Learn and Explore
Visiting Denali during a pandemic is going to be a little bit confusing!
Park Operations Altered Due to COVID-19Below is a list of information pertinent to trip planners in fall 2020. If you encounter discrepancies between other parts of our website and this information, go with what you see below. This supercedes all other trip planning information during this pandemic.
Visitor Centers & Other Facilities
Entrance Fees & Passes
Entrance fees to Denali are required. Visitors can learn about fees & passes in Denali and pay their park entrance fees online in advance, or upon arrival to the entrance area of the park. The Denali Annual Pass is also available for purchase online. Please note that after September 28th, the only option to pay your park entrance fee is by doing so online.
Campers are asked to do their part in maintaining social distancing. Bring all supplies for adequate sanitation. It is the responsibility of each camper to understand current Alaska State Health Mandates and their applicability to visitors' camping experience.
Trip Planning for 2021
BusesReservations for 2021 summer bus trips opened on December 1, 2020. Buses in Denali are operated by our commercial partner, Doyon/Aramark Joint Venture. Visitors should read the Joint Venture's statement on COVID-19 to understand how riding a bus will work next summer.
A noteworthy change for 2021: Most buses will travel no farther than Eielson Visitor Center (Mile 66).
CampgroundsAll of our campgrounds will be open in 2021—including Wonder Lake Campground, which was closed in 2020. However, only half of Wonder Lake Campground will be open in 2021. Advanced reservations for all campgrounds are strongly recommended.
Conditions on the Denali Park Road
The map below illustrates which parts of the park road are open to private vehicles (thick green line) and, in summer, to bus traffic (thin black line). Red indicates sections of road closed. Icons also indicate which park campgrounds are open.
Last updated: December 7, 2020