Photo Credit: Raewyn Poole, Wonder Lake Campground

There are six campgrounds in Denali National Park. Riley Creek (mp 0.25), Savage River (mp 14), and Teklanika River (mp 29), allow RV camping as well as tent camping. The maximum RV length is 40 feet. Even though vehicles are restricted on the park road, you can drive to these sites with your permit and campground reservation. Sanctuary River (mp 22), Igloo Creek (mp 35) , and Wonder Lake (mp 85) are tent only campgrounds. To get to your site, you'll board the park shuttle bus near the park entrance.

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Denali National Park Campgrounds & RV Parks

Entrance Area RV Parks & Campgrounds

Season: May 20 to Sep 12 $128+

The fam­i­ly-run Denali Griz­zly Bear Resort offers a vari­ety of accom­mo­da­tions, great ameni­ties, and amaz­ing views of moun­tains and the Nenana Riv­er. And its loca­tion, six miles south of the Denali Nation­al Park Vis­i­tors Cen­ter but out­side the main tourist area, means you’ll have easy park access with­out feel­ing crowd­ed. Choose from their hotel rooms, pri­vate cab­ins, or campground.

Ever been curi­ous to expe­ri­ence life as a home­stead­er? You’ll get a taste of it at this lodge set on 14 acres south of Denali Nation­al Park. Choose from hand­craft­ed lodge rooms or indi­vid­ual cabins.

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Within Denali National Park

The Sav­age Riv­er camp­ground is laid out in a patch of trees that are just below the tree­line. Weath­er depen­dant, you can see Denali (Mt. McKin­ley) far off in the distance. 

Only a few miles from the end of the Denali Park Road (85 miles in, about 5 hours by bus), this is the clas­sic Denali view from the north side, made famous by Ansel Adams’ pho­tographs. 25 sites.

Riley Creek Camp­ground is a 147 site camp­ground locat­ed just inside the entrance to the park. 

Igloo Creek is one of three tent-only camp­grounds in the park. Sit­u­at­ed right next to the creek, it is a great place to relax and enjoy the wilder­ness and the area around the camp­ground offers great hik­ing opportunities.

Sanc­tu­ary Camp­ground is a 7 site camp­ground locat­ed at Mile 23 on the Park Road. It is open only to tent campers. 

Teklani­ka (aka Tek”) Riv­er Camp­ground is can be found at mile 29 on the Denali Park Road. It is the sec­ond largest camp­ground in the park, offer­ing 53 sites for RVs and tents. 

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