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    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 »

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April 23, 2014
2014 Denali Road Lottery Entry Period Begins May 1
The 2014 annual road lottery in Denali National Park and Preserve will take place on September 12, 13, 14, and 15 (Friday through Monday), weather permitting. Entries may be made online at www.recreation.gov beginning at 12:01 am on May 1 until midnight, May 31, 2014 (Alaska time). Entries can also be done by phone at (877) 444-6777 between the hours of 6:00 am – 8:00 pm (Alaska time) from May 1 - 31.

April 17, 2014
Denali Park Road Opening to Mile 30 on Friday, April 18
The Denali Park Road will be open for travel by park visitors to Mile 30, the Teklanika Rest Area, at 8:00 am on Friday, April 18.

April 09, 2014
Upper Susitna Communities Celebrate Earth Day on April 19th
The Upper Susitna Valley is celebrating spring and this planet we call home during the 14th Annual Earth Day Celebration taking place on Saturday, April 19. Everyone is invited to come enjoy the activities suitable for all ages taking place from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm at the Sheldon Community Arts Hangar in downtown Talkeetna.

April 04, 2014
Environmental Assessment on Wonder Lake Climate Reference Network Station Available for Public Comment
The National Park Service (NPS) is considering a proposal by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to install a U.S. Climate Reference Network station near the water treatment building west of the Wonder Lake Campground in Denali National Park and Preserve. This project would take place during the summer of 2014.

March 27, 2014
Denali Park Road Open to Savage River
The Denali Park Road is now open as far as the Savage River (Mile 15).

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.

March 03, 2014
National Park Service Introduces Denali Science School
Registration is now open for Denali Science School, a new education program for Alaskan fifth and sixth-grade classes. Denali Science School will bring whole classrooms of students into Denali National Park and Preserve for overnight field trips in autumn 2014.

February 27, 2014
National Park Service Issues FONSI for Horseshoe Lake Trail
The National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Horseshoe Lake Trail Additions and Improvements Environmental Assessment. The NPS chose the action alternative to extend the Horseshoe Lake Trail around the lake and along the Nenana River. Improvements to the trail will include the construction of one bridge and two short sections of boardwalk

February 24, 2014
Hearings Set on Wildlife Hunting Regulations
The National Park Service is holding public hearings in March on temporary restrictions for certain sport hunting practices in several national preserves in Alaska. Public comments on these provisions will be taken from March 9 through March 22.

February 13, 2014
Denali Park Road Opens to Mile 12 on February 15
Weather conditions permitting, at 8:00 am on Saturday, February 15 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 07, 2014
Registration Open for 2014 Field Courses in Denali National Park and Preserve
A wide variety of field-based, active learning courses taking place this summer in Denali National Park and Preserve are now available for reservation.

January 23, 2014
Northern Areas of Denali Closed to Snowmobile Use
Due to the unseasonably warm temperatures and rain there is no longer adequate snow cover for the use of snowmobiles for traditional activities in the 1980 additions to Denali National Park and Preserve that are north of the Alaska Range. Those park lands that were open for snowmobile use are now closed until there is additional snow cover.

January 22, 2014
Denali National Park and Preserve Announces 2014 Artists-in-Residence
The National Park Service has selected five visual artists and three writers from more than 250 applicants to participate in the 2014 Artist-in-Residence program at Denali National Park and Preserve this year. For the first time, the program has been expanded to include winter residencies.

December 30, 2013
All 1980 Park Additions to Denali National Park and Preserve Now Open to Snowmobiling for Traditional Activities
The Superintendent has determined that there is now adequate snow cover for the use of snowmobiles for traditional activities in the areas of the 1980 park and preserve additions to Denali National Park and Preserve north and south of the crest of the Alaska Range.

December 30, 2013
All 1980 Park Additions Open for Traditional Activities on Snowmachine
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 the areas of the 1980 park and preserve additions to Denali National Park and Preserve north and south of the crest of the Alaska Range.

December 16, 2013
Applications Open for 2014 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.

November 27, 2013
Wolf Viewing Declining in Denali
For a third consecutive year, National Park Service (NPS) researchers have found that visitors traveling in buses on the Denali Park Road have had significantly declining opportunities to see wolves. In a random sample of 80 bus trips this summer, wolves were seen on three occasions, or about 4 percent of the trips. By contrast, in the three previous years the percentages were 12 percent (2012), 21 percent (2011) and 44 percent (2010).

November 26, 2013
2014 Denali Bus and Campground Reservations Available on December 1
The transportation concessioner for Denali National Park and Preserve will begin accepting advance reservations for the 2014 visitor season for shuttle buses and the park’s four largest campgrounds on Sunday, December 1.

June 23, 2013
Two new lightning-ignited wildfires north of Kantishna
Two lightning-ignited wildfires were reported north of Kantishna in Denali National Park and Preserve on Saturday, June 22. The Bear Creek Fire, which yesterday was estimated to be approximately six acres in size, is located fifteen miles northwest of Kantishna and three miles west of Moose Creek. It is burning in an area that burned in 1993, and was 80 percent active and creeping in black spruce. The Moving River Fire is 29 miles northwest of Kantishna on the south side of the Kantishna River. It is also on the north side of an old Kantishna River channel, a natural fire break

Did You Know?

three brown snowshoe hares

Natural sound is a matter of life and death to animals relying on complex communications. Intrusions of noise can adversely impact some wildlife, and some visitors' experiences. Denali soundscapes have been monitored since 2000, to help park managers understand Denali's natural sounds