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  • Road Closure: Friday, September 26

    On Friday, September 26, a contractor will be working on a utility below the park road near Headquarters. Therefore, the road will be closed to all vehicle traffic at roughly Mile 3. The road will re-open on Saturday morning.

2013 Denali Road Lottery Entry Procedures

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Date: April 19, 2013
Contact: Kris Fister, (907) 683-9583

This year's annual Denali Road Lottery is taking place on September 13, 14, 15, and 16 (Fri - Mon). 

  • Only one entry per person will be accepted. Duplicate entries will be disqualified. 
  • Entries can be submitted electronically at www.recreation.gov between 12:01 am May 1, 2013 until midnight (AK time) on June 30, 2013. Beginning in 2014, the road lottery entry period will be May 1-31.  
  • Entries will also be accepted by phone from May 1 through June 30, 2013 at (877) 444-6777 between the hours of 6:00 am - 8:00 pm (Alaska time).
  • Entries are no longer accepted by regular mail. 
  • The non-refundable entry fee payment of $10 will be charged to a credit or debit card during the online or phone application process. In addition, the credit or debit card holder will be automatically charged the $25 Road Lottery Fee if drawn in the lottery.
  • If the Park Road does not open on the day of your permit due to inclement weather, the $25 Road Lottery Fee will not be refunded.  
  • Everyone who submitted an entry will be notified about the entry status. 
  • Those who are drawn in the lottery will also receive a letter confirming the day of their permit, with additional information on how to obtain the road permit and how to prepare for their visit to the park.
  • The names of the individuals who are selected for permits will be posted on the park website at www.nps.gov/dena/planyourvisit/road-lottery.htm by July 15.  
  • Permit holders must pay the park entrance fee of $10 per person (for visitors age 16 and older) unless they have a federal recreation pass such as the Denali Annual Pass or the America the Beautiful-National Parks and Federal Lands Recreational Lands Pass (Annual, Military, Senior, Access, or Volunteer).

Please visit the park website at www.nps.gov/dena/planyourvisit/road-lottery.htm, call (907) 683-9532, or email denali_info@nps.gov for additional information.  

Did You Know?

a two-story wood building

The visitor center at Denali National Park and Preserve received an award for its environmentally friendly design. Some of the center features are built with renewable and recycled materials, as well as locally found materials.