Camp Denali & North Face Lodge
Camp Denali & North Face Lodge lie in the heart of Denali National Park and offer a unique wilderness retreat for those seeking an in depth experience in the sub-arctic.
Daily activities have a strong natural history focus including wildlife observations and hikes led by staff naturalists. Canoeing, fishing and biking are also available. Nightly programs focus on various aspects of Denali’s natural and cultural history, including birds, mammals, wildflowers, tundra ecology, geology, mountaineering, land use and natural resource issues. Delicious meals and fresh baked goods are featured in the dining rooms at each lodge.
Camp Denali & North Face Lodge may not be for everyone, but if you desire an experience away from the tempo of modern living and enjoy the camaraderie of kindred souls, you will not be disappointed.
Founded in 1951, Camp Denali is Alaska’s original vacation lodge and nature center, which strives to help visitors gain a personal knowledge and appreciation for the natural history of Denali National Park. Owned and operated by the Cole Family since 1975, it is Alaska at its best. Accommodations at Camp Denali are individual cabins situated along a ridge with commanding views of Mt. McKinley and other major peaks of the Alaska Range. Each cabin is furnished with a wood stove, propane lights and hotplate, hand-crafted quilts and Alaskan artwork, as well as a convenient “house out back.” A central shower facility is located within a three to seven minute walk from each cabin. The natural history resource center, complete with dissecting microscope, herbarium, library and artifacts is available for guest use.
Unique to Camp Denali is the Special Emphasis Series, a lecture series with visiting specialists who lend in-depth understanding of the Far North. Field trip discussions and some of the evening programs during their week long visits delve into such topics as animal winter survival strategies, auroral phenomena, global climate change, and bird migration.
North Face Lodge
North Face Lodge is located two miles from Wonder Lake and provides traditional accommodations in well-appointed rooms with private baths, down comforters and Alaskan artwork. Designed with the atmosphere of a comfortable north country guest house, the lodge features a spacious living room with stone fireplace, dining room, large patio and covered porch—all with incredible views of Mt. McKinley.
Please note that neither lodge has a liquor license. You are welcome to bring your own bottle.