April 16, 2015
"Find Your Park" in Denali During National Park Week 2015!
“Find Your Park” is the theme for this year’s celebration of National Park Week, which is taking place April 18–26. It is a celebration of the upcoming centennial anniversary of the National Park Service in 2016 and sets the stage for the agency’s second century of service.
April 16, 2015
Denali Park Road Opening to Mile 30 on Saturday, April 18
Continued mild weather has aided the park’s spring road opening crew in providing access further into the park for park visitors. The park road will open for travel to Mile 30, the Teklanika Rest Area, by 10:00 am on Saturday, April 18, weathr permitting.
April 10, 2015
Denali Seeks Bids on Major Visitor Services Contract
The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking bids on a 10-year concession contract to provide transportation and other major visitor services in Denali National Park and Preserve. The proposed contract will have a term of January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2025.
April 09, 2015
National Park Service Issues FONSI for Improvements to Gorge Creek Trail
The National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Gorge Creek Environmental Assessment. The NPS chose the action alternative to improve and reroute sections or the Gorge Creek Trail, which is located south of the Eielson Visitor Center (EVC) at Mile 66 on the Denali Park Road.
March 31, 2015
Denali Park Road Now Open to Savage River
The Denali Park Road is now open as far as the Savage River (Mile 15). The longer days and milder temperatures of early spring provide enjoyable conditions for visiting the park.
March 23, 2015
Denali Park Begins Spring Road Opening
The National Park Service spring road opening crew has begun the annual operations to clear and prepare the Denali Park Road for vehicle access. They expect to encounter less than usual amounts of snow and more overflow ice, due to the lack of insulating snow cover. The remote weather stations at Toklat and Kantishna are reporting approximately 3 and 24 inches of snow, respectively.
March 17, 2015
NPS in Alaska Issues Superintendent’s Compendiums
The National Park Service (NPS) has issued the annual Superintendent’s Compendiums for 2015, a collection of documents that will become effective on April 1.
March 05, 2015
Park to Burn Debris in Entrance Area, March 2015
Fire Management staff at Denali National Park and Preserve are planning to burn debris consisting of trees and brush between Monday, March 9 and Friday, March 27, weather conditions permitting.
February 19, 2015
Public Meeting of the Subsistence Resource Commision
The Denali National Park Subsistence Resource Commission (SRC) will meet on Wednesday February 25 at Pikes Waterfront Lodge in Fairbanks. The public is invited to attend the meeting, which will be held from 10:30 am-4:30 pm.
February 11, 2015
Denali Park Road Opens to Mile 12 on Saturday, February 14
Weather conditions permitting, at 8:00 am on Saturday, February 14 the National Park Service will open the Denali Park Road as far as the Mountain Vista Rest Area (Mile 12) for travel by private vehicles and commercial vehicles with permits. Visitors should expect to encounter snow and ice on shaded sections of the park road.
February 10, 2015
2015 Teacher Scholarships Available for Summer Courses in Denali
The Murie Science and Learning Center , with the support of Alaska Geographic, is awarding scholarships to teachers for accredited courses taking place in Denali National Park and Preserve. These field-based courses are small group intensives that expose teachers to science, research, and educational opportunities using Denali as their classroom. Courses are three to five days in length. Professional development credit is made available through the University of Alaska. For additional information and to apply, please visit the Alaska Geographic website. The application deadline is February 27, 2015.
January 22, 2015
Park to Burn Debris in Entrance Area
Fire Management staff at Denali National Park and Preserve are planning to burn debris consisting of trees and brush between Monday, January 26 and Friday, February 6, weather conditions permitting. The single pile is located east of the park airstrip and west of the northernmost loop of the Riley Creek Campground.
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.
January 15, 2015
Public Hearings and Comment Period for Compendiums, Including Temporary Wildlife Hunting Restrictions
National Park Service compendiums for Alaska will be open for a 30-day public comment period. A compendium – one for each NPS area in Alaska -- is a compilation of all designations, closures and restrictions adopted under the discretionary authority within the regulations covering national parks. This regulatory tool helps manage Alaska's national park areas for the public’s enjoyment, use and protection.
January 05, 2015
Applications Open for 2015 MSLC Research Fellowships
The National Park Service and the Murie Science and Learning Center (MSLC) are seeking applicants for two research fellowships that are available to individuals wishing to conduct research in Denali National Park and Preserve and other arctic and subarctic Alaska national parks.
January 02, 2015
Southern Portions of the Park Open to Snowmobiling
Recent storms have brought additional snow to the park, and the Superintendent has determined that there is now adequate snow cover for the use of snowmobiles for traditional activities in areas of the 1980 park and preserve additions that are south of the crest of the Alaska Range.
December 01, 2014
Prospectus Available for Mountain Guiding
The National Park Service (NPS) intends to award up to six concession contracts for providing mountaineering guide services to the public within Denali National Park and Preserve. The proposed contracts will have a term of January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2025.
November 25, 2014
2015 Bus & Campground Reservations Open December 1, 2014
Doyon/ARAMARK Joint Venture, the transportation concessioner for Denali National Park and Preserve, will begin accepting advance reservations for the 2015 visitor season for shuttle buses and the park’s four largest campgrounds on Monday, December 1, 2014. Reservations are available by phone, on-line or mail.
August 28, 2014
Utility Replacement Project Underway at Denali Park Headquarters
Work has begun on a major project to replace and upgrade the underground utility systems at Denali National Park and Preserve headquarters. Construction crews and heavy equipment are operating in the area, and visitors and park employees are advised to heed warning signs/barricades and be alert for construction personnel and equipment.
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.
March 18, 2014
Denali Winter Artists-in-Residence Arrive
The National Park Service has expanded the Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program to include winter residencies on an ongoing basis, and the first two participants in this winter’s program will begin their residencies this week.