Camp Denali

Camp Denali

Located 90 miles within Denali National Park in the shadow of Denali, Camp Denali is a unique wilderness retreat for those seeking an in-depth experience in the Sub-Arctic.

Founded in 1951, Camp Denali is Alaska’s original wilderness vacation lodge, which strives to help visitors gain knowledge and appreciation for the natural history of Denali National Park. Owned and operated by the Cole and Hamm families since 1975, it is Alaska at its best. Accommodations at Camp Denali are individual cabins situated along a ridge with commanding views of Mt. McKinley and other major peaks of the Alaska Range. Each cabin is furnished with a wood stove, propane lights and hotplate, a water spigot, handcrafted quilts and Alaskan artwork, as well as its own meticulously maintained outhouse. A modern shower facility is located within a three to seven minute walk from each cabin. The natural history resource center, complete with dissecting microscope, herbarium, library and animal artifacts is available for guest use.

Camp Denali provides daily, guided nature outings and hikes. The staff of knowledgeable naturalists assists guests in first-hand exploration of the Alaska landscapeĀ—searching for wolves, moose, bears, sheep and caribou, as well as looking for nesting birds and wildflowers. Nightly programs focus on an aspect of Denali’s natural and cultural history, including birds, mammals, wildflowers, tundra ecology,
geology, mountaineering, wilderness, and land management. In addition to guided activities, mountain bikes, canoes, and fishing equipment are also available.

Camp Denali may not be for everyone, but if you desire an experience away from the fast pace of urban life and you enjoy the camaraderie of kindred spirits, you will not be disappointed.

Expedition Broker & Camp Denali

We operate as a full service adventure travel agency and often incorporate itineraries to Denali National Park in conjunction with a charter yacht for clients. Planning travel to remote locations in Alaska is challenging and confusing. We’re able to use our local, first hand knowledge to help create intricately prepared, custom itineraries at no cost to you.


  • Comprehensive pre-departure trip materials
  • Round-trip transportation between the Denali Park Rail Depot and Camp Denali
  • All Gourmets meals
  • Lodging in one of 19 rustic cabins
  • Naturalist-guided activities
  • Evening Special Emphasis Programs
  • Use of canoes, bikes, fishing equipment and outdoor gear

Why Go?

  • One of two lodges with views of Denali from every cabin
  • Phenomenal naturalists and guides on staff
  • Alaska’s original Eco-Lodge, still family-owned and operated



Reservation Request


Guests Up to 32
Location Denali National Park
Adventures Hiking, canoeing, photography, biking, wildlife viewing, fishing
Available Gear Mountain Bikes, canoes, fishing equipment