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Wonder Lake Campground

mile 85 of Denali National Park road, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99501
Wonder Lake Campground
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We camped here for two nights a few days ago, and although the weather was not great; nor were the views at the time; what we did get to see from our campsite was beautiful. Good cooking shelter, flush toilets and sinks (!) and a beautiful park. Not a ton of hikes from this campsite but worth checking out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a beautiful view of Mt. Mickinley from the campsite. Bugs weren't a problem at all (last week of june). Took Deet but never used it. There were a few mosquitoes here and there but not as scary as made out to be in some other reviews. The food storage area was like 50 yards away. Only hard part was... More 

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Visited for one night June 8 2015, the first day the campground opens. We were hoping for reasonable sites and bugs that didn't live up to all the horror stories. The campsite were great, spread out, yet easy to access and close enough for animal safety concerns. Shared cooking space and bear lockers were convenient. Sites were relatively flat too.... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I have been to many campgrounds all around the country and the scenery at Wonder lake is simply the best. The campsites are relatively spread out and some are quite secluded and if you are lucky with the weather, the view of Mt. McKinley that is only 20 miles away is magnificent. It is a relatively small campground and tent... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

If there is ever a place that can't be described in words or photos, Wonder Lake is it. If you have it in you to visit, the experience is one that will surely be talked about as epic, legendary, unbelievable, magical, wild, crazy, and yes, challenging. My girlfriend and I drove up from Anchorage and camped a night two nights... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

perfect campground at perfect place...rangers talks are fun and enjoyable, the Mountain is there, it' just perfect! mosquitos are truly allover the place, so bring the hat with net. only some 18 places for tents, so loads of space and privacy and The Wild!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The camper bus trip up to the campground (5.5 hours) is actually pretty great and they take a sufficient (almost too many) number of stops to stretch your legs, take in the views, and relieve yourself. The campground is amazing as well with awesome views of McKinley (on a clear day, which we got on arrival, but was completely covered... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We stayed 3 nights at Wonder lake campground. The statistics say that you are likely to see Denali for only 4 days in June, but we saw it three days in a row. If you take a tour bus out to the visitor station you might have 2 hours to see Denali, but camping there for 3 days gave us... More 

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Kodak, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

This campground has beautiful views of Mt. McKinley. We were able to set up our tent so that we were looking right at Mt. McKinley. It was so peaceful and relaxing. They have plenty of storage for food in the bear proof rooms. One thing to know is that mosquito nets will definitely be needed certain times of the year.... More 

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San Francisco, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We stayed two nights at this camp ground and it was extremely peaceful and serene. Ours was campsite 17 facing the great one. Felt like a dream to camp beneath Mt. McKinley by the blueberry shrubs and wonderlake! :) The hostess (Dana) is very nice and helpful and the ranger gave a very fun and informative talk about sounds in... More 

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