Savage River & Mountain Vista

The Edge of Wilderness

The Savage River area is located near the end of the paved and publicly-accessible portion of the Denali Park Road. You are welcome to drive to the two day-use areas, or you can use a free bus, called the Savage River Shuttle.

Numerous recreational opportunities await you along the Savage River. The area is popular for dayhiking, scenic viewing, including chances to see Denali; picnicking; and, on occasion, wildlife viewing.

You can park or ride the free bus to either the Mountain Vista Rest Stop, at mile 13 on the road; or to the Savage Rest Area, at mile 15. Savage River Campground is situated between the two day-use areas.

Savage River Area Trails

Trails near Savage River, in Denali. Switch between basemaps in the upper right for a satellite imagery view.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 9
Denali Park, AK 99755


(907) 683-9532
General park information. The phone is answered 9 am - 4 pm daily, except on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. If you reach the voicemail, please leave a message with your number and we'll call you back as soon as we finish helping the visitor on the line ahead of you.

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