Ranger Talks - Campground and Theater Programs
Evening Campground Programs
Come to learn about anything from glaciers to grizzlies during these informal, 30 to 45 minute programs. Weekly topics are listed on campground bulletin boards.
All campground programs begin at 7:30 pm. Programs are first offered in Riley, Savage and Tek in late May. Wonder Lake programs begin June 8, each year. The final campground programs are in mid-September. Specific program descriptions and titles are available every Thursday, for the ensuing week.
Programs start at 7:30 in each campground, and last around 45 minutes. Programs occur in all park campgrounds except Igloo Creek and Sanctuary River.
There are also evening talks offered at the Murie Science and Learning Center. On occasion, Riley Creek Campground programs are preempted either by movie nights at the Denali Visitor Center or evening walks from the campground. Flyers with program details can be found in each campground.
Campground programs in 2016 conclude on Wednesday, 9/14. Learn more about campgrounds in Denali.
Chalet Amphitheater Programs
Beginning in late May, we offer a 30 minute interpretive program in an outdoor amphitheater at the McKinley Chalet Resort. The McKinley Chalet Resort is located in the heart of the Nenana Canyon, less than two miles north of the entrance to Denali National Park.
To attend a program, you can take a shuttle, drive your personal vehicle, or walk to the McKinley Chalet Resort. Programs are offered at 10:00 am on Mondays and 3:30 pm Tuesday-Saturdays.
Topics vary from the very specific (e.g., bears or other wildlife) to the general (e.g., sustainable living), but all connect to the greater themes found in the story of Denali National Park and Preserve.