Where Can You Camp in Denali National Park?

Denali National Park is one of the most beautiful and diverse national parks in the United States. Located in Alaska, Denali spans six million acres of mountains, tundra, and forests.

The park offers a variety of camping opportunities for all visitors, from primitive backcountry camping to full-service RV sites.

The best way to explore Denali is to camp within the park. There are three developed campgrounds within Denali National Park that accept reservations: Riley Creek Campground, Sanctuary River Campground, and Teklanika River Campground.

All three campgrounds offer a variety of amenities such as picnic tables, fire pits, flush toilets, and bear-proof food storage lockers.

For those looking for more solitude and a more rustic experience, there are over 100 backcountry campsites located throughout the park. Backcountry camping requires a permit from the park service and some sites require advance reservations.

RV camping is also available at Riley Creek Campground and Sanctuary River Campground. Both sites offer full hookup sites with electricity, water, and sewer connections as well as pull-through sites for larger RVs.


Denali National Park offers something for every camper! Whether you are looking for a primitive backcountry experience or an RV hookup site with all the bells and whistles, there is a perfect spot waiting for you in Denali National Park!

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Jennifer Watson