National Park & Preserve Alaska

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 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.

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.

Other Ranger Programs

Use the calendar below to find other ranger-led programs in Denali. Most occur between mid-May and mid-September.

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American Sign Language

Our goal is to provide American Sign Language interpretation, when requested, for all ranger programs. Denali is very remote, however, so please request ASL interpretation as early as you can to ensure that we can accommodate your request!

Last updated: March 14, 2019

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 9
Denali Park , AK 99755


907 683-9532
A ranger is available 9 am—4 pm daily (except on major holidays). If you get to the voicemail, please leave a message and we'll call you back as soon as we finish with the previous caller.

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