Denali National Park - Fees, Cancellation Policies

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2013 Denali Bus and Campground Reservations Now Available

DENALI PARK, Alaska: Doyon/ARAMARK Joint Venture, the transportation concessioner for Denali National Park and Preserve, are now accepting advance reservations for the 2013 visitor season for shuttle buses and the park’s four largest campgrounds. Reservations are available by phone, on-line, fax, and mail.

Approximately 65% of the shuttle bus seats and 100% of the campsites in the Riley Creek, Savage River, Teklanika River, and Wonder Lake campgrounds can be reserved in advance. The remaining tickets are made available for advance or walk-in reservations two days before the travel date. The Riley Creek, Savage River, and Teklanika River Campgrounds are open for tents and RVs, but the Wonder Lake Campground is tents only. Hookups are not available in any of the park’s campgrounds.

The shuttle bus system is designed to provide transportation into the heart of Denali National Park and Preserve for visitors who wish to view the park’s scenery and wildlife, access campgrounds, go hiking for the day, or take an overnight trip into the park’s backcountry. Drivers will answer questions and help visitors spot wildlife. The shuttle bus system will operate from Monday, May 20 through Thursday, September 12, 2013, weather permitting.

2013 SHUTTLE BUS PRICES for an Adult Single Trip Fare:

Toklat $26.25        Eielson Visitor Center  $33.50     Wonder Lake $46.00      Kantishna $50.00

The camper bus fare (for campers in park campgrounds or with backcountry permits) is $33.50. Children age 15 and under ride free on shuttle buses and half price on tour buses. There is no longer a young adult fare.

A maximum of eight shuttle bus seats may be requested with each reservation, and ages are required as age discounts may apply. Please provide alternate dates and times when possible.

Phone reservations can be made by calling (800) 622-7275 nationwide or (907) 272-7275 for international callers between 7:00 am – 5:00 pm (Arizona time). The web address for on-line reservations is Forms for fax reservations are also posted at . The completed forms should be faxed to (602) 331-5258. Mail-in reservation requests should be sent to:

ARAMARK /Joint Venture Reservations

2805 E. Camelback Rd., Suite 240

Phoenix, AZ 85106

Additional park information is available at or by calling (907) 683-9532 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm daily. Stay connected with“DenaliNPS” on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, and iTunes – links to these social media sites are available at

The Park Entrance is on Mile Marker 239 on the George Parks Highway #3.

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Shuttle Bus Schedules: (not all times are open or available on certain days)

go to to check for exact times/dates and availability.

Tokalt (6.5 hours) 9:30a-3:30p/ 12:15p-6:15p/3p-9p/ 5p-11p

Eielson  (8 hours)  6a-3p/6:30a-3:30p/7a-4p/7:30a-4:30p/8a-5p/8:30a-5:30p/10a-7p/11a-8p/11:45a-8:45p/1p-10p/2p-11p

Wonder Lake (11 hours) 5:15a-5:15p/ 6:15a-6:15p/ 6:45a-6:45p/7:15a-7:15p/9:15a-9:15p/10:15a-10:15p

Kantishna  (12 hours)  7:45a-8:45p/ 8:30a-9:30p



Located 0.75 miles inside Denali National Park & Preserve on the Park Road, the Wilderness Access Center is the departure point for all Shuttle buses and for tour passengers ticketed to depart from here.

To make online reservation and/or get fax form for shuttle bus log onto: 
Doyon/Aramark Reservations: 800.622.7275
Nationwide: 907.272.7275
International: 907.264.4684
Fax: 907.264.4684

Tickets are also available, by walk-in, at the Denali National Park visitor center beginning two days before the travel date. In order to receive a refund for walk-in reservations, cancellations must be made at least 2 hours prior to the bus departure.

Mailing Address
VTS 241 West Ship Creek Ave.
Anchorage, Alaska 99501

Must be received 30 days prior to travel date

Tour Business Hours: 7am-5pm

Phone Reservations: 7am-8pm (AK time) Park Visitor Center - 800.276.7234

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Denali National Park and Preserve is six million acres of wild land, one road North America's tallest peak, 20,320' Mount McKinley. Wild animals large and small roam unfenced lands, living as they have for ages. Solitude, tranquility and wilderness await you.  People from all over the world come to visit Denali National Park.

For Additional Information

Superintendent Denali National Park & Preserve
P.O. Box 9
Denali Park, AK 00755
Office: 907. 683.2294
Fax: 907.683.9612

* photos of Mt. McKinley taken by Barb Claspill Founder of Denali Touch Of Wilderness B & B Inn