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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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  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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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 24 June 2015 via mobile

Tour guide booked the scenic Wilderness Tour as part of Celebrity land tour. We had a fantastic time with Adam floating down the Nenana River. Despite the smoke and haze the views were unforgettable and absolutely 100% worth it if you are in Denali. Despite...More

Thank Juliana K
Reviewed 22 June 2015 via mobile

Our family of 4 did 1/2 day paddle trip. Our guide, Tim, was excellent! Two of us had never been on a white water trip. We felt comfortable and safe the entire time. Tim was also great sharing a lot of history of Denali. Highlight...More

Thank Trvl2eat
Reviewed 20 June 2015

I never did rafting before and those guys mede me feel very confortable in the raft and in the whole trip! For almost 2 hours we webt down the Nenana river in a safe and exciting way. Congratulations!! Very recommende!

Thank LyssMelo
Reviewed 17 June 2015

Did the 2 hour Nenana River paddle rafting with these guys last week and it was great. From the girl who took the reservation in the office (unfortunately I forget her name) to our rafting guide Bobbi the entire experience was first rate, very well...More

Thank tom31213
Reviewed 17 June 2015

Denali National Park was the highlight of our Alaska 12 day Tour. I would recommend it to anyone, simply for the sheer beauty of the park and all the different animals that we were able to see! Go-You will be happy that you did!

Thank JWLBirmingham_AL
Reviewed 12 June 2015

My wife and I did a half day float with some family from out of town on June 2nd. Our guide was Tim. The float was very fun. Tim was great!! He was knowledgable and friendly, he took time to explain history of the area,...More

Thank sourdough72
Reviewed 31 May 2015

Ty was our guide for the day and we took the morning appointment for Class 3/4 river rafting. The views are simply amazing, and the guides are really knowledgable about the river and surroundings. The staff in general was really helpful from checking in, getting...More

1  Thank Gaurav C
Bill O, Owner at Denali Outdoor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2015

Thank you for writing a review. Ty is a great guide and one our most experienced. He is a long-time local who guides throughout the state from the Arctic to Kodiak Island. We are lucky to have him as a Denali Outdoor Center team member...More

Reviewed 31 May 2015

What a fun experience! The Denali Outdoor Center was quite good at what they do. They are very organized from courtesy pick up, check in, rafting and until the end. We had a really fun time. The guide was very good at giving us safety...More

1  Thank CaneIntp
Bill O, Owner at Denali Outdoor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2015

Excellent review - thank you so much! It's very important to hear that your entire experience at Denali Outdoor Center was positive. Of course, the river is really fun but we want the whole tour, from start to finish, to be both fun and professional....More

Reviewed 29 May 2015 via mobile

Rafting the Canyon was Awesome! Chad took really good care of us and had some insane rafting skills. I would do this trip every week if I could. Don't miss it, seriously.

Thank 51862Boatertommy
Bill O, Owner at Denali Outdoor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2015

Hey, we love to hear it and appreciate your review. Chad is a great guy and an excellent guide. It's like watering house plants - once a week, whether you need it, or not. Thanks again!

Reviewed 27 May 2015

staff was AWESOME.............during my two week trip to Alaska, what I was most impressed with were the people. Most were from the the 48 contiguous, but one thing they all had in common was their hospitality and love of the outdoors. The staff at Denali...More

Thank Campy2014
Bill O, Owner at Denali Outdoor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2015

Perfect! Denali Outdoor Center wants your vacation to be easy, fun and exciting!! We're glad you had a good time and we really appreciate your feedback on our staff. Alaska is a big state and a small town so we try to treat everyone like...More

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6 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.