Celebrating National Park Week 2012

This year, Earth Day happens to conveniently fall during National Park Week, a nationwide celebration of all of the wonders and beauty that our nations parks have to offer.

From Saturday April 21st until Sunday April 29th, all 397 of the United States’ national parks are open to the public for free!

This gives the world all-access to 84 million acres of national parks from Acadia National Park in Maine to the Grand Tetons in Wyoming to Volcanoes National Park in Hawaii and our very own Denali National Park here in Alaska…and everything in between.

Denali National Park is home to the highest summit in North America, Mount McKinley and sprawls across 6 million acres. While much of the park is still blanketed in snow and ice, signs of spring and warmer days ahead are revealing themselves every day. In addition to participating in the fee-free National Park Week, Denali National Park also participates in the National Park Service’s other free entrance days.

Local Celebrations & Events:

Saturday April 21st: 12th Annual Upper Susitna Communities Earth Day Celebration will be happening in Downtown Talkeetna at the Sheldon Community Arts Center.

Saturday April 21st: Volunteer Day

Sunday April 22nd: Earth Day 2012! Have you made your pledge towards “A Billion Acts of Green” yet? Pledge now!

Saturday April 28th: Junior Ranger Day

Will you be making it to a National Park during National Park Week? Where do you plan on going? We’d love to hear your plans in the comments below!

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August 24, 2021 National Park Service Announcement
Denali Park Road Closed To All Traffic beyond Mile 42

Due to the unsafe conditions posed by landslide activity the Denali Park Road is closed. The Kantishna Roadhouse is closed for the season. The Kantishna Wilderness Tours bus tour is operating on very limited capacity for tours to Mile 42 through Sept 12.

The Kantishna Roadhouse is an “inholder” business and we must comply with the National Park Service. We are dismayed and saddened that we cannot keep our business open for the remainder of the 2021 season. And, as you can see, we have no choice but to cancel all overnight reservations beginning August 24th and through the end of the season. We will be sending you a cancellation notice and crediting you with a full refund.

Thank you for your understanding. I fully understand that you wanted to be at the Kantishna Roadhouse, rather than reading this and making other plans.

Best Regards,
Marie Monroe, General Manager