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    Denali

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

2009 Denali Bus and Campground Reservations Available by Phone, Internet, Mail and Fax Beginning December 1

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Date: November 26, 2008
Contact: Maureen McLaughlin, (907) 733-9103

Doyon/ARAMARK Joint Venture, the transportation concessioner for Denali National Park and Preserve, will begin accepting advance reservations for the 2009 visitor season for shuttle buses and the park’s four largest campgrounds on Monday, December 1, 2008. Reservations will be available by phone, online, mail, and fax at that time.

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 Riley Creek, Savage River, and Teklanika River Campgrounds are open to tents and RVs, but there is no RV camping at Wonder Lake. Hookups are not available in any of the park’s campgrounds.

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. (Arizona 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. 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
2445 West Dunlap Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85021

Please include an entrance fee of $10.00 per individual or $20.00 per vehicle 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 Wednesday, May 20 through Thursday, September 17, 2009, weather permitting.

2009 SHUTTLE BUS PRICES for an Adult Single Trip Fare

Toklat & Polychrome            Eielson Visitor Center           Wonder Lake            Kantishna

$24.70                                   $31.45                        $42.95                       $46.70

The camper bus fare (for backcountry campers and campgrounds only accessible by bus) is $31.45. 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 15. 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 $155.00, 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?

scenic image of a green plain bisected by a thin river, mountains and clouds in the distance

Cold temperatures limit trees from growing at high elevation in Denali. Warmer temperatures, however, have led to woody vegetation growing at ever-higher elevations. Treeline changes are a conspicuous sign of climate change.