Kenai Fjords

Ranger Programs

Joining a park ranger for a short walk, interpretive talk, or day hike is a great way to learn more about Kenai Fjords National Park. Self-directed Junior Ranger books, the Explorer App, Discovery and Art for Parks backpacks are also available to enhance your visit.
Programs are offered between Memorial Day weekend (last weekend in May) and Labor Day (first Monday in September), unless otherwise noted.
For more information, see our Calendar of Events.
A park ranger pointing out the outflow from Exit Glacier
Ranger Greg pointing out the creek flowing from Exit Glacier

NPS Photo / P. Otero

Exit Glacier Ranger-Led Walks

Programs at Exit Glacier are offered every day throughout the summer season.

Lasting about 1 hour, 30 minutes, the walk will follow the trail to the Glacier Overlook. The first part of the program will follow the trail to the Glacier View lookout, and is wheelchair accessible.

Please meet the ranger or park volunteer just outside the Exit Glacier Nature Center. No reservations are required.

Exit Glacier Ranger-Led Walks are offered at different times throughout the summer season.
They are offered twice daily May 25 through September 2, 2024, at 10:00 am and 3:00 pm.
From June 16 through August 10, 2024, four Ranger led walks are offered daily at 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm.

A park ranger pointing towards the ground
Ranger Araya points out the unique adaptations of plants

NPS Photo / P. Otero

Exit Glacier Pavilion Talks

Pavilion talks are offered daily throughout the summer season.
These talks are approximately 20 minutes long, and each program focuses on either one of the amazing animals that inhabit this area, or stories from area's rich local history.

Please meet at the pavilion, just down the trail from the Exit Glacier Nature Center. No Reservations are required.

Pavilion Talks are offered daily starting on June 16 through August 10, 2024 at 11:00 am.
A park ranger holds up a jar of sea water to two children.
Ranger Fiona shows a jar of live plankton to Junior Rangers during the beach walk.

NPS / Lindsey Kromery

Fjord Junior Ranger Walk

This walk is geared towards our younger visitors.

This guided walk along the Seward waterfront gives Junior Rangers an interactive look at the fjord ecosystem of Resurrection Bay, and the chance to earn their Junior Fjord Ranger Patch. Lasting about 1 hour and 30 minutes, the walk will follow the coastline near town, and depending on tides, the walk will take place on rocky beach with some uneven footing.

Best suited for ages 8-12, with one or more accompanying adults.

Please meet the ranger at the Kenai Fjords Visitor Center. No reservations are required.

Fjord Junior Ranger Walks are offered weekly on Saturdays 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm from June 16 through August 10, 2024.


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Last updated: May 25, 2024

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