As others have stated, this campground has a minimum stay, and a drive in once, drive out once, policy. It has limited screening between sites. Handles both tents and RVs, but there are better tent only CGs in the park, than this one. (Sanctuary, Igloo, Wonder Lake)
Plan ahead, you need to top off tanks, and purchase all supplies before heading into the park. No dump station there. DON'T forget bug dope!
For me, what makes this a great CG; is its proximity to plenty of remote hiking. Wildlife and wildflower opportunities are nearby. Riding the bus, Igloo Mtn, Cathedral Mtn, Sable Pass, and the Polychrome area and can be reached within an hour. You're already about an hour into the park.
From Tek, a bike gives you freedom to explore the park road on your own timetable. No off-roading allowed and during dry periods you might eat some periodic bus dust - OR - With the TEKPass for $33.50/person, you can get 1 confirmed trip time, and ride all other buses on a space available basis. Most often large groups (5 or more) will have problems riding together from this site, space available.
There are rules, you are camping in bear country. Those rules not only help protect you and your fellow campers, but the wildlife too. This can be a great place for kids, but riding the bus space-available with a family can be a problem. Be prepared to split up.
- Also Known As:
- Teklanika River Hotel Denali National Park And Preserve