Camp at Riley Creek Campground

Riley Creek Campground

Riley Creek is a popular campground in Denali National Park located in close proximity to the Denali Visitor Center, and lots of hiking / mulit-use trails. Some camp sites are fairly private, as they are screened by trees and shrubbery. The campsites are open to walk-in tent campers, car campers, and RVs. The campground is close to the Denali park entrance, along with the amenities of businesses outside the park in close proximity. Campers frequently see lots of wildlife (including moose)!

The campground has cell service, and wifi available for purchase. Fires are allowed year-round, and downed wood may be gathered. Potable water is seasonal - make sure you have all proper water filtration systems needed! No campgrounds in Denali have electrical or water hookups for RVs. Riley Creek campground has a general store with camping supplies, food, a shower house, and laundry facilities. 

Reservations are available as early as December 1 of the summer before you wish to visit. To book your campground and find additional information, follow this link:

Photos: Amy Meredith and Denali NPS

Pack List

  • Camping gear
  • Cold weather sleeping bag and insulated pad
  • Water filtration (in off season)
  • Bear cans and wildlife safety information
  • Map of Denali NP
  • Camping reservation / permits
  • Information about leave no trace, cleaning pots and pans, proper fire burn protocol 
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Activities Survival, Snowboarding, Chillin, Camping, Fishing, Photography, Mountain Biking, Running, Skiing, Kayaking, Yoga, Snowshoeing, Hiking, Fitness, Rock Climbing
Skill Level Intermediate
Season Spring, Summer, Autumn
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Handicap Accessible
Picnic Area


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Tents only area

Get site 47, close to the river.

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