Kenai Fjords National Park, 669,983 acres (271,248 hectares), S Alaska. The park features the great Harding Icefield and its radiating glaciers, many of which descend to tidewater, and a magnificent series of fjords along the coast of Kenai Peninsula, with rain forest, sea lions, sea otters, seals, and varied bird life. It was designated a national monument in 1978 and a national park in 1980. See National Parks and Monuments (table).
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