The camping in Kenai Fjords National Park offers „escape in time“. The ice age is still reigning there. The biggest glacier there is Bear glacier, but only Exit glacier is accessible with automobile. The park is opened through the whole year, but the roads are closed at winter time. The winter recreations work for the season. You can rent snowmobiles, ski, sledges.
The twelve campsites at the Exit glacier, that is majestically raising at the site, are offering unique experiences. You can go kayaking at the fjords or hiking at the Hardning Icefield trail. wildlife cruises are organized for the visitors from around the World.The amenities here are quite limited, but the natural beauty of the glacier makes up for it. Flush toilets are available near the Nature Center during the summer and for the winter you can use the pit toilets.
Those who like hiking can start at the Nature Center, from where few short trails go around the Exit glacier and show you different views. At the Nature Center you can visit exhibition and a bookstore. You can observe the wildlife in the fjords- orcas and whales are appearing the the waters.
Stock up on groceries because the weather at Kenai Fjords National Park can get hazardous, and you can find yourself trapped in really bad weather conditions. Especially if you plan to pass through Harding Icefield. It’s not easy to say how much time it will take, because the weather can delay you. The good point is that if you plan to finish at Exit Glacier there is no need to schedule your pickup by plain or boat.
With all this we can assure you that this camping area is one of the best. The active glacier and the breathtaking beauty of the panorama is totally worth your time. Just be prepared for very cold weather conditions in winter and really hot in summer( the water surface is reflecting the sun, so layer some clothes and use sunscreen).