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The National Park Service makes every effort to keep the public informed about news events, special and recurring events, projects, and accomplishments which occur within and around the units of the park service.

Past news releases can also be found in the news archive.

For all press inquiries, contact the park's Public Information Officer at (907) 683-9504 or by e-mail.

 

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November 10, 2016
Workshop for New Trails Strategy
The National Park Service will host a workshop to discuss progress on the Denali Trails Strategy at 6 p.m. on December 13 at the Tri-Valley Community Library in Healy. 

October 19, 2016
Denali National Park and Preserve Buzzing with the Discovery of Two New Species of Pollinators
A pollinator survey conducted in Denali National Park and Preserve in 2012 has unveiled the discovery of two new species of pollinators, one of which is found nowhere else on earth. Fewer than 50 species of bumble bees are currently known from North America, and it has been nearly 90 years since a new bumble bee species was discovered.

October 18, 2016
First Dinosaur Bones Found in Denali National Park and Preserve
Before 2005, there was no known dinosaur record in Denali. That year, the first track was discovered in the Cantwell Formation near Igloo Creek. Since then thousands of tracks have been catalogued, but this is the first time scientists have found identifiable bones left by animals that populated the area during the Late Cretaceous Period.

July 02, 2016
Visitor Bitten by Grizzly Bear
A visitor was bitten and scratched by a grizzly bear on Friday evening, July 1 while hiking on the Savage Alpine Trail in Denali National Park and Preserve.

June 24, 2016
Two Bear Incidents This Week in Denali
Two incidents this past week are prompting Denali National Park and Preserve staff to remind visitors to use caution and practice proper behavior in bear habitat.

April 03, 2016
Climber Rescued from Mount Hunter
Denali National Park and Preserve rescue personnel conducted a short-haul helicopter rescue of a stranded climber on Mount Hunter (14,573-feet) on Sunday afternoon, April 3. Masatoshi Kuriaki, age 42 of Fukuoka, Japan, was evacuated from an elevation of 8,600 feet on Mount Hunter’s West Ridge climbing route. He was on Day 75 of a planned 65-day solo expedition.

October 28, 2015
Denali Seeks Input on Proposed Highway Wayside
The National Park Service (NPS) is proposing to create a wayside at Mile 231 (Crabbie’s Crossing) on the George Parks Highway.

June 05, 2015
Use Caution Around Moose
A cow with two calves has been at Riley Creek Campground in the park for the past few weeks. This cow is very defensive of her calves, charging people when they approach too closely and injuring at least three people, one severely. Cow moose are particularly defensive of their newly born calves at this time of year so it is best to give them lots of space. In Denali, you must stay at least 25 yards away but some moose may be disturbed at an even greater distance.

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 9
Denali Park, AK 99755

Phone:

(907) 683-9532
General park information. The phone is answered 9 am - 4 pm daily, except on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. If you reach the voicemail, please leave a message with your number and we'll call you back as soon as we finish helping the visitor on the line ahead of you.

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