Kenai Fjords National Park is perfect in so many ways.  It is hard to make it to, but not too hard. It has a very friendly environment, but not friendly enough to make it boring. It has easy things to do, and difficult things to do. And, of course, it is beautiful, fun and has plenty to offer.

Kenai is one of Alaska’s more commercialized parks. It is only about 127 miles from Anchorage, making it very easy to access. It is also a very popular cruise site. Boats leave from Anchorage daily, going to see everything from whales and glaciers to the Fjords themselves.

Boat tour in Kenai

With so many easy things to access, most parks would become overrun and unnatural. Kenai has kept it’s natural beauty, partly because of the hard work of the people who run the park have done, partly because of the sheer size and partly because of the strength of the Alaskan wilderness.  It is very hard for humans to break down the beauty of this area. One other thing that helps- almost all of the people that visit visit by boat. This keeps the shore line looking as clean as it did 100 years ago.