a laughing woman riding a bike, attached to a tiny dog by a leash
Pets must be leashed at all times. They are welcome on roadways and parking lots, but neither on trails nor off-trail, in the wilderness.

NPS Photo / Kent Miller

a gray dog and a black dog sitting on a dog bed
Sometimes your pets are happier staying at home.

NPS Photo / Elizabeth Beavers

Keeping Your Pet Safe and Happy

Pets are welcome in certain areas in Denali National Park and Preserve, but to protect other visitors, wildlife and your pets themselves, please remember these regulations:
  • Pets must be leashed (6' or shorter leash) at all times.
  • You must clean up your pet's poop.
  • You may not leave a tethered pet unattended.
  • Pets may be walked on the park road, in parking lots, or on campground roads.
  • In general, pets are not permitted on park trails, nor off-trail in the wilderness. The exceptions to this rule are the Roadside Hiking Trail and the Roadside Bike Trail, where they may be walked on leash. Check out a map of hiking trails to orient yourself.
  • Pets are not permitted on any buses in Denali.

Please note, there is a temporary closure prohibiting pet goats in the park. There is a chance that they can pass diseases to park wildlife, particularly Dall sheep. Contact the park superintendent for more details.


Pet Boarding

We suggest you contact the local Chamber of Commerce for information on kennel services in the area.

Service Animals

Qualified service animals assisting people with disabilities are allowed throughout the park. If you wish to visit the Sled Dog Kennels with a qualified service animal, please contact a park ranger in advance for more information.

Last updated: April 22, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

PO Box 9
Denali Park, AK 99755


907 683-9532
A ranger is available 9 am to 4 pm daily (except on major holidays). If you reach the voicemail, please leave a message and we'll call you back as soon as we finish with the previous caller.

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