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Denali National Park - 2015 Road Lottery Information:

The Denali National Park - Road Lottery 2015 is Now Open!!!

Lottery applications can be made online here until 11:59 pm AKDT - May 31st, 2015.

This lottery is for the Road permits with ENTRY DATES between September 17, 18, 20 2015 and September 21st, 2015.

Click on the “Apply Now” button to start a lottery application.

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Each September the park hosts a multi-day event called "Road Lottery". During these 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. In years with heavy snowfall, the Park Road might be open no farther than Savage River (mile 15); in milder years, lottery winners are able to potentially enjoy the entire 92-mile length of the historic road.

Natural Features:
Denali National Park and Preserve is six million acres of wild land, bisected by one ribbon of road. Travelers along it see the relatively low-elevation taiga forest give way to high alpine tundra and snowy mountains, culminating in North America's tallest peak, 20,320' Mount McKinley. Wild animals large and small roam freely, living as they have for ages. Solitude, tranquility and wilderness await.

The vast and expansive landscape that surrounds the Denali Park Road includes not only breath-taking scenery but opportunities for wildlife viewing, hiking, camping, and much more. Visitors are invited to explore the park’s website for activities and additional information related to the fall Road Lottery.

Camping and overnight sleeping while on the Denali Park Road is allowed only in designated campgrounds that are open. These may include: Riley Creek, Savage River, and Teklanika Campgrounds.

Wildlife viewing along the Denali Park Road can never be guaranteed. Some of the most iconic, large mammals, such as grizzly and black bears, wolves, caribou, moose and Dall's sheep, can be seen by lucky visitors. More-often seen small mammals include arctic ground squirrels, red squirrels, foxes and marmots.

Lottery Details:
The dates of Road Lottery vary each year --

Year Dates for "Road Lottery" Event
2015 Sept 17,18,20,21
2016 TBD
2017 TBD

Applicants must apply for the lottery between May 1 - May 30, to partake in the September Road Lottery Event. You may not apply before May 1.

Know Before You Go
Rules and Regulations for Denali National Park's Road Lottery

Denali Road Lottery Information:
  • Only one entry per person will be accepted.
  • Those selected for a Road Lottery permit will be charged the $25 Road Lottery Permit fee automatically. The park entrance fee of $10 per person is payable at the Denali Visitor Center when you pick up the permit.
  • Interagency Federal Land passes will cover the park entrance fee. Please bring your pass with you along with photo identification.
  • The person who picks up the permit must be the person that was selected or have the selected winner's written approval.
    If you give your permit to someone else, please provide them with a written transfer letter that includes the original winners name, date for which they were selected for a permit and the name of the person to whom the permit is being transferred.
  • Only vehicles with Road Lottery permits will be permitted to drive beyond the Savage River Check Station at mile 15 of the park road.
  • For those with a Road Lottery permit, the park road beyond mile 15 is open from 6:00am to 12:00am.
  • Riley Creek, Savage River and Teklanika River Campgrounds are usually open during Road Lottery. Reservations are available at or by calling 800-622-7275 or 907-272-7275.

Contact Information

Denali National Park and Preserve
Phone: (907) 683-2294

Phone Park for More Information:

Information:  (907)683-9532
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