• 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

South Denali

 
Scenic view of the Alaska Range in the South Denali region
Scenery in the South Denali region
NPS PHOTO / KENT MILLER
 

The South Denali Implementation Plan was developed through an interagency partnership with the State of Alaska, the Mantanuska-Susitna Borough, and the National Park Service. In June 2006, the Record of Decision for the Final South Denali Implementation Plan and Environmental Impact Statement was signed by the agencies. This document gives specific direction for developing new facilities and recreational opportunities in the South Denali region while protecting resource values and preserving the quality of life for residents in nearby communities.

Key elements of this project include: a new multi-agency visitor center and access road, an intermodal transportation facility, trail systems, and other road side enhancements to improve the quality of access and the recreational experience in the region.

Browse through the following links to learn more about the South Denali planning process:

 

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.