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 summer 2021. If you encounter discrepancies between other parts of our website and this information, go with what you see below. This supersedes 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. 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.
CampgroundsAs in normal winters, Riley Creek Campground is the only established campground open in Denali.
Most of Denali's campgrounds were open in 2021. Advanced reservations for all campgrounds are strongly recommended; they can be made as early as December 1, for the following summer.
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.
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: September 20, 2021