All About Denali Park | From The Denali Summer Times
1. Can I Drive Into Denali National Park? In the summer you can’t drive your vehicle past Mile 15 on the Park Road. You must use the park bus system to go further. 2. Can I Make Reservations Ahead Of Time? Yes. On the internet: www.reservedenali.com By phone: 907-272-7275
3. How Can I Get Campground Reservations? Ahead of time, by phone or internet, or at the Denali Bus Depot. There are plenty of private campgrounds within easy driving distance of the park. 4. How Do I Make Bus Reservations? Ahead of time, by phone or internet, or at the Denali Bus Depot. Pick up your prepaid tickets at the Bus Depot. Bus drivers don’t sell tickets. 5. What About Bear & Animal Safety? There are displays at the Backcountry Information Center and the main visitor center. In doubt? Ask a ranger. 6. What’s The Entrance Fee? It costs $15 for an adult to enter the park. The fee is good for 7 days. An annual Denali pass costs $45. You can pay with your reservations.
7. Where Are The Bathrooms? In the entrance area, there are bathrooms at: Riley Creek Campground, the Denali Bus Depot, Murie Science & Learning Center, the Denali Park Visitor Center, the Mercantile store, Savage River Campground and at Savage River. On the bus trip, there are outdoor facilities every hour and a half.
8. Can I Bring My Dog? Leashed pets are allowed on the road and in entrance area campgrounds. But they can’t be left unattended.
9. Are Permits Required For Day Hiking? No. You don’t need a permit for day hiking. But you’ve got to follow the rules for backcountry travel. The park service offers Discovery Hikes, where you go on hikes with experienced rangers. For overnight backcountry camping, you do need a permit and you must register at the Backcountry Information Center.
10. Can I Ride My Bike? Yes. You can ride your bike along bike trails and along the main park road. You cannot ride your bike “off-road” in the park.