Wednesday, December 8, 2021. Open areas include, the Exit Glacier Road, a designated route through the Exit Glacier campground to Exit Creek, and the Exit Glacier outwash plain. Before heading out, all visitors to Kenai Fjords should review park rules and regulations.