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Encyclopedia > Kenai Fjords National Park
Kenai Fjords National Park
IUCN Category II (National Park)
Location Alaska, USA
Nearest city Seward
Coordinates 59°55′0″N 149°39′0″W / 59.91667, -149.65
Area 699,983 acres
(2,833 km²)
Established December 2, 1980
Visitors 251,630 (in 2006)
Governing body U.S. National Park Service

Established in 1980 by the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, Kenai Fjords National Park is a United States National Park on the Kenai Peninsula in southcentral Alaska near the town of Seward. The park contains the Harding Icefield, one of the largest ice fields in the United States. The park covers an area of around 1,760 mi2. The World Conservation Union or International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) is an international organization dedicated to natural resource conservation. ... This article is about national parks. ... Image File history File links Red_pog. ... Image File history File links US_Locator_Blank. ... Official language(s) None[1] Spoken language(s) English 85. ... The Seward boat harbor Seward is a city in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. ... is the 336th day of the year (337th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... The National Park Service (NPS) is the United States federal agency that manages all National Parks, many National Monuments, and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... The Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA) was an American law passed in 1980 by U.S. Congress and signed by President Jimmy Carter on December 2, 1980. ... The parks of the United States National Park system are one type of protected area in the United States and are operated by the U.S. National Park Service. ... The Kenai Peninsula in Alaska The Kenai Peninsula is a large peninsula jutting from the southern coast of Alaska in the United States. ... Official language(s) None[1] Spoken language(s) English 85. ... The Seward boat harbor Seward is a city in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. ... The Harding Icefield is an expansive icefield located in the Kenai Mountains of the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska. ... An ice field (also called an icefield) is a flat land area (or a basin surrounded by mountains) covered by ice, usually formed by long periods of snow. ...


The park can be reached from the town of Seward, 130 miles south of Anchorage. The park receives about 250,000 visitors per year and, although it is one of the quieter National Parks, the visitation is quite high for Alaska. Nickname: Motto: Big Wild Life Location in the state of Alaska Coordinates: , Borough Municipality of Anchorage Government  - Mayor Mark Begich (D) Area  - Municipality  1,961. ...

Kenai Fjords National Park
Kenai Fjords National Park
Bear Glacier Lake in Kenai Fjords National Park
Bear Glacier Lake in Kenai Fjords National Park

It is only one of three national parks in Alaska that can be reached by the road, at the Exit Glacier entrance. An easy stroll there leads you to the base of an impressive glacier. The other popular way to visit the Park consists in taking day tour on a boat, starting in Seward. Along the way, you get to see marine wildlife, steep fjords, and tidewater glaciers. Other visitation options require extensive planning and backcountry travel. Image File history File links Kenai_Fjords_National_Park. ... Image File history File links Kenai_Fjords_National_Park. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Exit Glacier is a glacier derived from the Harding Icefield in the Kenai Mountains of Alaska. ... This article is about the geological formation. ...


Fjords are narrow inlets of the sea situated between cliffs or steep slopes. Fjords exist where glaciers once formed on mountains bordering costal areas.


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