Camper Bus Pass
Only for Campers Staying at Denali National Park and Preserve Campgrounds
Camper Buses are for visitors camping at Teklanika, Sanctuary, Igloo, or Wonder Lake Campgrounds – or passengers holding a backcountry permit (available only at the Denali National Park and Preserve Backcountry Information Center adjacent to the Wilderness Access Center). Please note that only Teklanika and Wonder Lake Campgrounds are available for advance reservation. Sanctuary and Igloo Campgrounds, as well as Denali’s backcountry are only available in person upon arrival to the park. Therefore for Sanctuary, Igloo, and the Denali backcountry, it is preferred that Camper Bus reservations be made at the park after you have secured your reservation.
For those reserving campsites at Teklanika and Wonder Lake Campgrounds please book your preferred campground prior to adding the Camper Bus to your itinerary. Wonder Lake Campground is especially popular during late August and early September so book early.
Our Camper buses are designed for the unique needs of campers. The back seats have been removed to enable additional space to handle backpacks, camping gear, and bicycles. Because fewer seats are available, camper bus seats are reserved for campers and backpackers only. Camper bus tickets are valid during campers’ entire stay at the campground. The shuttle may be utilized on a space-available basis to any location in Denali National Park and Preserve.
Those wishing to take a bike into the park for a daytrip or overnight trip may ride on the Park Road. Camper Buses can only accommodate two bicycles and these spaces must be reserved in advance.
Passengers are responsible for loading and unloading their own gear. Doyon/Aramark is not responsible for lost or damaged gear.
- Adult: $35.00
- Children (15 and under): Free
PARKING INFORMATION: There is no overnight parking at the Wilderness Access Center. The best parking option is at the Riley Creek Campground overflow lot located next to the Post Office and Caribou Loop. Across the street from there, the Riley Creek Campground Bus Stop is the first pickup location for the Camper Bus. It always departs 5 minutes before the scheduled hour, 6:55, 10:55, 1:55 and 3:55 (peak operating season).
In 2015, Camper Buses will also stop at the Denali Visitor Center (DVC) Bus Stop after departing the Wilderness Access Center (WAC). Overnight parking is allowed on the DVC campus.
Advance Reservations Highly Recommended.
Note: There is a $5.00 fee per ticket and per campsite to change or cancel a reservation. You may change or cancel the reservation for shuttle buses as long as it is at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to the departure time, either by calling (800) 622-7275 or visiting the Wilderness Access Center (WAC).