In August 2011 we rented our first RV and spent 3 nights in Teklanika, the furthest in campground for RVs. Aware that one cannot drive the RV in and out once the park has been entered and not being confident about RV water usage when there were no hookups (this being our first night ever in an RV!), we were overly conservative in usage of our RV's resources. There was a new pit toilet conveniently located across from our campsite and there was a water spigot available in another part of the campground. Campsites were spaced to allow some privacy and the bus stop was an easy walk to catch the shuttle. This was a beautiful time of year to see the burnished colors of autumn and an abundance of wildlife in the park.
In May 2013 we camped in Riley in an RV. Clean and hot shower facilities, electrical hookups and a nearby mercantile were very convenient. Because a recent snowstorm preceded our arrival by only 3 or 4 days, most of Riley was still unopened because of snow and ice, and we had no water available except by special arrangement to fill up at the mercantile. Dump stations were frozen. Interior roads had just opened and the shuttle buses were operating. The bus stop was just a short walk from our campsite. The inclement weather affected the amount of wildlife we saw while there, but the park itself was absolutely elegant in its mantle of white.
- Also Known As:
- Denali National Park Campground