Camping in Denali National Park in Alaska

Doyon/ARAMARK Joint Venture, the transportation concessioner for Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska, is now accepting advance reservations for the 2013 visitor season for shuttle buses and the park’s four largest campgrounds. Reservations are available by phone, online, fax, and mail, according to a National Park Service news release.

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 parks’ 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, Sept. 12, 2013, weather permitting.

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.

Mount McKinley in Denali National Park, Alaska.

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 a.m. – 5 p.m. PST. The web address for online reservations is www.reservedenali.com. Forms for fax reservations are also posted at www.reservedenali.com.

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.