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 www.reservedenali.com. Forms for fax reservations are also posted at www.reservedenali.com . 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 www.nps.gov/dena 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 www.nps.gov/dena.
The Park Entrance is on Mile Marker 239 on the George Parks Highway #3.
Shuttle Bus Schedules: (not all times are open or available on certain days)
go to www.reservedenali.com 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
WILDERNESS ACCESS CENTER: (WAC)
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: www.nps.gov/dena
Doyon/Aramark Reservations: 800.622.7275
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.
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
Superintendent Denali National Park & Preserve
P.O. Box 9
Denali Park, AK 00755
Office: 907. 683.2294
* photos of Mt. McKinley taken by Barb Claspill Founder of Denali Touch Of Wilderness B & B Inn