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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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  • Average4%
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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 7 October 2017

We stayed at the Denali Outdoor Center in a cabin on Otto Lake and it was wonderful! Our family consists of my husband and I and our two adult children. This is a no thrills cabin with 1 Queen and 2 twin beds in a...More

Thank TrvlJunkE
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Our family of 7 (children aged 14,12,11,9,5) went on the 2 hour Scenic Wilderness Raft Tour on Aug 14, 2017. They were very efficient getting us checked-in and into our dry suits. Quickly got us via bus to the drop-in point. Thorough safety instructions given....More

Thank Matt_Vernon456
Reviewed 18 September 2017

On September 4th our group of six adults (family) went rafting on the Nenana River with Tim Reidy as our personal guide. We had previously been guided by Tim on a mountain bike ride which had been a thrilling adventure with breathtaking scenery! The 3...More

Thank dfp52
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Our family of six adults took a guided mountain bike tour with Tim as our guide. Only one of us had ever been mountain biking before, so it was a new experience for most! We were able to ride to a height of 4,000 feet...More

Thank dfp6452
Reviewed 13 September 2017

My first ever rafting trip. It was fantastic. I think i'm hooked. I smiled and screamed with excitement the whole trip. Our guide Chad was great. Very friendly and professional.

Thank marsbj
Reviewed 12 September 2017

This was the best! I thought I would be so afraid, but my guide, Chad, was so knowledgeable and sure! I had so much fun! The first part of the river was beautiful and then when we went to the rapids, I even "rode the...More

Thank arecordplayer
Reviewed 10 September 2017

What an awesome night! We did the white water rafting down the Nenana, and just sat back and enjoyed the ride. Rapids were fun and our guide was awesome-knew just where to take us for the coolest ride. The dry suits kept us completely dry-just...More

Thank SueNJ2014
Reviewed 1 September 2017

We booked a half day raft paddle trip with DOC and had a wonderful time exploring 22 miles of the Nenana River. The first 11 were very scenic and the second 11 a bit more exciting with some interesting rapids. The gear was great and...More

Thank PaulGEL
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

When I saw it was sunny I knew we where in for a great day. Unfortunately our 0930 tour did not meet minimum numbers so we were bumped to the 2pm. This worked out better as it was warmer in the afternoon. Guides Al and...More

Thank Jagfnq71
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We did the scenic wilderness raft trip on Nenana River. It has enough whitewater to give you a decent ride but nothing to threaten falling out of the raft. My wife had a walking boot for a broken foot and did well with this. At...More

Thank James C
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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.