Campgrounds in Winter
Roughly two weeks after Labor Day each September, after summer bus service ends, all park campgrounds but one close.
Riley Creek Campground, at the park entrance, remains open year-round. There are no nightly-fees to stay in this campground outside the summer season (Mother's Day Weekend—mid September), and you may camp with a tent or a vehicle/RV.
Note: This is a rustic campground, with no running water and no electricity. Until May 15, water is only available at the winter visitor center (called the Murie Science and Learning Center, open daily from 9 am—4:30 pm). There is a vault toilet in the campground, and fire grates at each campsite. You may collect firewood within the campground, but only wood which is dead and downed—i.e., you may not use an ax or saw to gather wood.
The nearest services, like food, gas and restaurants, are located in Healy, about 11 miles north of the park entrance.