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There are many ways to see Kenai Fjords but driving isn't one of them (with the exception of Exit Glacier in the warmer seasons). There's multiple companies that offer tours varying in length and expense on their large boats or by kayak. If you don't want to see it by water, you can take a scenic flight. If you happen to come up to Alaska with your own boat, you need to check in with the harbor master and find out where you can go exactly. We take the tour boat option. The park itself is pretty large and your best bet is to find a way to get into the many fjords to see whales, otters, sea lions, bears and the multitude of other wildlife. There's plenty of glaciers to see as well--the park houses the Harding Ice Field which is the largest one completely in the US.
While Kenai Fjords isn't so much an "explore on your own" kind of park, it seems that way. Without vehicle or much hiking accessiblity, it's maintained that complete wilderness appeal and if you're anywhere near Seward or can find a way to get down there, sign up for a boat or flight tour.
There's a Visitor Center in downtown Seward, open seasonally. However, if it's not open, this doesn't mean the park is closed. There are still tours going on and you're able to enjoy winter activities near Exit Glacier (even if the road is closed)

Address: Visitor Center is located in town
Directions: tours by boat or air--check out VC or small boat harbor
Website: http://www.nps.gov/kefj

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  • Written Apr 20, 2007
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