Camp at Savage River Campground

Savage River Campground

The Savage River campground is located in a beautiful spruce forest in Denali National Park. Savage River campground is unique because on sunny days, Denali can be seen viewed from a short walk from the campsite. The sites are relatively private, and are reachable via car or RV. The campsite has potable water and vault toilets.

The campground has limited cell reception and no wifi. Open fires are permitted at the campground. There are three group campsites available, which facilitate 9-20 people. Normal campsites host a maximum of 8 people. 

A free bus service is available, the Savage River Shuttle, to travel from this campground to the park entrance. To travel by bus further into the park beyond Savage River, a bus ticket must be purchased. Busses in both directions pick up and drops off from the campground entrance. 

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Photos: Christopher Straessler and Sandy Brown Jensen

Pack List

  • Camping gear
  • Warm clothing, no cotton, lots of layers
  • Biodegradable soap for washing plates and cookware 
  • Water filtration system for day hikes 
  • Camera
  • Warm sleeping bag, insulated sleeping pad 
  • Map of Denali NP
  • Campground reservations 
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Activities Chillin, Camping, Photography, Hiking, Fitness
Skill Level Advanced
Season Spring, Summer, Autumn
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Handicap Accessible
Picnic Area


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End of the pavement

This is a sweet spot next to the end of the public accessible road. Quiet, great small sites, really beautiful hiking options (all off trail). Sunset and sunrise here are amazing and I always see Caribou and often have seen grizzlies. Once, from the camp, I saw a pack of wolves cross the river.

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