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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas Social Distancing Required Visitors Centers, Stores and/or Other Facilities Closed
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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

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So what does "Park Phased Reopening" mean?

According to the U.S. National Park Service, Kenai Fjords National Park is currently working on reopening. This can mean that certain areas are closed. It can include trails, campgrounds, facilities, visitor centers, etc. Visit the source link below for more detailed information regarding this park's status.

What we know:

The below source link has some information about the status of the park. The National Park Service requires everyone at this park, regardless of vaccination status, to continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces, such as narrow/busy trails, overlooks, visitor center patios, & other congested areas.

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas

Kenai Fjords National Park is currently requiring masks or face coverings in certain or all areas. Depending on your vaccination status, if you are not fully vaccinated (meaning two weeks after your final vaccination), and according to CDC guidelines, which currently depends on the COVID-19 transmissibility rate in the community in and around the park. Most parks requiring masks indoors have put an alert out (found below in the Alerts section). Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Alaska and the local community for more detailed information.

Social Distancing Required

Kenai Fjords National Park is currently requiring everyone to social distance, 6 feet or more, from others. This usually means outside of your immediate group. Some parks may also have size restrictions on gatherings to help assist in social distancing. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Alaska and the local community for more detailed information.

Visitors Centers, Stores and/or Other Facilities Closed

Kenai Fjords National Park currently has visitors centers, stores, or other facilities closed due to Covid-19. It is highly suggested that you bring all the supplies you may need in case a store is closed or shopping is limited due to local communities or the park. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Alaska and the local community for more detailed information.

Last Updated: September 16, 2021
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Kenai Fjords National Park News

Showing the last 10 news releases. Click here to visit nps.gov's Kenai Fjords National Park - News section for more.

  • Hiker Assist on Harding Icefield Trail

    August 30, 2021 | 1:25 pm

    On 8/29/2021, Park Rangers and volunteers from the Bear Creek Fire Department responded to a call from an injured hiker on the Harding Icefield Trail.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Dehydrated Hiker Extracted from Kenai Fjords National Park via Helicopter

    July 26, 2021 | 10:03 am

    A dehydrated hiker was extracted from the Harding Icefield Trail

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  • Injured Hiker Extracted from Kenai Fjords National Park via Helicopter

    July 15, 2021 | 8:29 am

    On Thursday, July 15 an injured hiker was evacuated from the Harding Icefield Trail.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Injured Hiker Extracted from Kenai Fjords National Park via Helicopter

    July 14, 2021 | 8:48 am

    On Monday, July 12, at approximately 1:30 pm, the Alaska State Troopers (AST) received a 9-1-1 call reporting that an individual had suffered a lower leg injury.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Aggressive Black Bear Killed by Park Rangers in Kenai Fjords National Park

    June 1, 2021 | 6:16 pm

    Aggressive Black Bear Killed by Park Rangers in Kenai Fjords National Park

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  • Kenai Fjords National Park Will Open the Gate to Exit Glacier Area Friday, May 21, 2021

    May 20, 2021 | 7:57 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 21, 2021.

    Read more at nps.gov


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

    May 12, 2021 | 4:26 pm

    Due to recent warm temperatures and snow melt, Kenai Fjords National Park has closed the Exit Glacier Developed Area to snowmachine use. This closure includes the road to Exit Glacier within the park boundary, parking areas, the designated route through the campground to Exit Creek, and within Exit Creek.

    Read more at nps.gov


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

    December 11, 2020 | 9:45 am

    Kenai Fjords National Park will open the Exit Glacier Developed Area to off road snowmachine use on Friday, December 11, 2020.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Bear Glacier: Glacial Lake Outburst Flood Update

    November 17, 2020 | 2:34 pm

    The initial flooding danger from the Bear Glacier glacial lake outburst flood has abated. However, a navigational hazard from ice released into Resurrection Bay persists.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Bear Glacier: Glacial Lake Outburst Flood

    November 9, 2020 | 7:47 am

    Flood conditions are expected in the lagoon at the terminus of Bear Glacier. Based on photographs from a remote camera, it appears that an ice-dammed lake located 7 mi above the terminus of Bear Glacier began draining around November 4th or 5th.

    Read more at nps.gov