Denali State Park


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Denali State Park


Location:About 100 air miles north of Anchorage on Parks Highway.
Facilities:123 campsites, 2 public-use cabins, picnic sites, picnic shelter (é), toilets (some @di), drinking water (some @di), hiking trails (some @di), 2 boat launches, canoe/kayak rentals (at Byers Lake Campground only), informational bulletin boards.
Activities:Camping, fishing, boating, hiking, rock climbing, wildlife viewing.
Special Features:Situated between the Talkeetna Mountains to the east and the Alaska Range to the west, the park's spectacular landscape varies from meandering lowland streams to alpine tundra. Dominating this diverse terrain are Curry and Kesugi ridges, which together form a north-south alpine ridge 35 miles long. Roadside vantage points offer excellent views of Mount McKinley and the heart of the Alaska Range. The park borders on Denali National Park and Preserve (see separate entry in national parks section) to the west, and, except for roadside facilities, is essentially a wilderness.
Address:c/o Mat-Su/CB Area Office
HC 32 Box 6706
Wasilla, AK 99654

Phone:907-745-3975
Web: www.dnr.state.ak.us/parks/units/denali1.htm
Size: 324,240 acres.

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This exclusive cruise and land tour features a 7-night glacier cruise, 1-night at the picturesque McKinley Princess Lodge in Denali State Park, 1-night stay in Denali National Park and 1-night in Fairbanks, plus an adventure class Alaska rail journey, sightseeing tours and transfers.
Get up close to the landscape with Alaska Nature Guides, who lead walks in nearby Denali State Park and around Talkeetna.
What the area has to offer is its incredible natural beauty: the Talkeetna and Chugach mountains, Denali State Park, funky yet scenic downtown Talkeetna, the Knik and Matanuska glaciers, and salmon streams and sled dog kennels.
Their proposed $42 million plan, most of it to be paid for through federal highway construction funds, calls for a visitor center, campground, cabins and trails to be built at the west end of Denali State Park, just outside the national park, and for major improvements to a 41-mile access route.
Tour a historic gold mine, enjoy wildlife viewing, take a sled dog ride, cruise the Kenai Fjords National Park, and hike through Denali State Park.
If you want to stay in Denali National Park, with its limited lodging options, it's probably best to book for 2011 now, but for this summer, think about Denali State Park, which has camping in the park and nearby lodges like Mt.
Alaskan volunteers: Wanted: trail crew members at Denali State Park (chain saw provided).
We take our time heading south on the George Parks Highway (State 3), stopping to hike and pulling out at Denali State Park viewpoints to try to glimpse Mt.
A ski resort at Hatcher Pass, a lodge at Denali State Park and other facilities to attract overnight visitors are reoccurring themes.
Also, discussion continues over developing a ski resort at Hatcher Pass and a lodge and visitor center in Denali State Park.