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Savage River

mile 13 Denali Park Rd, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The best way to absorb the most out of any place, in my opinion, is to be one with the place. And when it comes to national parks, there’s no better way to do so than camping. We camped for two nights in the Savage River campgrounds as this is the furthest one can drive inside the park without requiring... More 

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Los Altos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pretty rustic with only basic amenities. Hosts were great and very helpful. A park ranger did a presentation for the kids on raptors one night that they thoroughly enjoyed. Sites are good sized and have fire pits, some better than others. Bring your own wood and everything else you'll need, as there is nothing out there. No cell signal so... More 

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

Best to make advance reservations. We have a travel trailer so we stayed in the A sites. No 24 is a great location, private , close to rest rooms if you need them. No water or sewer or electric hook ups at the camp ground. River trails are an easy walk. Older bathrooms have sinks and flushing toilets

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Dandridge, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We had a somewhat mixed experience at Savage River Campground, but none of it is the campground's fault. We backpacked our gear into Denali Nat'l Park, and planned to tent camp at Savage River. I bought a bear resistant food container specifically for this trip, because everything I'd read about the park said you had to use one. Upon arrival,... More 

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Hasselt, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We had a great time on this camping totally cut off from the world! Partly thanks to the camping hosts which were always there to answer questions, give you tipes and make you feel welcome! The places feel private and I still don't have any idea how big this camping actually is, which is a plus! It's not crowded and... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

First time renting an RV and Savage River was our destination for the first night. I based the selection on the reviews here. We couldn't have picked a better place to camp for two nights. The campground is easy to negotiate even for a first time driver. There's lots of privacy between sites. We had no issues whatsoever. Can't wait... More 

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Seattle
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Savage River CG is located about 13 miles inside Denali NP. Why best of both worlds? If you have to drive back to the entrance area, for any reason, you can either use your private vehicle or the Free Savage Shuttle bus. This is not an option for other campgrounds out further in the park. Both tents and RVs are... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

$28 per night for our 30 foot RV. 13 miles into the park. Great location. Friendly camp host. Bus stop close right across the road. Short drive to the WAC and the mercantile. It was so peaceful here. Stayed 4 nights - could have stayed longer. Pit and flush toilets in the campground. Short 5 minute walk down to Savage... More 

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North Bend
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

This is absolutely the best place to camp. 13 miles into park near where cars become excluded so very quiet. Fairly small, spaces are spread out (privacy). I went jogging one morning up park road and within 3/4 mile saw bull moose 100 yards off road and then a bit further up - mom and baby moose within 10 yards... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

I really debated on where to stay in Denali and whether or not I should get a reservation. I had a rented RV and decided to make reservations for Savage River CG over both Teklanika and Riley Creek. I liked being in the middle of the park, being able to get the shuttle at the campground whether it was the... More 

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