Designed to showcase the park’s stunning features and to access the historic Kantishna mining district, a trip on the 92-mile Denali Park Road is both a journey full of natural beauty and one that offers a look back in time. During the busy summer season, private vehicles are restricted beyond Savage River, mile 15 on the park road; a bus or other non-motorized form of transportation is needed to go past this point. Each September the park hosts a four-day event called the Denali "Road Lottery." During these four days, winners of a lottery drawing are given a chance to purchase a single, day-long permit, allowing them to drive as much of the Denali Park Road as weather allows. This fall, Denali's Road Lottery is September 13 - 17, with Saturday, September 14 set aside from the lottery process for Military Appreciation Day.
There is a non-refundable $15 application fee to enter the lottery. Winners of the lottery must then pay a $25 permit fee to drive the park road.
#KatieJohnDay is 5/31. Katie John's advocacy led to local rural resident subsistence users having priority for hunting and fishing rights on federal land and water across Alaska, among many other accomplishments.
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