Kenai Fjords National Monument was initially designated by President Jimmy Carter on December 1, 1978, using the Antiquities Act, pending final legislation to resolve the allotment of public lands in Alaska. Establishment as a national park followed the passage of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act in 1980. The park protects the icefield, a narrow fringe of forested land between the mountains and the sea, and the deeply indented coastline. The park is home to a variety of terrestrial and marine mammals, including bears, whales, seals and moose.
Today we travel to the Kenai Peninsula along the scenic Seward Highway. Every turn is spectacular! We stop at the Anchorage Wildlife Refuge and see bears, moose, elk and others. We visit Exit Glacier which is part of Kenai Fjords National Park. We see how far the glacier has receded and how much the recession has accelerating in current years.
700 foot waterfall near the Exit Glacier