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    Denali

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

2012 Denali Bus and Campground Reservations Available Beginning December 1

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Date: November 28, 2011
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 2012 visitor season for shuttle buses and the park's four largest campgrounds on Thursday, December 1, 2011. Reservations will be available by phone, on-line, fax, and mail.

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 or walk-in reservations two days before the travel date. The Riley Creek, Savage River, and Teklanika River Campgrounds are open for tents and RVs, but the Wonder Lake Campground is tents only. Hookups are not available in any of the park's campgrounds.

The shuttle bus system is designed to provide transportation into the heart of Denali National Park and Preserve 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 Sunday, May 20 through Thursday, September 13, 2012, weather permitting.

2012 shuttle bus prices for an adult single trip fare:

Toklat    Eielson Visitor Center         Wonder Lake          Kantishna
$26.75  $34.00                 $46.00                  $50.00  

The camper bus fare (for campers in park campgrounds or with backcountry permits) is $34.00. On all buses, children 14 and under ride free and young adults age 15-17 ride for half price.

A maximum of eight shuttle bus seats may be requested with each reservation, and ages are required as age discounts may apply. Please provide alternate dates and times when possible. 

Phone reservations can be made by calling (800) 622-7275 nationwide or (907) 272-7275 for international callers between 7:00 am - 5:00 pm (Arizona time). The web address for on-line reservations is www.reservedenali.com. Forms for fax reservations are also posted at www.reservedenali.com. The completed forms should be faxed to (602) 331-5258. Mail-in reservation requests should be sent to:

ARAMARK /Joint Venture Reservations
2445 West Dunlap Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85021

Did You Know?

Image of fossilized, three-toed dinosaur print

In the summer of 2005 a footprint of a dinosaur was found in Denali National Park. The print has been identified as belonging to a three toed foot of a Cretaceous Theropod.