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November 2017

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Don Striker, Superintendent, Denali National Park and Preserve

Don Striker, Superintendent, Denali National Park and Preserve

Denali greets record 600,000+ summer visitors

We had an amazing summer, highlighted by the yearlong celebration of the 100th birthday of the National Park Service. We intend to carry this momentum into 2017 as Denali celebrates our own Centennial with a number of events that are commemorative, celebratory and highlight a century of preservation, protection and public use. Many people don’t realize that Denali was the first national park designated after the National Park Service was established in 1916.

Over the past few years, visitation has been steadily increasing year round and we’re very pleased that this trend is apparent in the winter months as well. Winter visitation in 2016 shows an increase of 65 percent since 2010. Read more