Best Camping in Denali National Park and Preserve

Looking for the best camping in Denali National Park and Preserve? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Denali National Park and Preserve. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the incredible Outbound community.

  • Camp at Wonder Lake

    Sitting at mile 85 of the 92 mile park road through Denali National Park, Wonder Lake Campground is an oasis in the wilderness. Wonder Lake is also the the closest you can get to Denali. (Note: You may see the big mountain called Mt. McKinley on ...

  • Hike the Toklat East Branch Trail

    The Toklat East Branch Trail doesn't require any stream crossings, making it a preferable backpacking location. Wildlife such as grizzly bears, wolves, caribou, and sheep are often sighted. Be aware of the temperature drop and high winds at night ...

    9 miles 3200 ft gain

  • Backpack Kesugi Ridge

    Kesugi Ridge is a 27.4 mile point-to-point trail from Little Coal Creek to Byer's Lake in Alaska's Denali State Park. To get to the trailhead from Anchorage, take the Park's Highway north to the parking area at Little Coal Creek Trailhead at milep...

    27.4 miles 4650 ft gain