• 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

Fees & Reservations

 

Entrance Fee

The park entrance fee is $10.00 per person (youth age 15 years or younger are free). This fee provides the visitor a 7-day entrance permit.

The entrance fee is collected when you purchase a bus ticket or a campground reservation through our concessioner. Holders of a Federal Lands Recreation Pass are entitled to a refund of the entrance fee upon presentation of a photo ID, along with the pass and proof of their bus/campground reservation. Present the documents either at the Wilderness Access Center or Riley Creek Mercantile upon arriving in the park.

Visitors who are not purchasing bus tickets or campground reservations should pay their entrance fee, or show their federal lands pass, at the Denali Visitor Center upon arriving in the park.

Passes are available for purchase from the Walter Harper Talkeetna Ranger Station year-round, and at the summer and winter visitor centers.

Educators, are you bringing a group to the park? Learn whether or not you qualify for an educational fee waiver.

 
Denali Annual Pass: $40


This pass is valid for 12 months from the month of purchase. It covers entrance fees for the pass holder and up to three other adults into Denali National Park and Preserve.


Purchase the pass at the Denali Visitor Center during the summer season, the Murie Science and Learning Center during the shoulder and winter seasons, and the Walter Harper Talkeetna Ranger Station year-round.
 

America the Beautiful: National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass

As of 2007, the Golden Age, Golden Eagle, and Golden Access Passes were replaced with a new series of interagency passes called the "America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass

All Golden Age and Golden Access Passports continue to be honored according to the provisions of the pass. Paper Golden Age and Golden Access Passports may be exchanged free of charge for the new plastic passes. View a list of Frequently Asked Questions about this inter-agency pass program

Annual Pass - Cost $80
This pass is available to the general public and provides access to, and use of, federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity Fee for a full year from month of purchase. The Annual Pass admits the pass holder(s) and passengers in a private non-commercial vehicle at per-vehicle fee areas and pass holder + 3 adults, not to exceed 4 adults, at per-person fee areas. Children under 16 are admitted free. The pass is non-transferable and does not cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessionaires. The Annual Pass can be obtained in person at the park, by calling 1-888-ASK USGS, or online.


Senior Pass - Cost $10

This is a lifetime pass for U.S.citizens and permanent residents age 62 and over. The pass provides access to, and use of, federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity Fee. The pass admits the pass holder and passengers in a private non-commercial vehicle at per-vehicle fee areas and pass holder + 3 adults, not to exceed 4 adults, at per-person fee areas. Children under 16 are admitted free. The Senior Pass provides a 50 % discount on some Expanded Amenity Fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launch, and specialized interpretive services. In some areas where Expanded Amenity Fees are charged, only the pass holder will be given the 50 % price reduction. The pass is non-transferable and generally does not cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessionaires. The Senior Pass can be obtained in person at the park, by calling 1-888-ASK USGS, or by mail.

Military Pass - Free
This pass is available to active duty military personnel and dependents with proper identification (CAC Card or DD Form 1173) for a full year from month of purchase. The Military Pass admits the pass holder(s) and + 3 adults, at per-person fee areas and passholder(s) and passengers in a private non-commercial vehicle.

The pass is non-transferable and cannot be replaced if lost or stolen. The Military Pass does not cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessionaires.

Covers entrance to Fish and Wildlife Service and National Park Service sites that charge entrance fees, and standard amenity fees at Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation sites.

For more information on the Military Pass please see the USGS website at: http://store.usgs.gov/pass/military.html

The Military Pass can be obtained in person at Denali National Park & Preserve or any Federal recreation sites that charge entrance or standard amenity fees. Obtain the pass at the Denali Visitor Center during the summer season, the Murie Science and Learning Center during the shoulder and winter seasons, and the Talkeetna Ranger station year-round.

Access Pass - Free
This is a lifetime pass for U.S.citizens and permanent residents with permanent disabilities. Documentation is required to obtain the pass. Acceptable documentation includes: statement by a licensed physician; document issued by a Federal agency such as the Veteran's Administration, Social Security Disability Income, or Supplemental Security Income; or a document issued by a State agency such as a vocational rehabilitation agency. The pass provides access to, and use of, federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity Fee. The pass admits the pass holder and passengers in a private non-commercial vehicle at per-vehicle fee areas and pass holder + 3 adults, not to exceed 4 adults, at per-person fee areas. Children under 16 are admitted free. The Access Pass provides a 50 % discount on some Expanded Amenity Fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launch, and specialized interpretive services. In some areas where Expanded Amenity Fees are charged, only the pass holder will be given the 50 % price reduction. The pass is non-transferable and generally does not cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessionaires. The Access Pass can be obtained in person at the park, by calling 1-888-ASK USGS, or by mail.

Volunteer Pass - Free
Volunteers who acquire 250 service hours on a cumulative basis are eligible for this pass. It provides access to, and use of, federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity Fee for a full year from month of award. The pass admits the pass holder and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per-vehicle fee areas and pass holder + 3 adults, not to exceed 4 adults, at per-person fee areas. Children under 16 are admitted free. Learn more about volunteering in the park.

 
Fee-Free Days

A variety of holidays, as well as the annual "National Park Week" each spring, see entrance fees waived at all national parks. Learn more about upcoming fee-free days.

Fee waiver includes entrance fees and commercial fees. Other fees, such as reservation, camping, tour, or concession fees, and fees collected by third parties, are not included, unless stated otherwise.
 
Special Use Permits


Denali, a recognizable national landmark with inspiring mountain ranges and natural settings, is an ideal spot for a variety of special activities. Most special events and activities held within the park require a Special use Permit. These permits are issued and approved only after park staff determine that the activity will not impair park values, resources and visitor enjoyment.

Mountaineering fees -- Mount McKinley and Mount Foraker.

Commercial businesses

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Commercial filming

Professional Photography Program participants

Did You Know?

close view of Arnica, a small yellow flower

Over 650 species of flowering plants as well as many species of mosses, lichens, fungi, algae, and others grace the slopes and valleys of Denali.