Mailing Address: PO Box 9
Denali Park, AK 99755
A ranger is available 9 am – 4 pm daily (except on major holidays)
Description: This national park has a six million acres of wilderness disturbed only by one main road. You’ll surely love the breath taking views and its rich wildlife. Denali is most accessible during the summer, but if you are an experienced outdoor person, then you may want to beat the crowds and visit during the spring.
What to Do:
Denali is indeed the best place for adventure seekers. Here are some of the things you can do:
- Ranger programs and field seminars
- Wildlife viewing
- Photography: Wildlife and Scenery
- Winter Activities
- Riley Creek Campground: Mile 0.25. Open all year, fees are only charged in summer. Open to both RVs and tents.
- Savage River Campground: Mile 14. Open only in Summer. Open to both RVs and tents.
- Sanctuary River Campground: Mile 22: Open only in Summer. For tent camping only, access by bus.
- Teklanika River Campground: Mile 29. Open only in summer. For RVs and tents, minimum of 3 night stay if you drive.
- Igloo Creek Campground: Mile 35. Open only in summer. For tent camping only.
- Wonder Lake Campground: Mile 85. Open only in summer. For tent camping only.
- No campground in Denali can accommodate an RV over 40′ long – if you have an RV larger than this, you will want to look outside of the park for a campground big enough to accommodate your rig.
- No campground in Denali has electrical or water hookups for RVs. If you need hookups, there are many campgrounds outside the park with such amenities.
- Pets are allowed on campground roads and the Park Road, but not on trails or in the wilderness.
- Quiet hours are from 10 pm – 6 am at all park campgrounds.
All campgrounds have toilets (some flush, some vault-style). Campgrounds all have potable water except Igloo Creek and Sanctuary River – bring a water filter if camping at one of those!
Open in summer: May through mid-September (closes the third Wednesday after Labor Day each year). Daily hours are 8 am—5 pm. In fall, winter and spring, the Murie Science and Learning Center (MSLC) acts as the park’s main visitor center. It is open each day from 9 am—4:30 pm
Campground fees vary a little, but sites are all around $12 – $27 / night. Camping is free in winter (roughly late September to early May each year). Senior Pass and Access Pass holders receive 50% off nightly camping fees.
More info here: https://www.nps.gov/dena/planyourvisit/basicinfo.htm