2008 Denali Bus and Campground Reservations Available by Phone, Internet, Mail and Fax Beginning December 1
Contact: Kris Fister, 907-683-9583
Doyon/ARAMARK Joint Venture, the transportation concessioner for Denali National Park and Preserve, will begin accepting advance reservations for the 2008 visitor season for shuttle buses and the park’s four largest campgrounds on Saturday, December 1, 2007. Reservations will be available by phone, online, mail, and fax at that time. Reservations in previous years were not available by phone until February 15.
Approximately 65% of the shuttle bus seats and 100% of the campsites in the Riley Creek, Savage River, Teklanika River, and Wonder Lake campgrounds can be reserved in advance. The remaining tickets are made available for advance reservations or walk-in two days before the travel date. The Teklanika River Campground is now open to tents and RVs, but there is no RV camping at Wonder Lake.
Phone reservations can be made by calling (800) 622-7275, nationwide or (907) 272-7275 for international callers between 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Alaska time). The web address for online reservations is www.reservedenali.com. Fax forms for advance reservations are posted on the National Park Service website at www.nps.gov/dena. Faxes should be sent to Doyon/ARAMARK Joint Venture at (907) 264-4684. Faxes must be received no less than two days before travel. Faxed reservation requests received before December 1 will not be honored.
A maximum of eight seats may be requested with each reservation, and number of passengers and ages are required as age discounts may apply. Please include alternate dates and times when possible. When making reservations by credit card, include the credit card number and expiration date. Checks are only accepted with mail-in reservation requests.
Mail-in requests must be received 30 days prior to the scheduled departure. Mail these reservation requests to:
ARAMARK /Joint Venture Reservations
Please include an entrance fee of $10.00 per individual or $20.00 per family when mailing or faxing reservation requests.
The shuttle buses are designed to provide transportation along the park road for visitors who wish to view the park’s scenery and wildlife, access campgrounds, go hiking for the day or take an overnight trip into the park’s backcountry. Drivers will answer questions and help visitors spot wildlife. The shuttle bus system will operate from Tuesday, May 20 through Thursday, September 11, 2008, weather permitting.
2008 SHUTTLE BUS PRICES for an Adult Single Trip Fare
The camper bus fare (for backcountry campers and campgrounds only accessible by bus) is $29.25. Children 14 and under ride free, and young adults age 15-17 ride for half price.
The Kantishna Experience, the 12-hour round-trip journey to the “end of the road” will be offered once a day from June 8 through September 11. The interpretive narration is provided jointly by the driver-guide and a National Park Service ranger that joins the trip at Wonder Lake. The cost is $139.00, plus the park entrance fee.
Additional park information is available on the park website at www.nps.gov/dena or by calling (907) 683-2294 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. daily.
Did You Know?
Nearly 500 vegetation plots have been installed in Denali, to monitor climate change. Warmer temperatures allow woody plants to grow at higher elevations, invading the fragile and unique plants already in high alpine tundra - and threatening the animals that depend on those specialized plants.