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.

See other parks in Alaska.
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* Routing the pipeline through Denali State Park, Denali National Park, and the Minto Flats and Susitna Flats state game refuges.
This federally funded contract will construct an approximate 3,300 square foot Interpretive Center located at the Denali State Park Visitor Center Complex.
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.
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.
* South Denali Visitors Center--An EIS has been completed and state funds have been devoted to build the new center, which will be built in Denali State Park. The borough is on the U.S.
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.
McKinley Princess Lodge opened within Denali State Park. The 164-room lodge is the only property offering views of the 20,320-foot peak - when it is not shrouded in clouds.
Included in this plan are seven interpretive waysides along George Parks Highway and one near Talkeetna; a large visitor center just north of the boundary of Denali State Park; and a small visitor center in the south part of the state park.
This plans includes a large visitor center in the north development zone of Denali State Park; 14 interpretive waysides along the George Parks Highway and 1 near Talkeetna; and comfort stations at selected wayside exhibits.
Also, discussion continues over developing a ski resort at Hatcher Pass and a lodge and visitor center in Denali State Park.