Field Camp

a yurt surrounded by benches and picnic tables

Courtesy Alaska Geographic

Situated at Mile 29 of the park road along the Teklanika River, the field camp provides convenient accommodations within the park for MSLC education courses and permitted researchers in Denali.

The field camp is a facility of the Murie Science and Learning Center and is used for education programs and by permitted researchers. Visiting researchers seeking to use the field camp make their requests through Denali National Park and Preserve Research Administrator. An education program is one that addresses the mission of the center and has been approved by the National Park Service.

About Our Field Camp:
The field camp has a beautiful 20 foot diameter 'Mongolian-style' yurt that is the central point for meeting space and dining. In order to keep wildlife and humans safe the field camp has a storage shed for all cooking gear, food and scented items such as toothpaste and bug spray. Scented items and food are not allowed in the tent cabins. The field camp has a fully equipped kitchen with cookware and eating-ware. There are six tent cabins that provide shared bunk space for 4 people in each cabin. The tent cabins were built in 2004 by the Anderson High School building trades class. The field camp is funded by the generous support of Alaska Geographic.

What to Expect When Staying at the Field Camp:
The field camp is approximately a one hour drive from the park entrance area in a permitted MSLC van. Participants cannot drive their vehicles to the field camp.

Our rustic field camp has no electricity, plumbing or heated areas yet provides a very comfortable and easy way to stay within Denali National Park and Preserve. The camp does not have showers or a sink, yet a hand-washing station with soap and sanitizer is always provided for cleaning up and brushing teeth.

The shared tent cabins provide bunk bed sleeping space and a small area for your bags and gear. Participants provide their own sleeping bags and pillow cases. The tent cabins stay dry in the hardest of rain storms and are relatively bug free.

Food is provided during most of our field seminars and teacher trainings. Alaska Geographic staff prepare simple hearty meals served family-style in the yurt or outside on the picnic tables. Each morning, along with a breakfast buffet, a lunch spread is laid out for participants to create their own bag lunches for the day. We have a limited ability to accommodate specific dietary requirements; therefore, please notify our office several weeks before the course of any specific dietary needs or restrictions.

Last updated: July 21, 2017