Inside Denali National Park
A true Alaskan adventure can be found at the remote Camp Denali wilderness lodge. The lodge is located near the tree line which offers access to explore both the native tundra and boreal forest habitats. The lodge owners believe in stewardship of the land and in turn educating those that come to visit.
Naturalist led hikes, field trips, and evening programs provide unique insight into the park that very few visitors get to experience.
The remoteness of the lodge provides a peaceful haven for those looking to immerse themselves and get away from the crowds.
Camp Denali was originally founded as a 67-acre homestead in 1951. In the early days the site offered a few wall tents on platforms and amazing views of Denali. Today, the lodge still offers magnificent views of Denali but also updated log and timber-frame cabins.
Alongside the cabins the property also contains a new timber-frame dining hall, an immaculate shower facility with separate showering rooms for men and women, a hand-hewn log lodge for relaxing and reading, and a natural and cultural history exhibit space.
Each cabin provides a unique view of Denali and is outfitted with simple, sustainable and comfortable amenities. Drinking water is piped to a spigot near each cabin, and each have wall-mounted propane lights, a propane hot plate, a small woodstove and a private, well-maintained outhouse. Patchwork quilts made by staff adorn the beds and are complimented by carefully selected work by Alaskan artists.
The lodge is accessible by a 6-7-hour bus tour from the Denali National Park Entrance. Camp Denali provides buses for transportation to and from the park entrance.
Despite the remote setting, Camp Denali offers a high standard and commitment to their cuisine. All meals are included in your stay. Breakfast and dinner are served family style and lunch is a full spread of sandwich fixings and snacks for you to create a sack lunch to take on the each day’s adventure. Whenever possible the lodge strives to use in-season produce from their own green house or local growers and their meat from local farms. Sourcing their ingredients locally helps to minimalize their environmental footprint and lends to the sustainable mission of the lodge.
Guided group hikes are offered every day and cater to a variety of abilities levels, thus providing the best experience for each guest. Knowledgeable guides share their love and understanding of the wildlife, landscape, and history of the region. Independent adventures visiting the lodge are welcome to borrow trail and topographic maps, canoes, bikes and fishing gear. After a day of exploring relax by the fire or take in an evening program featuring Alaska’s natural and cultural history.
Make It Your Own
- Stop in Talkeetna for a Denali flightseeing tour and glacier landing
- Extend your trip and travel north to explore Fairbanks
- Return to the Denali Park entrance by bush plane for a new perspective
- Add a visit to a sled-dog kennel to your tour
- Extend your visit with a stay at one of Alaska’s coastal lodges
You can learn more about these suggestions and other ways to customize this itinerary by requesting a custom tour proposal.