• pond surrounded by green brush, reflecting a distant range of snow-covered mountains that are dominated by one massive mountain

    Denali

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

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  • Road Open to: Mile 30 (Teklanika River)

    The Denali Park Road is currently open to Mile 30, Teklanika River. If wintry conditions occur, the road may close at some point closer to the park entrance. More »

General Management Plan

The General Management Plan (GMP) for Denali National Park and Preserve consists of an original 1986 GMP and three major amendments addressing the park entrance area and road corridor, south side development, and backcountry management.

Consolidated General Management Plan - A large (9 mb) PDF download containing the GMP and all three major amendment plans described lower on this page.

General Management Plan (1986) -A separate page describing the 1986 plan and offering downloads of specific sections of the plan.

Entrance Area and Road Corridor Development Concept Plan (1997)
- Final Entrance Area and Road Corridor DCP
- Record of Decision

South Side Denali Development Concept Plan (1997)
- Final Plan and Environmental Impact Statement
- Record of Decision

Backcountry Management Plan (2006)
- Summary Document
- Final Backcountry Management Plan & EIS
- Public Comment, Appendices, & Index
- Record of Decision
- Revised Draft Backcountry Management Plan

Did You Know?

close view of bearberry, a small red-colored plant

In 1908, Charles Sheldon – a hunter and naturalist – described in his journal the idea of a park that would allow visitors to enjoy the beauty he saw while visiting Alaska. In 1917 his vision became reality, with the creation of Mount McKinley National Park.