Learn and Explore
Last Updated: May 20, 2022
Some park operations are currently altered due to the Pretty Rocks Landslide. The closure of the Denali Park Road at Mile 43 is expected to remain in place through summer 2023, while the Polychrome Area Plan is implemented.
The details below apply to trip planners in 2022 and supersede all other trip-planning information. If you encounter discrepancies between other parts of our website and this information, go with what you see below.
The National Park Service follows CDC guidance to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Thank you for helping to keep yourself and others safe and healthy.
Mask requirements are based on the CDC COVID-19 Community Levels for the Denali Borough and the Matanuska-Susitna Borough.
Current COVID-19 community level of Denali National Park and Preserve: MEDIUM
HIGH: masks are required for all people indoors, regardless of vaccination status.
The summer season begins on May 15. Summer 2022 (and 2023) operations will be affected by the ongoing Pretty Rocks Landslide and the associated closure of the Denali Park Road at Mile 43. To learn more about plans to address the landslide, see the Polychrome Area Plan.
Visitor Centers & Other Facilities
Wonder Lake Campground is closed in 2022. All other campgrounds are open. Advance reservations for all campgrounds are strongly recommended; they can be made as early as December 1, for the following summer.
Entrance Fees and 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. You must be able to show a park pass or proof of online purchase (on a mobile device or printed receipt) if asked by a park ranger.
The 2022 Road Lottery and Military Appreciation Day are cancelled.
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: May 20, 2022