If Denali National Park and Preserve is in your travel plans for next summer, beginning Tuesday you'll be able to make your reservation for a ride on the park's shuttle buses and for a site in one of the park's four largest campgrounds.
Doyon/ARAMARK Joint Venture, the transportation concessioner for Denali, will begin accepting advance reservations for the 2010 visitor season on December 1. Reservations will be available by phone, online, mail, and fax.
Approximately 65 percent of the shuttle bus seats and 100 percent 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 reservations or walk-in two days before the travel date. The Riley Creek, Savage River, and Teklanika River Campgrounds are open to tents and RVs, but there is no RV camping at Wonder Lake. Hookups are not available in any of the park’s campgrounds.
Phone reservations can be made by calling (800) 622-7275, nationwide or (907) 272-7275 for international callers between 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Arizona time). The web address for online reservations is www.reservedenali.com. Fax forms for advance reservations are posted on the National Park Service website at www.nps.gov/dena. Faxes should be sent to Doyon/ARAMARK Joint Venture at (907) 264-4684. Faxes must be received no less than two days before travel. Reservation requests received before December 1 will not be honored.
A maximum of eight seats may be requested with each reservation, and number of passengers and ages are required as age discounts may apply. Please include alternate dates and times when possible. When making reservations by credit card, include the credit card number and expiration date. Checks are only accepted with mail-in reservation requests.
Mail-in requests must be received 30 days prior to the scheduled departure. Mail these reservation requests to:
ARAMARK /Joint Venture Reservations
2445 West Dunlap Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85021
Please include an entrance fee of $10.00 per individual or $20.00 per vehicle when mailing or faxing reservation requests.
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 Thursday, May 20 through Thursday, September 16, 2010, weather permitting.
2010 SHUTTLE BUS PRICES for an Adult Single Trip Fare:
Toklat -- $24
Eielson Visitor Center -- $30.75
Wonder Lake -- $42.25
Kantishna -- $46
The camper bus fare (for campers in park campgrounds or with backcountry permits) is $30.75. Children 14 and under ride free, and young adults age 15-17 ride for half price.
The Kantishna Experience, the 12-hour round-trip journey to the “end of the road” will be offered once a day from June 8 through September 15. The interpretive narration is provided jointly by the driver-guide and a National Park Service ranger that joins the trip at Wonder Lake. The cost is $155.00, plus the park entrance fee.
Additional park information is available on the park website at www.nps.gov/dena or by calling (907) 683-2294 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. daily.