Denali State Park Alaska–Alaskan Paradise
Denali State Park Alaska is a small piece of Alaskan Paradise. It’s tallest peak is Mt.McKinley. Mt. McKinley is revered by the Tanaina Indians. “Kesugi” is an Indian word in the Tanaina dialect which means “The Ancient One.” It is interesting that Denali in the Tanana dialect means “The High One.” Denali is the original name for Mt. McKinley. Mt. McKinley is 20,320 feet high and is the highest mountain peak in North America.
Denali State Park Alaska is over 325 acres of State Park. It is located in Alaska, America’s most northern state. On one side it borders the Matanuska-Susitna Borough. The borough is on the east side of The Denali National Park.
There are three of Alaska’s finest log cabins available for nightly rental. The park is open all during the year. It can be reserved and paid for through the Matanuska-Susitna Area Headquarters in Wasilla. It can also be reserved at The Information Center in Anchorage, Alaska.
The first cabin is a log cabin with a sod roof. It can be reached during the summer by car. The second log cabin has an awesome view of Mt. McKinley, Alaska’s highest mountain. It is accessible by car during the summer, but the last leg of the journey is a 1/2 mile walk to the cabin itself. It can also be reached in the summer by canoe or kayak. The third cabin is only 70 yards from the second. It has a fantastic view of Kesugi Ridge. All of the cabins sleep 6 people. Winter access varies with current weather conditions for all the cabins.
Camping is also available at the Byers Lake Campground. Canoe and Kayak rentals are available from the Denali South side River Guides. Fire wood can be bought from the camp host. The lake does not allow any motorized boats or aircraft in the area.
Denali State Park Information and Reservations
Mat-Su Area Headquarters in Wasilla at 907-745-3975
Public Information Center in Anchorage at 907-269-8400
Denali National Park and Preserve (On the Parks Highway)
Address: Trapper Creek, AK 99683 Phone: (907) 745-3975
Denali South side River Guides at 907-733-7238
Located along Alaska Route 3, it is approximately 240 miles north of Anchorage. It is approximately 187 miles south of Fairbanks, Healy is 74 miles to the north. Denali State Park Alaska is waiting for the outdoor enthusiast. If you travel through Canada on the Alaska Highway, a passport is required. Come enjoy Alaska’s Denali and all she has to offer. Come prepared for the weather and the wildlife. Be prepared and plan well. This is an awesome vacation for those who love nature. See you in Denali State Park Alaska in 2015.