NPS works to connect people with parks
Kenai Fjords National Park
Exit Glacier road is closed to cars for the winter months and much of the spring. Snow at higher elevations on the Harding Icefield trail can persist into mid-summer. It is always a good idea to check on current conditions before setting out.
Last fall, Kenai Fjords National Park and the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (U.S. Department of Transportation) held several meetings around Seward to consider the feasibility of providing an over-the-snow transportation service to the Exit Glacier area. The over-the-snow transportation service had been identified by the park as a potential visitor service in the Exit Glacier Area Plan, which was completed in 2004. The Kenai Fjords National Park Over the Snow Transportation Feasibility Study final draft is available for review on the park Website at www.nps.gov/kefj/parkmgmt/planning.htm.
Providing winter access to Exit Glacier aligns with Connecting People to Parks, one of four themes in the National Park Service Call to Action plan. This path to action prepares the National Park Service in celebrating its second century of stewardship and engagement in 2016. Information on the Call to Action is at www.nps.gov/calltoaction.
The park looks forward to working with the local community to facilitate commercial winter access to the Exit Glacier area. Questions can be directed to Kenai Fjords National Park Superintendent Jeff Mow, at firstname.lastname@example.org.