• 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

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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.

Eating & Sleeping

Camping

Denali is home to six established campgrounds, three of which are open to tent or vehicle camping (RVs, etc) and three of which can only be used by tent campers. Learn more about campgrounds in Denali.

In addition, visitors may backpack nearly anywhere in Denali's six million acres. Learn more about backpacking in Denali.

Lodging

Unlike some national parks, there are no Park Service-run accommodations in Denali. There are a handful of privately owned and operated lodges in the park, as well as a wide range of accommodations outside of the park. Learn more about lodging in and around Denali.

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.