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Alaska Department of Natural Resources

Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Denali Overlook - Courtesy of Thomas Bol Photography

Mat-Su Region

Denali State Park

Denali State Park


★ ADA Facility - Yes
★ 325,240 Acres
Cabins (see fee page)
Alaska Veteran's Memorial
Byers Lake Campground
Denali View North
Denial View South
★ Little Coal Creek Trailhead
Lower Troublesome Creek Campground
★ Upper Troublesome Creek Trailhead
Kesugi Ridge Trail System North
Kesugi Ridge Trail System South
K'esugi Ken Campground

Useful Information

Denali State Park Brochure


★ Berry picking
★ Camping
★ Fishing
★ Trails
★ Visitor Center

Denali State Park is an integral part of one of North America's most spectacularly beautiful regions. The park's 325,240 acres, almost one-half the size of Rhode Island, provide the visitor with a great variety of recreational opportunities, ranging from roadside camping to wilderness exploration.

The park is about 100 air miles north of Anchorage and is divided roughly in half by the George Parks Highway, the major road link between Anchorage and Fairbanks. Situated between the Talkeetna Mountains to the east and the Alaska Range to the west, the landscape varies from meandering lowland streams to alpine tundra. Dominating this diverse terrain are Curry and Kesugi Ridges, a 35 mile long north-south alpine ridge, the backbone of the eastern half of the park.

Denali State Park was established in 1970 and expanded to its present size in 1976. Its western boundary is shared with its much larger neighbor, Denali National Park and Preserve, formerly Mt. McKinley National Park.

For more information regarding kayaking, canoe rentals, shuttle services, or float trips, please visit www.denaliriverguides.com

Mile 135 to Mile 164 George Parks Highway

Driving Directions:
Take the George Parks Hwy. North to mile 135.

Mission Statement

"The Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation provides outdoor recreation opportunities and conserves and interprets natural, cultural, and historic resources for the use, enjoyment, and welfare of the people."

Accessibility Notice

Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Atwood Building
550 West 7th Avenue
Suite 1380
Anchorage, AK 99501
DNR Public Information Center:
(907) 269-8400
DPOR Director's Office:
(907) 269-8700