Denali State Park

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Denali State Park
Denalifrombeyers.jpg
Byers Lake view of Denali and the Alaska Range
Type Wilderness
Location 147.1 Parks Highway,
north of Trapper Creek[1] Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, USA
Coordinates 62°46′12″N 150°03′12″W / 62.77000°N 150.05333°W / 62.77000; -150.05333Coordinates: 62°46′12″N 150°03′12″W / 62.77000°N 150.05333°W / 62.77000; -150.05333[2]
Area 325,240 acres (131,620 ha)
Created 1970 (expanded to present size
in 1976)
Operated by Alaska State Parks

Denali State Park is a 325,240-acre (131,620 ha) state park in the U.S. state of Alaska. It is located adjacent in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough [3]to the east side of Denali National Park and Preserve, along the Parks Highway.

View of Alaska Range from Denali State Park
View of Alaska Range from Denali State Park

The park is undeveloped wilderness with the exception of the two day-use areas, three campgrounds, and two trailheads accessible from the Parks Highway.[1]

  • Alaska Veterans Memorial
  • Denali Viewpoint South
  • Byers Lake Campground, near Byers Lake
  • Denali Viewpoint North Campground
  • Lower Troublesome Creek Campground
  • Upper Troublesome Creek Trail (closed in 2009 due to washouts caused by severe flooding)[4]
  • Little Coal Creek Trail

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Alaska State Parks near Trapper Creek in the Susitna Valley
  2. ^ Denali National Park and Preserve - Aviation Reporting Coordinates (U.S. National Park Service)
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Denali State Park
  4. ^ The Milepost 61st Edition, page 406 ISBN 978-1892-15426-2

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