Katmai National Park

Park Address: Mile 237 Highway 3, Denali Park, AK 99755

Latitude and Longitude GPS: 63.728443, -148.886572

Park Hours: 24 Hours

Park Fees: 15 years and younger is Free. $15 per a person. $45.00 for an annual pass.

Visitor Center Information: Hours can vary but normal hours are 8:00am to 6:00pm 7 days a week.

Year Established as a National Park: Denali was initially founded in February 26, 1917 as McKinley National Park.  In 1980, the Alaska Native Interests Land Conservation Act created 8 new National Parks. Included in the act was the re-naming of McKinley National as a now much larger, Denali National Park.

Park Size: 6,075,029

Weather Summary:

Hiking Trails and Overlooks: Tundra Loop, Thorofare Ridge, Gorge Creek Trail, Savage River Loop, Savage Alpine Trail, McKinley River Bar Trail, Horseshoe Lake Trail, Jonesville Trail, McKinley Station Trail, Meadow View Trail, Morino View Trail, Mount Healy Overlook Trail, Oxbow Loop Trail, Parks Highway Bike Trail, Rock Creek Trail, Spruce Forest Trail, Mountain Vista Trail, Triple Lakes Trail

Glaciers in the Park: Ruth, Muldrow, Kahiltna, Peters, Traleika, Harper, Shelf, Dall, Brooks, Buckskin, Eldridge, Kanikula, Chedotlothna, Shadows, Cul-de-sac, Herron, Surprise, Jeffrey, Cantwell, Fleischmann, West Fork, Tatina, Caldwell, Lacuna

Mountains in the Park: Denali, Mount Foraker, Mount Hunter, Mount Brooks, Polychrome Mountain, The Moose's Tooth, Mount Huntington, Mount Silverthrone, Mount Dan Beard, Mount Capps, Kahiltna Peaks, Mount Crosson, Mount Pendleton, Mount Church, Mount Deception, Mount Dall, Mount Dickey, Fake Peak, Wedge Peak, Mount Mather

Oceans, Rivers and Lakes: Savage River, Toklat River, McKinley River, Yanert River, Birch Creek, Highpower Creek, Kantishna River, Kichatna River, Cantwell Creek, Foraker River

Animals Native to Park: Moose, Grizzly Bears, Black Bears, Wolves, Dall Sheep, Caribou, Arctic Ground Squirrels, Red Squirrels, Foxes, Marmots, Polar Bear, Glacier Bears

Interesting Facts About Denali National Park: The wood frog is the only amphibian that naturally resides in Denali National Park. During the wintertime, these frogs freeze themselves alive into a cryogenic state where their heart stops beating and lungs stop pumping. In the spring they re-emerge as though nothing had happened.