• 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

Cacheing

For extended backcountry treks, you may only cache food and supplies in bear-proof food lockers located at any established campground, the Wilderness Access Center, Eielson Visitor Center, or the Toklat Road Camp.

Ask a ranger for specific locations and updates when obtaining your permit.

Label food/supplies with party name and date you intend to retrieve it.

The Wilderness Access Center has lockers for any gear that you need to leave at the entrance area. The cost for a locker is 50 cents. There is no charge for any other food locker in the park.

Denali National Park cannot be held responsible for caches that are tampered with or stolen.

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.