COVID-19 Guest Updates

COVID-19 Guest Updates

Socially Distant, but Close to Nature

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UPDATED: May 19, 2020 

Denali National Park and Preserve is currently only taking summer 2020 reservations for the Riley Creek, Savage River, and Teklanika Campgrounds.  All Transit and Tour bus reservations are suspended with expected service to begin July 1.  Wonder Lake Campground reservations are also suspended due to the dependency on the Transit service. 

Guests with Transit, Tour, or Wonder Lake Campground reservations prior to July 1 will receive a full refund.  All campground reservations at Savage River and Teklanika prior to June 16 will receive a full refund.  Guests which were refunded for Riley Creek Campground stays for the time period from May 22 to June 15 will need to make a new reservation. 

Riley Creek Campground will open Friday, May 22.  Savage River and Teklanika River Campgrounds will open on Tuesday, June 16.  Please note, Teklanika River Campground reservations from June 16 to June 30 require a minimum 3-night stay and the campground is only accessible by private vehicle.  Single night reservations using the Transit system will begin Wednesday, July 1.  Sanctuary and Igloo Campgrounds will open July 1.

Campers at Riley Creek Campground from May 22 to June 15 will self-check-in by either bringing a copy of the reservation and attaching it to the post on the respective campsite or handwriting the reservation on a slip of paper.  Reservations will only be accepted at or by calling 1-800-622-7275, 7am-7pm Monday through Friday and 8am to 7pm on Saturday and Sunday’s. 

Campers are asked to slow down and do their part in maintaining social distancing.  Campers are encouraged to bring all supplies for adequate sanitation. Water sources are available at Riley Creek Campground.  It is the responsibility of each camper to understand current Alaska State Health Mandates and the applicability to their camping experience.  Please remember to:

  • Stay home if you’re feeling sick
  • Practice social distancing
  • Wash your hands with soap and water frequently. If water not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol 
  • When possible, avoid touching surfaces

The health and safety of our visitors and park employees is our top priority. Please continue to check the website for updates.  We look forward to seeing you soon and we appreciate your understanding. 

Thank you and be well.


As the coronavirus situation evolves, we want to let you know that speaking with a reservations associate in our contact center may take longer than usual. The fastest and easiest way to book reservations is through our online booking engine.