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Denali National Preserve

6. Denali National Preserve

General - Denali National Preserve

Air taxis are  required to land on lakes within the North Preserve unit or Charter tour group to land on glaciers in the South Preserve unit. Charter plane flights to Cathedral spires area out of Talkeetna are available. Check for season.
Float planes from Fairbanks can land on the very northwest corner of the Preserve at Chilchukabena Lake. This is a lowlands area and planes skim the forest at less than 1500 feet. Planes from Talkeetna can land at Cathedral Spires.in the Kichatna Mountains. Also Dall Glacier and the southern part of the Yentna Glacier is in the Preserve unit.

Maps - Denali National Preserve

Maps showing the boundaries of the Preserve and the Park units are given on the Denali unigrid brochure and at the Denali web site. The map shows location of the 2 Preserve sections. The north Preserve unit is lowlands and the south Preserve unit is mountains with glaciers. National Geographic Map of Denali for sale.

Google Map - Lake Chilchukabena within the Denali National Preserve (north unit) - Dall Glacier (South unit)

NPTC boundaries definition for Denali National Preserve

"The Talkeetna Ranger Station is located outside both the Park and the Preserve.  All other visitor centers and Ranger Stations are located within the designated National Park.  Denali National Preserve is located in the far western reaches this park, and requires a special flight to reach." - NPTC

Air Taxis authorized by NPS - Denali National Park and Preserve

Commercial Use Operators, Denali National Park & Preserve

Air Taxis used by NPTC Members - Denali National Preserve

Fairbanks Airport (small plane and seaplane base)

Wright Air Service - phone 907 474-0542

Talkeetna Airport

NPTC Members Trip Reports - Denali NPres

(Note: You must be registered at the NPTC web site as a guest or member to view the Member Trip Reports)

2015 Jennifer Williams and Pat

2014 -  
Norman and Danka (Calli) land with the group on the Dall Glacier in the South Unit

2007 - Bruce and Letty Johnson (BruceandLetty)
- North Unit