Permits, harvest tickets and tags are important tools used by wildlife managers to monitor and protect wildlife populations. Subsistence users are required to follow harvest reporting rules.
Federal Registration Permit
ANILCA, Title VIII, Section 8 11 , authorized the use, for subsistence purposes, of snowmachines, motor boats, and other means of surface transportation that were traditionally employed. These uses are only authorized on Denali National Park and Preserve lands added, in 1980, to the former Mt. McKinley National Park.
Authorized residents may operate vehicles off road only in the following designated areas and trails:
Periodic closures of off road vehicle trails may be announced in the event weather conditions indicate a high likelihood of damage to vegetation and underlying soils.
Access to the Kantishna Area
Aircraft may be used to access the preserve lands for the federal subsistence taking of fish and wildlife. They may also be used to access the preserve for the taking of fish and wildlife under State regulations.
Airplanes are not permitted for providing access to the ANILCA park additions for subsistence taking of fish and wildlife. Subsistence users may not land outside the ANILCA park additions, in the preserve or on private land, and walk into the ANILCA park additions to engage in subsistence hunting and trapping.
A qualified subsistence user for Denali may use an aircraft in the park or preserve to carry supplies to a base camp or cabin but may not utilize an aircraft to work a trapline in the park.
Denali Park Road
A park road travel permit is required for subsistence users accessing the Kantishna area during the primary visitor season. The primary visitor season is the time when the shuttle buses begin operation, on approximately June 1, and continues until about September 15. To obtain a road permit for subsistence use, contact the park at (907) 683-9544.
Firearms in the Kantishna Area
Discharging of firearms near the Denali Park Road in the Kantishna Area is prohibited September 1–15 each year. This developed area has a large number of summer visitors using the facilities and surrounding area to engage in outdoor activities that could put them at risk of a firearm related injury.
Last updated: July 24, 2019