The dates of Denali Road Lottery vary each year — Since the four-day event always
begins the second Friday after Labor Day, we know that the dates for future upcoming years are as follows;
- Dates for the 2016 Denali Park Road Lottery — Sept. 16, 2016 thru Sept. 19, 2016
- Dates for the 2017 Denali Park Road Lottery will be posted in May 2017.
2017 Denali Park Road Lottery
The application period for the 2017 Denali Park Road Lottery will begin on May
1, 2017 and continue until May 31, 2017. Winners of the lottery will receive
a separate notification by email.
The lottery dates for driving the Denali Park Road via the lottery are the second Friday through Monday
of the weekend following Labor Day — thus, the dates of this year's Denali Park Road Lottery will
be September 12, 2017 through September 15, 2017.
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 for visitors 16 and older is payable at the Denali Visitor Center
when you pick up the permit.
Riley Creek, Savage River and Teklanika Campgrounds are open during Road Lottery. Reservations are
available at www.reservedenali.com or
by calling toll free at 800-622-7275 or in Alaska to 907-272-7275.
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.
Denali Road Lottery application period opens May 1, 2017. Don't forget to get your application in
before the deadline.