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    Default Help: Camping or lodging near Denali this weekend

    We won the Denali lottery and will be going up Saturday through Monday. A communication breakdown between my wife and I leaves us without a place to stay. Does anyone know where we can camp or stay from Saturday through Monday? We have a couple of kids (infant and toddler).

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    Default Do a Search On Healy Alaska

    Healy Alaska is only a few miles up the road - there should be something there for the next few weeks. They do tend to shut down right about now. Maybe call the local city hall or offices.

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    I worked at the park for several years for Aramark (The company that runs a group of resorts and manages the transportation into the park.) This is the weekend when all the tourists are leaving and most of the employees have trickled out. It's very easy to get a spot at an RV court on the west side of the parks highway about halfway between Glitter Gultch and Healy, they are the cheapest that I remember, but they are basically a parking lot for buses. There is also the North Star Inn in healy that offeres very low nightly rates.

    First, to contact the people responsible for the park campgrounds call:

    Reservations: 800.276.7234
    Phone: 907.276.7234

    Ask for Maureen, tell her Patrick White sent you. You might be able to get a good spot at Rhiley Creek but they may have filled up with the other lottery winners already.

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    Thanks, guys. I called Maureen but the front desk would not transfer the call. Park is full. Any recommendations for places that are close?
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    Well that sucks. In that Case I think Healy would be your closest bet. It's only about 11 miles and they have everything you would need there. I do remember another facility behind the chevron in healy. It is one of those campgrounds that has paved pathways. Problem is I have no idea what the name of it is nor if they are still open.

    You might call the chevron in Healy and ask them, they are very nice and will probably tell you what you need to know.

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    Hey... ODD member denalihunter might have a place for you guys.
    www.alpinecreeklodge.com
    Have you looked into them?
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    He's 60 miles east on the Denali Highway. That would hinder park access.

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    There is an R.V. park behind the Chevron on the south side of Healy. It's a good looking place. http://www.mckinleyrv.com/index.htm Healy really isn't that far from the park.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKDoug View Post
    There is an R.V. park behind the Chevron on the south side of Healy. It's a good looking place. http://www.mckinleyrv.com/index.htm Healy really isn't that far from the park.
    That's exactly the one I was talking about, thanks for adding the link.

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