Denali Bus Depot ("Wilderness Access Center")

Located at Mile 0.5 the Denali Bus Depot (also called the Wilderness Access Center) is where you can purchase bus tickets and arrange to stay in a park campground.


All non-narrated buses (transits, campers) depart from this building, as well as some of the narrated tour buses.

This building also houses a small gift shop, a coffee stand, and an information desk.

The Denali Bus Depot is operated by our concessioner, Doyon/ARAMARK Joint Venture.


Dates and Hours of Operation

This facility is open each year from May 19 to mid-September. For most of the summer, it is open 5 am to 7 pm daily for bus departures and coffee. The ticket desk is open 7 am to 7 pm daily. Hours may vary during shoulder seasons.

If you arrive after 7 pm and need to check into a campground or pick up bus tickets, you can do so until 11 pm at the Riley Creek Mercantile, located in Riley Creek Campground.

 
 

Denali: Overview Map

The map below illustrates major facilities and campgrounds along the park's only road. Zoom in toward the eastern part of the park to find the Wilderness Access Center, marked with a green pin.
 
 

Denali Bus Depot Parking

63.736573, -148.897455
SPACES
300 Total
60 Oversized
This parking lot is at the building where most bus trips into Denali begin. Two-thirds of the lot are sized for small cars, and one-third is sized for RVs or other large vehicles. Many area hotels have shuttles that bring their guests to the Denali Bus Depot, so inquire at your lodging if you want to avoid bringing a car to the park.
Free Parking
There is no charge to park here.
Cost: $0.00
Standard Hours
Sun: Open 24 hours
Mon: Open 24 hours
Tue: Open 24 hours
Wed: Open 24 hours
Thu: Open 24 hours
Fri: Open 24 hours
Sat: Open 24 hours

Predicted occupancy suggests how busy this parking lot will be at various times of day, on various days of the week. However, please note that the lot might actually be busier or less full on a given day than what the prediction is. Consider using the Riley Creek Shuttle or your local hotel shuttle to avoid hassles with parking.

Amenities:
Accessible Lot: Yes
Number of ADA-designated spaces: 12
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces: 0
Number of ADA step-free spaces: 12
Total number of spaces: 300
Number of oversize vehicle spaces: 60
   
   
Accessible parking is located closest to the Denali Bus Depot.
 

Last updated: August 29, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 9
Denali Park, AK 99755

Phone:

(907) 683-9532
A ranger is available 9 am - 4 pm daily (except on major holidays). If you get to the voicemail, please leave a message and we'll call you back as soon as we finish with the previous caller.

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