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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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76 reviews 76 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

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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Saint Robert, Missouri
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

I was terrified when I first walked in because I have never been rafting. The staff was quick to calm me down and joke around with me and before you know it, I was ready to go on the water with no nerves. We had Dylan as our guide and he kept us moving and safe. We chose to paddle... More

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Lakeside AZ
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Everywhere you look there is a beautiful sight. Forest, mountains, rivers, tundra, animals and much more. We started our visit at 5:00 AM and ended about 6 PM. Saw Caribou, bears, moose dall sheep and squirrels. It is well worth the long trip to get here and the long day of the tour.

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Adelaide, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Very interesting information about the park. Several stuffed animals from the local area and a good film to watch too.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This was one of the best things we did while visiting Denali National Park. Many of us on our boat (paddling is the way to go!) were first-time rafters, and our guide Country put us at ease and ensured that we were safe and had a great time.

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Friendswood, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We had a great run with this family owned company in Denali. We were visiting Denali with our two teenagers; it was 45 degrees and raining the day of our trip but with the dry suits and the fun we were having we didn't notice a bit. The water was up due to a lot of rain so it made... More

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Washington, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

this place is nice and the workers are very helpfull. They have info of other things you can do while you are there

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Hobart, Australia
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9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

As a first time rafter I was a bit nervous about going out but these guys are great. Outfitted in dry suits you get a good safety brief before the guide does an amazing job getting you wet but keeping you safe. Had a ball.

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