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Contact: Emily Buhr, Outdoor Recreation Planner, 907-683-6242
The National Park Service is exploring ways to provide and support additional recreational use in the Kantishna and Wonder Lake areas of Denali National Park. A range of proposals covering infrastructure, management, visitor experience, guided experiences, and visitor capacity are described in the Kantishna and Wonder Lake Area Plan: Range of Proposals for Public Feedback. Read more about the planning effort and find updates regarding any additional public meetings or related announcements.
Members of the public are invited to share their thoughts and comments on proposals for the Wonder Lake and Kantishna areas at upcoming outreach events or in writing. Written comments may be mailed to the park or comments can be submitted onlline. Comments will be accepted through Sept 17, 2019. The mailing address for comments is:
Denali Park Planning
P.O. Box 9
Denali Park, AK 99755
Public information meetings regarding the Kantishna and Wonder Lake areas planning proposals will be held at the following locations:
Wonder Lake Ranger Station
August 21, 2019, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Denali National Park
Murie Science and Learning Center
August 22, 2019, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Presentation at 6 p.m.
In combination with the public feedback, park staff intend to complete an operating cost analysis, visitor capacity study, and cultural and wetland studies to shape alternatives for a future compliance document.
The Wonder Lake and Kantishna areas encompass the last 8 miles of the single 92 mile Park Road, a historic mining area, access to Denali’s designated wilderness, and some of the most well-known views of Denali and the Alaska Range.
- Learn more about how the bus system works in Denali. Those interested in staying overnight in the area can reserve space at Wonder Lake Campground or plan a stay in the backcountry (Units 15, 36, 41, 42 and 43 are in this general area). No food or beverage services exist along the park road, so visitors should supply their own.
- Read more about visiting Wonder Lake and Kantishna or call the park’s information line at 907-683-9532 if you have trip-planning questions.
- Read more about the Kantishna and Wonder Lake Area Plan, email Emily Buhr, Outdoor Recreation Planner, or call her at 907-683-6242.
Last updated: August 5, 2019