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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas Social Distancing Required Visitors Centers, Stores and/or Other Facilities Closed
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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

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So what does "Park Phased Reopening" mean?

According to the U.S. National Park Service, Denali National Park & Preserve is currently working on reopening. This can mean that certain areas are closed. It can include trails, campgrounds, facilities, visitor centers, etc. Visit the source link below for more detailed information regarding this park's status.

What we know:

The below source link has detailed information about specific areas that are currently open. The National Park Service requires everyone at this park, regardless of vaccination status, to continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces, such as narrow/busy trails, overlooks, visitor center patios, & other congested areas.

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas

Denali National Park & Preserve is currently requiring masks or face coverings in certain or all areas. Depending on your vaccination status, if you are not fully vaccinated (meaning two weeks after your final vaccination), and according to CDC guidelines, which currently depends on the COVID-19 transmissibility rate in the community in and around the park. Most parks requiring masks indoors have put an alert out (found below in the Alerts section). Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Alaska and the local community for more detailed information.

Social Distancing Required

Denali National Park & Preserve is currently requiring everyone to social distance, 6 feet or more, from others. This usually means outside of your immediate group. Some parks may also have size restrictions on gatherings to help assist in social distancing. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Alaska and the local community for more detailed information.

Visitors Centers, Stores and/or Other Facilities Closed

Denali National Park & Preserve currently has visitors centers, stores, or other facilities closed due to Covid-19. It is highly suggested that you bring all the supplies you may need in case a store is closed or shopping is limited due to local communities or the park. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Alaska and the local community for more detailed information.

Last Updated: September 13, 2021
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Denali National Park & Preserve News

Showing the last 10 news releases. Click here to visit nps.gov's Denali National Park & Preserve - News section for more.

  • Puppy Cam Back Online!

    September 10, 2021 | 11:00 am

    Denali National Park Kennels is excited to announce that the live Puppy Cam is back online after a hiatus in 2020. Viewers from around the world can watch the eight puppies as they grow, play, eat, and chase Canada jays away from their dishes on Denali’s website.  

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Bear Activity Necessitates Temporary Closure of Teklanika Campground

    August 27, 2021 | 4:43 pm

    The Teklanika Campground, located at Mile 29 of the Denali Park Road, will be temporarily closed beginning on Monday, August 30.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • 2021 Denali Road Lottery Cancelled Due to Landslide at Pretty Rocks

    August 26, 2021 | 1:24 pm

    The 2021 Denali Road Lottery and Military Appreciation Day have been cancelled due to the landslide at Pretty Rocks closing over half of the Denali Park Road.  Transit and tour buses will continue offering Denali visitors the opportunity to travel to Mile 42 of the park road through Thursday, September 16th. On Friday, September 17th, the restricted portion of the Park Road from Mile 15 to Mile 30 will open to private vehicles until weather and road conditions close the road at Park Headquarters (Mile 3) for the winter season.  

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Denali National Park Closes Section of Park Road Due to Landslide Activity

    August 24, 2021 | 2:36 pm

    Denali National Park and Preserve announced that a portion of the 92-mile Denali Park Road will close today due to a fast-moving landslide creating unsafe road conditions at Polychrome Pass. The Denali Park Road typically closes to vehicle traffic beyond the Teklanika Rest Area (mile 30) in mid-September.   

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Man in Stable Condition After Bear Attack in Denali National Park

    August 24, 2021 | 9:47 am

    A 55-year-old man from Indiana is in stable condition this morning after a bear attack in Denali National Park and Preserve. 

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Man sentenced to prison for weapon violation in Denali National Park

    August 19, 2021 | 2:48 pm

    Following an investigation by US Park Rangers and Special Agents with the National Park Service Investigative Services Branch (ISB), a man was recently sentenced to serve time in prison for a weapon violation in Denali National Park, Alaska. The interagency investigation stemmed from an incident in September 2019.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Denali Subsistence Resource Commission Teleconference Rescheduled for August 26, 2021

    August 11, 2021 | 8:18 am

    The Denali Subsistence Resource Commission teleconference will be held on Thursday, August 26 from 10:00 am – 5 pm or until business is completed. The public is invited to call into the meeting.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Denali to Host "Need for Seed" Volunteer Event August 8, 2021

    July 30, 2021 | 3:06 pm

    Denali National Park and Preserve is hosting its annual “Need for Seed” volunteer event on Sunday, August 8 at 9 a.m. to collect and dry seeds for future revegetation projects and learn about native plants in the park. Everyone is welcome to join park staff to learn about native plants and seeds and their role in preserving the park’s ecosystem and enjoy a day in the park.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Free Savage River Shuttle Service Begins July 1, 2021

    June 30, 2021 | 7:13 am

    On July 1 the free Savage River Shuttle will begin operations along the Park Road with four runs daily from the Denali Bus Depot (0.75 mile) to Savage River (15 mile). T

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  • Denali Hosting Dandelion Demolition on June 19, 2021

    June 11, 2021 | 10:37 am

    Spring in Alaska means dandelions. Denali’s “Dandelion Demolition” volunteer event is Saturday, June 19, 9 am-1 pm. Participants will learn the difference between native dandelions and invasive dandelions in the park and spend the morning demolishing the invaders! This is a great opportunity to learn how invasive species can harm the park's ecosystem and why it is so important to help native species thrive on the fragile tundra.

    Read more at nps.gov