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Savage River

mile 13 Denali Park Rd, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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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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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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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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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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Upland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

We went at the end of June, and the Savage river hike was not difficult at all. There are some hills and such, but nothing strenuous. The scenery is nice. We saw a dall sheep and some squirrels, that's about it. Really quiet and peaceful, and not very crowded.

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Clifton Park, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

Visiting Denali NP and the Savage River Campground was a pleasure. It is extremely well managed it offers much in the way of programs and gives one the feeling of being transported into another world. We fell in love with this amazing wilderness. The campground was pristine, it has limited amenities of course, so be prepared to be self sufficient.... More 

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