Educational Fee Waiver

All individuals over 15 years old must pay the park entrance fee to enter Denali unless they qualify for a fee exemption.

Denali Entrance Fee—Per Person - $15.00

Youth age 15 years or younger are free. For people age 16 or older: This fee provides the visitor a 7-day entrance permit. It is charged year-round.


Fee Waiver Information

National Park Service regulations allow academic institutions to obtain a waiver of park entrance fees, provided the visit is for academic or scientific purposes, and the resources or facilities that the group intends to use support those purposes.

A school group does not automatically qualify for a fee-waiver just because the visit is educational. Academic groups must demonstrate that they qualify for the waiver by meeting each of the three requirements listed below:
  1. Eligibility
    Applicants must prove they are an academic or scientific institution.
  2. Relevance
    Applicants must provide a written explanation identifying the park resources and/or facilities that will be used to support the educational purpose of the visit, and how they are relevant to that purpose.
  3. Educational Purpose
    Applicants must provide a written statement confirming that the visit supports a specific curriculum for which academic credit is offered.
Entrance fee waivers are granted only if each of the above three criteria are met.


Please email the Denali Education Team (denali_education at your completed Fee Waiver Application, along with the required documentation.

All applications must be received at least two weeks prior to date of visit.

Chaperone Limits: The park retains the right to limit the number of chaperones, teachers, and guides as follows: One (1) chaperone per 1-10 College students, or 1-6 High school students or, 1-4 Preschool or Elementary students.

Park road access: Groups that qualify for an Educational Fee Waiver can drive anywhere that personal vehicles are allowed on the Denali Park Road. The road is generally open to personal vehicles as far as Savage River in summer and Mountain Vista or Teklanika in fall and spring. Allowable modes of transportation include personal cars and school or commercial buses. Group parking is not available at Savage River, so educational groups should either take a free park shuttle bus to Savage River, get dropped off and picked up, or park at Mountain Vista

Last updated: September 9, 2019

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 9
Denali Park , AK 99755


907 683-9532
A ranger is available 9 am—4 pm daily (except on major holidays). If you get to the voicemail, please leave a message and we'll call you back as soon as we finish with the previous caller.

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