Denali National Park Wilderness Lodges | Camp Denali
Within majestic views of Mt. McKinley you will find Camp Denali situated on 67 acres of rising terrain. The original hand-hewn lodge was founded in 1954, centered on a pond that reflects the major peaks of the Alaska Range. Guest cabins are set along an ascending ridgeline to take best advantage of the surrounding views. Only a few steps from the cabins you will find the new dining hall, a modern shower and bathroom facility and a natural and cultural history exhibit space. The rustic guest cabins, each with a unique view of Mt. McKinley feature propane lights, a propane hot plate for heating water, a small woodstove for heat, and a private, well-maintained outhouse. The comfortable beds are decorated with hand-crafted quilts that reflects the abiding attention to details. The modern shower facility with private shower rooms is located nearby. Each cabin sleeps from two to six people. There’s no TV and no bar available, just the quiet of surrounding wilderness and simple, sustainable amenities for around 38 guests that have remained true to the founders’ conviction to maintain a light touch on the land.
After a hearty breakfast your day is filled with activities. Discuss with your guide each morning available tours requiring different levels of physical activity. Join the naturalist guides to explore different areas of the park from remote alpine valleys to tundra-covered ridges and experience a variety of geologic formations, wildlife habitat and scenery. The guides are highly trained and practiced in interpreting biology, botany, sub-arctic ecology, geology, bird life and Alaska’s history. If you prefer exploring Denali on your own, the lodge has mountain bikes, canoes at Wonder Lake and fishing gear available for your use. Evening programs further acquaint you with the natural and cultural heritage of the Far North. During some sessions, nationally respected academics and other experts join the programs
Meals at Camp Denali play an important role. All meals are carefully prepared with fresh ingredients and creatively served. Despite challenging logistics, fresh halibut, antibiotic-free meats, and locally grown, organic produce, including that raised in an on-site greenhouse, contribute to the lodge’s artisan cuisine. Breads, pastries and desserts are baked freshly on premises. At dinner, fine cuisine enhances the camaraderie of recounting the day’s activities.
Board the private bus at the train station in Denali Village and enjoy the 6 hr scenic ride alongside the park road. Board the bus, sit back, enjoy the scenery, look out for wildlife and towering Mt. McKinley. Your driver, an experienced naturalist guide interprets the geology, ecology and history of the park as you travel through it. The bus stops to enjoy scenery and wildlife sightings including caribou, Golden Eagle, or a grizzly bear. A hearty, picnic-style dinner is served at the midpoint of the drive alongside the East Fork river as your evening meal.
12:30 PM Check in Time
01:30 PM Depart Denali Park Depot
04:00 PM Picnic Dinner Enroute
08:30 PM Arrive at Camp Denali
06:45 AM Depart Camp Denali
11:30 AM Arrive Denali Park Depot
▶ 3-Nights or 4-Nights Cabin Accommodation with private outhouse
▶ Use of common bath/shower facilities
▶ Denali National Park Fee
▶ Round Trip Transportation from / to Denali Park Entrance
▶ All Meals and Snacks
▶ Naturalist-guided Activities, Interpretive Programs
▶ Mountain Bike, Fishing Equipment Rental & Canoe Rental
▶ Outdoor Gear
▶ Tour Documentation & Sightseeing Information
▶ $12.00 Borough Tax | Person | Night