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Denali Outdoor Center

Mile 238.9 Parks Highway, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
+1 888-303-1925
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Denali Outdoor Center (D.O.C.) is a full-service outfitter offering whitewater rafting, mild-water float trips, kayaking, canoeing and mountain biking adventures on the boundary of Denali National Park, Alaska. We also offer lakeside nightly cabin rentals and camping at our premier location in Healy, Alaska on the shore of Otto Lake.For convenience, we have 2 office locations, one at Denali Park and the other in Healy, just 10 minutes north of the park entrance. We also provide free shuttle service to and from all local lodging, AKRR Depot, Denali Park Visitor Center and the Wilderness Access Center.Our operating season is from mid-May to mid-September and we are open 7 days from 7:00am to 10:00pm. Our winter hours are M-F 9:00am to 5:00pm Alaska Time.
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Mile 238.9 Parks Highway, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
+1 888-303-1925
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My family of four thoroughly enjoyed our 1/2 day rafting with DOC! We booked the night before and that wasn't a problem at all. Our guide was extremely experienced and helped us have a fun, safe ride! The equipment used was all in great shape...More

Thank Foodie Z
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a great trip. Kayaking and hiking to a glacier. Paul was awesome. Highly recommend. We saw over a dozen eagles and many otters. A+ trip. 5 miles boating to the Hike

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rafting was great, whether you paddle, they paddle, the rapids are fun and they ensure you get an exciting safe ride down the Nenana river. The suits they out you in are totally protective from all water. The only thing splashed is your face if...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After being suited up in a dry suit and a helmet, I was apprehensive as what I was getting myself into. Class III rapids!?! However, it was the best 11 miles I have ever traveled! Our guide, Rick, knew the river like the back of...More

Thank Nancy P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked the half day, 5 hour trip with DOC in which we paddled. The first eleven miles was a fast smooth float. Our guide was excellent in telling us fun facts along the river. During this section we saw one moose, an eagle, and...More

Thank cynspudic
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just got back from our wilderness Canyon Run rafting trip and it was just awesome Fun. Our guide Michelle was a lot of fun, but also a very good teacher and the safety kayaker Dylan was very good as well. The rapids were enough...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome time rafting on grade 3-4 rapids run by Denali Outdoor Centre. They provided us with dry suits which meant we did not get wet or cold. Michelle, our guide, provided us with excellent instruction throughout the 2 hour trip. We chose to do the...More

Thank JudyTravelbug
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been on the whitewater rafting trip and had the time of my life! Also, love camping at Otto Lake, it's so peaceful and beautiful. We rented kayaks and easily made it around the entire lake in an hour. We saw lots of fish jumping...More

Thank Dana E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our guide Tim made this a terrific experience. His knowledge of the local geology, flora and fauna, as well as his singing and story telling made our 4 hour paddle tour one of the highlights of our Denali trip!

Thank Sharky8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a blast rafting down the river in Denali on the Scenic Wilderness Rafting Trip. The sights were amazing and our guide, Tim, kept us intrigued with local history and great stories. He was amazing with our kids as well- all the staff were!!...More

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7 March 2017|
Response from Kellie B | Reviewed this property |
No. It was more around the town. To get to the Park, you need to take a bus for a few hours. Both trips well worth it!!
2 January 2017|
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Response from cclum | Reviewed this property |
Yes, this place did have pick up / drop service included. Our adventure started at 6:30 pm (getting our gears and riding to the Nenana River) and finished after 9:00 pm. We saw the sun starting to set. Depending where you... More
4 August 2016|
Response from W3Z | Reviewed this property |
Hi We stayed in the main building as opposed to a cabin. Had our own bathroom within our room. Parking plentiful and right by the accommodation - good access along a short gravel drive off the road.