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DEC 1ST - 2009 Denali Bus and Campground Reservations

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DEC 1ST - 2009 Denali Bus and Campground Reservations

Here is the latest info from the Park - hope it helps in your summer travel plans!

2009 Denali Bus and Campground Reservations Available by Phone, Internet, Mail and Fax Beginning December 1

Doyon/ARAMARK Joint Venture, the transportation concessioner for Denali National Park and Preserve, will begin accepting advance reservations for the 2009 visitor season for shuttle buses and the park’s four largest campgrounds on Monday, December1,2008. Reservations will be available by phone, online, mail, and fax at that time.

Approximately 65% of the shuttle bus seats and 100% of the campsites in the Riley Creek, Savage River, Teklanika River, and Wonder Lake campgrounds can be reserved in advance. The remaining tickets are made available for advance reservations or walk-in two days before the travel date. The Riley Creek, Savage River, and Teklanika River Campgrounds are open to tents and RVs, but there is no RV camping at Wonder Lake. Hookups are not available in any of the park’s campgrounds.

Phone reservations can be made by calling (800) 622-7275, nationwide or(907) 272-7275 for international callers between 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.(Arizona time). The web address for online reservations is www.reservedenali.com. Fax forms for advance reservations are posted on the National Park Service website at www.nps.gov/dena. Faxes should be sent to Doyon/ARAMARK Joint Venture at (907) 264-4684. Faxes must be received no less than two days before travel. Reservation requests received before December 1 will not be honored.

A maximum of eight seats may be requested with each reservation, and number of passengers and ages are required as age discounts may apply. Please include alternate dates and times when possible. When making reservations by credit card, include the credit card number and expiration date. Checks are only accepted with mail-in reservation requests.

Mail-in requests must be received 30 days prior to the scheduled departure.

Mail these reservation requests to:

ARAMARK /Joint Venture Reservations

2445 West Dunlap Avenue

Phoenix, AZ 85021

Please include an entrance fee of $10.00 per individual or $20.00 per vehicle when mailing or faxing reservation requests.

The shuttle buses are designed to provide transportation along the park road for visitors who wish to view the park’s scenery and wildlife, access campgrounds, go hiking for the day or take an overnight trip into the park’s backcountry. Drivers will answer questions and help visitors spot wildlife. The shuttle bus system will operate from Wednesday, May 20 through Thursday, September 17, 2009, weather permitting.

2009 SHUTTLE BUS PRICES for an Adult Single Trip Fare

Toklat & Polychrome-$24.70 Eielson Visitor Center-$31.45 Wonder Lake-$42.95 Kantishna-$46.70

The camper bus fare (for backcountry campers and campgrounds only accessible by bus) is $31.45. Children 14 and under ride free, and young adults age 15-17 ride for half price.

The Kantishna Experience, the 12-hour round-trip journey to the “end of the road” will be offered once a day from June 8 through September 17. The interpretive narration is provided jointly by the driver-guide and a National Park Service ranger that joins the trip at Wonder Lake. The cost is $155.00, plus the park entrance fee.

Additional park information is available on the park website at www.nps.gov/dena or by calling (907) 683-2294 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.daily.

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1. Re: DEC 1ST - 2009 Denali Bus and Campground Reservations

Thank you Coalminer. I'll be out of the country on 12/1 but a few days later there still should be a couple seats left.

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2. Re: DEC 1ST - 2009 Denali Bus and Campground Reservations

Thanks too coalminer for the reminder. I am anxiously waiting for December to end so I will have my Denali reservations as well as my cabin reservations for my June trip completed!

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3. Re: DEC 1ST - 2009 Denali Bus and Campground Reservations

Thanks Coalminer!

Do you know what the price is going to be for the 3 for 2 pass?

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4. Re: DEC 1ST - 2009 Denali Bus and Campground Reservations

Thank you for the reminder. In the back of my head I knew I needed to reserve on 12/1 but the date snuck up on me!

-Laura

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5. Re: DEC 1ST - 2009 Denali Bus and Campground Reservations

LadyMacEsq

The 3 for 2 is double the amount of the farther point you want to go. For example, if the fartherest you plan to go on any of the three days is Wonder Lake, you would pay $85.90 for a 3 for 2. Also, make sure you reserve the buses you want when you call and buy the 3 for 2.

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6. Re: DEC 1ST - 2009 Denali Bus and Campground Reservations

I can make a reservation for the Tek campground. I'd like to buy the Tek Pass too but can't find it on https://smsworld.reservedenali.com/ What am I doing wrong?

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7. Re: DEC 1ST - 2009 Denali Bus and Campground Reservations

Sparta

You have to pick the time and destination of your first day shuttle bus, i.e. 9:15 a.m. to Wonder Lake. In the box below that you will see "Please select a Service Option". Just below that it will say "Wonder Lake Shuttle" or whichever you picked with a down arrow to the right. Click that down arrow and you will get a drop box for "Tek Pass Wonder Lake (or whatever destination you chose). After clicking on that you will need to pick how many, etc then pay and all that.

If you have already booked TEK you can still get this from the website via the Shuttle method. If you haven't booked TEK yet, you will add it on to the campground as a shuttle under activities. Also, you can get one once you arrive but may not have a good selection of bus shuttles to pick from at that point. The shuttle bus get to TEK about 40 minutes after it is scheduled to leave the WAC.

Hope this helps. If you can't figure it out let me know, I'll check back later today.

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8. Re: DEC 1ST - 2009 Denali Bus and Campground Reservations

I reserved Savage Creek for 2 nights Aug 29-30, 11 am camper bus on the 31, Wonder Lake Aug 31-Sep 3 (4 nights). Total cost less than $200 for both of us. 9 months of waiting to go!

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9. Re: DEC 1ST - 2009 Denali Bus and Campground Reservations

YAY! Got my 3 for 2 to Wonder Lake in July.

Thanks everyone for steering me in the right direction!

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10. Re: DEC 1ST - 2009 Denali Bus and Campground Reservations

I am trying to book my Wonder Lake Shuttle bus, which it shows should be $42.95 each. However, on the order page it shows $52.95 ea.

Any ideas?

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