June 17, 2013
1912 Parker-Browne Expedition Featured in Denali's 1913 Centennial Speaker Series
On Friday, June 21 mountaineer Brian Okonek will speak about Belmore Browne and the 1912 Parker-Browne Expedition on Mt. McKinley at the Denali Vistior Center at 7:00 pm.
June 11, 2013
2013 Denali Road Lottery Entry Period Open Through June 30
The entry period for the 2013 Denali road lottery, which takes place September 13-16, is open through June 30, 2013.
June 11, 2013
Moose Shooting Update
On Thursday, June 6 at approximately 7:30 pm the National Park Service received a report that a visitor had shot and injured a cow moose near the Denali Visitor Center.
June 04, 2013
Denali National Park and Preserve and the Denali Borough communities are celebrating Alaska’s longest season during Winterfest 2014 from February 19 - February 23.
June 02, 2013
Lightning Sparks Wildfire in Western Denali
A lightning ignited wildfire was discovered in the far western portion of Denali National Park and Preserve on Saturday, June 1.
May 31, 2013
Denali 1913 Centennial Speaker Series Premieres on June 7
This summer the National Park Service and park partner Alaska Geographic are hosting a special 1913 Centennial Speaker Series to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first summit of Mt. McKinley.
May 22, 2013
Celebrate National Trails Day in Denali National Park
Want to know what it takes to provide trails for visitors in Denali National Park? Come join the Denali trail crew on Saturday, June 1 and celebrate National Trails Day by helping with annual maintenance activities on the Mount Healy Overlook Trail.
May 21, 2013
Medical Fatality Occurs above Windy Corner on Mount McKinley
A 59-year-old German mountaineer suffered a fatal cardiac arrest at the 13,500-foot level of Mt. McKinley on the evening of Sunday, May 19.
May 16, 2013
All Areas of Denali National Park and Preserve 1980 Additons Closed to Snowmobile Use; Cantwell Area Trails Temporarily Closed to ORV Use
Superintendent Don Striker has determined that due to the deterioration of the snowpack, 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 on both sides of the Alaska Range. All park lands that were open for snowmobile use are now closed for the season.
May 16, 2013
Environmental Assessment on the Upgrade of the Headquarters Utility Infrastructure Available for Public Comment
The National Park Service (NPS) is proposing to upgrade the utility systems in the headquarters area of Denali National Park and Preserve.
May 16, 2013
National Park Service to Burn Debris Pile at Toklat
Fire management staff are planning to burn debris consisting of trees and brush at Toklat.
May 09, 2013
Environmental Assessment on Telecommunication and Weather Monitoring Improvements Available for Public Comment
The National Park Service (NPS) is considering actions to establish or upgrade telecommunications systems at several locations in Denali National Park and Preserve (DENA) and to locate new weather stations in the park.
May 07, 2013
Visitor Facilities and Services at Denali National Park Opening for Summer Season
Lengthening days, milder overnight temperatures, sightings of migrant bird species, and the arrival of summer employees are all signs that the seasonal facilities and services that enhance the park experience for Denali National Park and Preserve visitors will open soon.
April 24, 2013
Application Period for Denali National Park 2014 Artists-in-Residence Program Opens May 1
Denali National Park and Preserve is seeking applications from visual artists and writers for the 2014 Artist-in-Residence Program.
April 22, 2013
Denali Park Road Open to Mile 30
Extra effort by the spring road opening crew and other maintenance employees to clear the snow from recent storms has made it possible for the National Park Service to provide access farther west into the park. Park visitors can now drive as far as the Teklanika River Rest Area at Mile 30.
April 19, 2013
2013 Denali Road Lottery Entry Procedures
Learn how to apply for the 2013 Denali Road Lottery by phone or online reservation system.
April 17, 2013
Changes in 2013 Denali Road Lottery Application Dates and Procedures
The 2013 annual road lottery in Denali National Park and Preserve will take place on September 13, 14, 15, and 16 (Friday through Monday), weather permitting. This year the road lottery entry period will begin on May 1, a month earlier than in previous years.
April 10, 2013
Upper Susitna Valley Communities Celebrate Earth Day
Spring is in the air, and the Upper Susitna Valley is celebrating it and this planet we call home during the 13th Annual Earth Day Celebration taking place on Saturday, April 20.
January 09, 2013
Registration Open for 2013 Murie Science and Learning Center Field Seminars and Teacher Trainings
This summer’s Murie Science and Learning Center field-based, active learning courses are now available for registration. These unique, in depth experiences appeal to a wide range of interests as they immerse participants into aspects of Denali National Park and Preserve. Courses are three to five days in length.
December 27, 2012
Ranger Hikes and Other Winter Recreation Opportunities Available at Denali National Park
DENALI PARK, Alaska: Park rangers at Denali National Park and Preserve invite the public to join them in exploring the park on weekend hikes this winter. The hikes will be done on snowshoes when snow conditions are favorable, and will take place on Saturdays and Sundays, beginning on Saturday, January 5. Hikers will meet at 1:00 pm at the Murie Science and Learning Center (MSLC), located at Mile 1.3 on the Park Road just west of the traffic circle.
December 18, 2012
All Northern 1980 Park Additions to Denali National Park and Preserve Now Open to Snowmobiling for Traditional Activities
DENALI PARK, Alaska: Recent storms have brought additional snow to the park, and the Acting 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 additions that are north of the crest of the Alaska Range.
December 17, 2012
Denali National Park Announces 2013 Artists-in-Residence
DENALI PARK, Alaska: Two visual artists and one writer were selected from approximately 250 applicants to participate in the upcoming year’s Artist-in-Residence program at Denali National Park and Preserve.
December 17, 2012
2013 Denali Bus and Campground Reservations Now Available
DENALI PARK, Alaska: Doyon/ARAMARK Joint Venture, the transportation concessioner for Denali National Park and Preserve, are now accepting advance reservations for the 2013 visitor season for shuttle buses and the park’s four largest campgrounds. Reservations are available by phone, on-line, fax, and mail.
November 30, 2012
Hearing Set on Proposed Hunting Restrictions in Denali National Preserve
The National Park Service (NPS) will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, December 12, on proposed changes to sport hunting regulations for Denali National Preserve. The hearing will begin at 5:00 p.m. at the Murie Science and Learning Center in Denali National Park.
October 22, 2012
New Distance Learning Education Programs in Denali
The Education staff at the Murie Science and Learning Center (MSLC) at Denali National Park and Preserve have created free, interactive classroom presentations that you and your students can participate in using Skype on the internet. If you would like to use the Denali experience to enhance your curriculum, please see our offerings!