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Denali Outdoor Center

Mile 1/2 Otto Lake Road, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99743
1-888-303-1925
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Type: Bodies of Water
Owner description: Denali Outdoor Center (D.O.C.) is a full-service outfitter offering whitewater rafting, mild-water float trips, kayaking, canoeing and mountain biking... more » Owner description: Denali Outdoor Center (D.O.C.) is a full-service outfitter offering whitewater rafting, mild-water float trips, kayaking, canoeing and mountain biking adventures on the boundary of Denali National Park, Alaska. We also offer lakeside nightly cabin rentals and camping at our premier location in Healy, Alaska on the shore of Otto Lake.For convenience, we have 2 office locations, one at Denali Park and the other in Healy, just 10 minutes north of the park entrance. We also provide free shuttle service to and from all local lodging, AKRR Depot, Denali Park Visitor Center and the Wilderness Access Center.Our operating season is from mid-May to mid-September and we are open 7 days from 7:00am to 10:00pm. Our winter hours are M-F 9:00am to 5:00pm Alaska Time. « less
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New England
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We still can't believe our horrific experience at Denali Outdoor Center. We were so excited to rent a canoe from Denali Outdoor Center to paddle Otto Lake. Beautiful Lake in the "backyard" of Denali. We rented the canoe, got out in the middle of Otto Lake and I glanced down at my feet and saw water coming into the canoe... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

They gave away our reservation after we made it three months in advance and checked in on it two days before we went. Then we had to stay in a tiny campsite and were forced to pay $163 dollars. What an outrage!!

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Brevard, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Our eleven family members had a fantastic raft trip with y'all. Your staff were so great. My five grandchildren, ages 11 to 15 so loved the trip and will remember it the rest of their lives. We really appreciated your prompt pick up at Riley camp ground and return that made it so easy as we were in our RV's.... More

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Flagler Beach, Florida, United States
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75 reviews 75 reviews
8 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

white water rafting was not on my bucket list, but somehow i found myself squished into a dry suit and on a bus headed for the river in denali. after the very long safety lesson, i was ready to get back on the bus as our guide explained all the things that could go wrong and what to do if... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

My husband wanted to go white water rafting and we chose Denali outdoor center. Schylar our guide was great. I was nervous to go but it was amazing. We had so much fun. The scenery was great and we learned a ton about how the river was formed and what had happened in the area the past few years. Plus... More

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Gray, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Our guide, Flood, was extremely knowledgable of the river and made sure our kids, age 10-13, all had a great time and got sufficiently soaked ( dry suits kept us pretty dry)! Scenery is great. We went around 7at night. Pictures and thumb drives available for purchase. Only part that could have gone a little smoother was check in process.... More

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Orlando, Florida
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

At the last minute, we decided to add a white water rafting experience; I am very glad that we did. Kaitlyn was a fantastic guide. Although it was raining and cold, we had a great time. There were two members of our craft that decided to "take a plunge" at a couple designated spots. With the suits that were provided,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

If you're looking for a no frills, incredible views-type campground, then try this one. Whether you have a camper or a tent, you'll love this campground. However, not recommended for large travel trailers or class A campers. They also have whitewater rafting excursions that top the area as the best!

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Warsaw, Indiana
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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We enjoyed the Outdoor Center with its many displays and the two feature films and talks we attended. We also went to the area they raise their dogs for sledding and enjoyed the presentation and the dogs. Unfortunately they didn't have any pups.

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Old Forge, New York
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Brand new rafters (I'm 45 and my twins are 16) and had the most fantastic time!!!! Our guide was Schyler and he was great! We had class III & IV rapids and felt safe the entire time. Weather was rainy and gray but was a perfect day to get wet. Never felt cold and didn't get we at all except... More

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