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.

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


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June 18, 2017
Deceased Climber Identified
The mountaineer who died at 17,500 feet on Denali’s West Buttress route on June 16 is identified as Sanjay Pandit, age 28, of Kathmandu, Nepal.

June 16, 2017
Medical Fatality Near High Camp on Denali
An NPS ranger patrol responded to a request for help at 17,500 feet on Denali’s West Buttress route at approximately 1 am on June 16. An independent party of three had been descending from Denali Pass when one of the teammates collapsed due to unknown illness.

June 14, 2017
Denali Unveils a New Video Highlighting the Park Sled Dogs
As the only national park with a working kennel of sled dogs, Denali National Park and Preserve is incredibly proud of its canine rangers and has unveiled a new video that spotlights the vital role these dogs have in park operations.

June 07, 2017
Denali Continues 100th Birthday Celebration with Summerfest
Denali National Park and Preserve continues its year-long celebration of its 100th birthday, kicking off the busy summer season with a day of fun, family-oriented activities at SummerFest on June 10. SummerFest is held at the Denali Visitor Center campus and will include live local music, hands-on activities for all ages, special ranger programs, birthday cake and more!

June 05, 2017
Two Climbers Rescued from the Kahiltna Glacier
Denali National Park and Preserve rangers responded to two concurrent mountaineering incidents starting in the early morning hours of Monday, June 5. In addition to a routine medical evacuation, mountaineering rangers and guides rescued a critically injured climber in a labor intensive, 14-hour crevasse rescue effort.

May 01, 2017
Spring 2017: All Areas of Denali Closed to Snowmobile Use Due to Inadequate Snow Cover
Due to longer days and warming temperatures, Denali National Park and Preserve Management has determined that there is no longer adequate snow cover for the use of snowmobiles for traditional activities in the 1980 additions to Denali National Park and Preserve. 

April 28, 2017
Denali Announces Environmental Assessment Available for Public Review and Comment
An environmental assessment proposing to construct new trails connecting the Riley Creek Day Use Area and the Murie Science and Learning Center (MSLC) to other facilities in the entrance area of Denali National Park and Preserve (Denali) is available at for public review and comment

April 21, 2017
Premiere of "Denali World"
This summer the Symphonic Jazz Orchestra's 15th Anniversary Concert will premiere a new work titled "Denali World" that was composed by Alan Chan, who was a 2016 Artist-in-Residence at Denali National Park and Preserve.

April 20, 2017
National Park Tourism in Alaska Creates $1.3 Billion in Economic Benefit
A new National Park Service report shows that 2.78 million visitors to national parks in Alaska spent nearly $1.3 billion in the state in 2016. That record visitation and spending supported 18,000 jobs.

April 18, 2017
Application Period for Denali Road Lottery Opens May 1, 2017
The application period for the 2017 road lottery program at Denali National Park and Preserve will open May 1. The road lottery takes place in September and allows up to 400 cars per day to be on the western portion of the park road, which is usually closed to most private vehicles.

February 10, 2017
Denali Announces Selections for 2017 Artists-in-Residence Program
Three artists, two writers, and two composers will visit Denali National Park and Preserve in 2017 through its Artist-in-Residence program. Two of the residents will visit in March as part of a winter program. Five others will take part in a summer program between June and September.

Last updated: May 22, 2015

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