We stayed at Riley Creek for two nights July 19 & 20, 2012 in our 32' RV rented from Great Alaskan Holidays. Our spacious site was next to the walkway to the Mercantile. It was very quiet, and we really enjoyed this campground. We especially enjoyed the close proximity to the Wilderness Access Center (WAC) where all the bus tours depart from. We had reservations on the very early shuttle bus from WAC to Wonder Lake. We waited at the shuttle bus stop in the campground and rode it to WAC. After our all day shuttle trip to Wonder Lake, we walked back to our campsite. We could have walked both ways, as it was an easy walk.
The Mercantile has all the basic supplies, WiFi, and showers. Our son charged his iPod, cell phone, camera, etc. in the covered area outside. One night, they closed the shower building about 30 minutes early, so don't wait until the last minute. We were able to use the bathroom in the Mercantile instead.
The area for servicing holding tanks is large and well layed out. We did not have to wait, and this did not take long at all.
There is so much to see in Denali. We could have stayed longer in this very nice park campground.
- Also Known As:
- Riley Creek Hotel Denali National Park And Preserve