Laws & Policies
Denali's enabling legislation is the starting point for understanding the purpose of the park. Any park unit's enabling legislation outlines the specific reason(s) why Congress designated the place a national park (or national preserve, etc).
There are a variety of rules and regulations that dictate how the park must be managed. These regulations help us protect park resources while also providing visitors with a safe and enjoyable experience.
A variety of management plans inform and direct the day-to-day decisions of park managers. Various plans, like Denali's General Management Plan, Backcountry Management Plan, and others, live on the park planning section of our website.
Hunting and Park Boundary Information
Sport and subsistence hunting is permitted in certain parts of Denali, as well as many areas adjacent to the park. It is your responsibility to know the different regulations, and your location while hunting in this area.
Did You Know?
Mount McKinley, located within Denali National Park and Preserve, is the highest mountain on the North American continent. Measured from the 2,000 foot lowlands to its snowy summit at 20,320 feet, the mountain’s vertical relief of 18,000 feet is greater than that of Mount Everest.