Camping in Denali offers a great way to experience this spectacular park. Whether you wish to tent-camp, or camp with an RV or other vehicle, one or more of the park campgrounds should suit your interests.
There are six established campgrounds in Denali:
Riley Creek - Open year-round; fees charged May 15 - mid-September each year, free in winter.
Savage River - Open May 19 - mid-September each year.
Sanctuary River - Open May 20 - mid-September each year.
Teklanika River - Open May 20 - mid-September each year
Igloo Creek - Open May 20 - mid-September each year.
Wonder Lake - Open June 8 - mid-September each year.
Reservations can be made as early as December 1 for a visit the following summer.
Key Things to Know
The list below is not exhaustive, but here are some of the important things you must know about camping in Denali:
Learn about campground fees and reservations.
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.