(AP via Anchorage Daily News, 16 July 2008) -- Visitor numbers at Denali National Park are down 13 percent so far this year. The park's public affairs office reports that 143,514 visitors entered Denali so far this year compared with 164,324 at this time in 2007. Park public affairs manager Kris Fister says camping reservations dropped 17 percent through June 22. Businesses are offering bargains in hopes of persuading more Alaskans to visit the park. Denali Park Resorts, for instance, is offering half-price deals, a gas card and specials on tours and activities.
Posted 23 July 2008; 12:42:42 PM. Permalink