November 12, 2015
Denali Announces Selection for Largest Transportation, Visitor Services Contract
The National Park Service (NPS) has selected Doyon/Aramark Joint Venture (JV), to provide transportation, bus tour, retail, food and beverage, camping and other services under a new 10-year concession contract at Denali National Park and Preserve.
November 06, 2015
Denali Remembers Friend, Researcher and Advocate Florence Rucker Collins, 94
Florence Rucker Collins, 94, an important contributor to Denali National Park and Preserve’s long history of scientiﬁc research and a charter member of the Denali Subsistence Resource Council (SRC), died Wednesday morning at the Fairbanks Pioneer Home.
November 03, 2015
NPS To Burn Debris Pile
Fire Management staff at Denali National Park and Preserve are planning to burn debris consisting of trees and brush between Monday, November 2 and Friday, December 4, weather conditions permitting. The single pile is located east of the park airstrip and west of the northernmost loop of the Riley Creek Campground.
October 29, 2015
Denali Remains Open in Winter
For many visitors, winter is their favorite season to enjoy Denali National Park and Preserve. The park is less visited but still very much open and alive with activity. Beautiful backcountry areas can be reached on snowshoes, skis, fat-tire bicycles, skijoring or mushing on the Denali Park Road. At lower elevations you may even be able to explore with hiking boots! There are opportunities for people of all ages and skill levels to enjoy the park.
October 28, 2015
Denali Seeks Input on Proposed Highway Wayside
The National Park Service (NPS) is proposing to create a wayside at Mile 231 (Crabbie’s Crossing) on the George Parks Highway.
October 21, 2015
Denali Holding Open House for Proposed Projects and Plans
The National Park Service (NPS) invites the public to attend a meeting to learn about and offer input regarding trails planning efforts, a proposed wayside area and related topics. The open house meeting will be Wednesday, November 18, 6-8 p.m. at the McKinley Village Community Center.
September 04, 2015
Denali Welcomes Fourth Grade Students through the Every Kid in a Park Initiative
Denali invites all fourth grade students to visit the park for free as part of the White House’s new Every Kid in a Park program. As of September 1, fourth grade students can go to everykidinapark.gov to complete an activity and obtain a free annual entry pass to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including national parks.
June 26, 2015
Lightning Ignites Eleven Wildfires in Denali National Park
Several thunderstorms moving through the area this past week have ignited 11 wildfires in Denali National and Preserve. Four fires were discovered on June 25.
June 05, 2015
Use Caution Around Moose
A cow with two calves has been at Riley Creek Campground in the park for the past few weeks. This cow is very defensive of her calves, charging people when they approach too closely and injuring at least three people, one severely. Cow moose are particularly defensive of their newly born calves at this time of year so it is best to give them lots of space. In Denali, you must stay at least 25 yards away but some moose may be disturbed at an even greater distance.
May 22, 2015
Denali National Park and Preserve Staff Request Public to Use Extreme Caution This Holiday Weekend
Very high fire danger exists in Denali National Park and Preserve due to a lack of recent precipitation, high winds and hot, dry weather. Park officials urge visitors to be especially careful with anything that may cause a spark this Memorial Day weekend.
April 24, 2015
Denali Visitors Provide Economic Benefits to Alaska and Local Area Economies
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that the over 530,000 visitors who came to Denali National Park and Preserve in 2014 spent $5.24 million in communities near the park. That spending supported almost 7,000 jobs in the local area, which includes the 300+ employees of the park’s largest concessioner, and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $7.48 million.
January 22, 2015
2015 Artists in Residence
Four artists and three writers will visit Denali National Park and Preserve in 2015 through its Artist-in-Residence program. This year’s group includes the program's first fine arts photographer, and first outdoor participatory artist. Three of the residents will visit in February and March as part of a winter program. Four others will take part in the traditional summer program that takes place between June and September.
May 27, 2014
Kim Heacox to Speak About New John Muir Biography
Writer, photographer, and activist Kim Heacox will speak about his newest book, “John Muir and the Ice That Started a Fire: How a Visionary and the Glaciers of Alaska Changed America” on Tuesday, June 3 at 7:00 pm at the Denali Visitor Center.