The big draw to Wonder Lake Campground in Denali are the views. On a clear day, visitors are rewarded with the sight of the breathtaking Mount McKinley. The surrounding landscape is wet, so although off-trail hiking is permitted, it can be pretty boggy. There are many mosquitos in the summer, so definitely bring repellant, and maybe even a head net. A nearby trail leads hikers one mile to McKinley River. Keep your eyes peeled for beavers, moose, and grizzly along the way!
Campsite area
Bring your own tents
28 sites
Up to guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

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Hipcamper Joseph
Joseph K.
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July 15th, 2015

Of the official campsites we stayed in the Denali, this was by far the most isolated and least hectic which is exactly what we wanted. The views from the campsite are great and we were able to spread out from other campers (at least in July)

That timestamp, my friends, is not a mistake! Sunset in July was at 12:10am.  Plus the 180 degree rainbow, absolutely incredible
Hipcamper Silas
Silas F.
recommends this listing.
March 8th, 2017

Bring plenty of bug spray. The surrounding area is marshy tundra, lots of Alaska sized mosquitoes.

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Kristen R.
recommends this listing.
February 13th, 2018

the weather is changing all the time, pack for snow, rain and sun, even in August!

Hipcamper Darius
Darius N.
recommends this listing.
November 25th, 2018

You need a reservation, and plan on staying a couple of days so that you can see Denali in its glory!

Caribou on the drive out to Wonder LakeAmphitheater where they have ranger programEntrance to Wonder Lake
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Denali National Park & Preserve
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63.454° N, 150.862° W
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Tent Only: 28 Sites
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