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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.

Viewpoint along the Denali Park Road

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.

Views from the Denali Park Road.

Riley Creek, Savage River and Teklanika Campgrounds are open during Road Lottery. Reservations are available at or by calling toll free at 800-622-7275 or in Alaska to 907-272-7275.

Riley Creek Campground in Denali Park

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.

Teklanika Campground, Denali National Park in Alaska.

Denali Road Lottery application period opens May 1, 2017. Don't forget to get your application in before the deadline.

Riley Creek Campground

Savage River Campground

Teklanika Campground