We stayed here just one night, and we were very happy with the campsite that we had. We have a truck with camper, and the parking area was level, with a little hill that had a picnic table and firepit/grill. The area was very clean. While we didn't utilize any of the bathroom facilities on the loops, they looked clean from the outside, We were on Caribou loop, on the furthest side from the mercantile. My kids and I decided to walk to the mercantile and it was a short walk, even while toting a couple of bundles of firewood back! We went into the bathroom/laundry/shower area at the mercantile, and it was clean, with plenty of room.
I don't enjoy campsites that are super close to everyone else, so that you feel like your conversations are all being overheard, and this one was great! There were trees and paths, so you could visit if you choose. (A couple kids came over to pet our pug.) We spent a couple hours just sitting around the fire, and while we could see other fires, we couldn't hear the conversations, so that was nice.
My only minor complaint was the gal checking us in. She was abrupt and bossy. She didn't look up AT ALL when talking to us, just rattled off a bunch of info. Luckily our interactions with the other staff at the mercantile were friendly. Maybe she was just burnt-out by the end of summer?
Otherwise, I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again!
- Also Known As:
- Riley Creek Hotel Denali National Park And Preserve