Lack of Snowcover Delays Availability of Snowmobiling for Traditional Activities

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Date: December 13, 2006
Contact: Kris Fister, 907-683-9583

Due to the continued lack of adequate snow cover, all areas of the 1980 additions to Denali National Park and Preserve remain closed to the use of snowmobiles for traditional activities. Determinations to open areas for use will be made when snow conditions allow. All lands within the former Mount McKinley National Park on both the north and the south sides of the crest of the Alaska Range are permanently closed to all snowmobile use by federal regulation. Maps with GPS coordinates for the park and preserve boundary are available on the park website at www.nps.gov/dena .

Additional park information is also available at www.nps.gov/dena or by calling park headquarters at (907) 683-2294 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. daily.

-NPS-

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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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