Visiting a National Park
“In wilderness is the preservation of the world”
– Henry Davie Thoreau
Beginning with establishment of Yellowstone National Park in 1872 as “a public park or pleasuring ground for the benefit and enjoyment of the people.” Soon after, the United States authorized the establishment of more parks and historic monuments, but were not managed by a central agency. The National Park Service was enacted by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916, and the newly formed agency became responsible for the Nation’s 35 National Parks.
Today, Denali National Park
is one 400+ National Parks and Monuments the National Park Service Maintains, and one of 8 National Parks in Alaska alone. Nearly 400,000 people enjoy the Park annually, experiencing the grand vistas of the tundra, and searching for the untamed wildlife. Preservation efforts are paramount in Denali to ensure this sensitive ecosystem endures for generations. And access to the Park is restricted to Park-approved tours, such as the Denali Backcountry Adventure
Most visitors to Denali will limit their stay to the Park entrance, and explore the many trails near the Visitors Center. However, adventure seekers and those who are looking for a unique way to experience Denali National Park choose to stay at the Denali Backcountry Lodge
. Located within the Park’s wilderness boundaries, the property offers visitors the opportunity explore the backcountry and unrivaled views, and relaxing in comfortable accommodations after a day’s adventure.
Alaska’s other National Parks include Kenai Fjords
, Wrangell-St. Elias
, Lake Clark
, Gates of the Arctic, Glacier Bay, and Kobuk Valley