Denali Viewpoint South

Denali State Park

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14689 North Parks Highway
Talkeetna, AK 99676
907-745-3975
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GPS: 62.5923, -150.2385

Last Price Paid: $15
Number of Sites: 9
Max Stay: 15

2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Cell Phone Coverage

2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
2bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
Weboost
13 reviews
Nightly rate: $15
Days stayed: 0
Site Number: NA
“Rest area parking”

Reviewed Jul 02, 2017

Overall Rating

Standard rest area that allows overnight parking in a parking lot for a fee. Lots of people stop in to view Denali if weather permits. Interpretive trails and tent area also. No hookups.

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Location
Cleanliness
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2bars
AT&T 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Ardent Camper

32 Fleetwood Southwind
2014 Jeep Cherokee
65 reviews
Nightly rate: $15
Days stayed: 1

Ardent Camper would stay here again

“Fantastic view, easy overnight”

Reviewed Mar 01, 2016

Overall Rating

We spent one night at Denali Viewpoint South, looking for a place to stop for the night on our way south from Fairbanks. Note: there is also a Denali Viewpoint North; we pulled off here and checked it out but didn't camp there.

This is a sweet little overnighter spot. It's basically a highway rest area with parallel RV spots, but since it's part of Denali State Park, there's an interpretive area and a (short but steepish) trail that leads to an incredible vista of Denali and the surrounding mountains and rivers.

There are no hookups, and there's not even really room to bring out your slides if you've got people parked on either side of you. We found it quiet at night but busy during the day. It's also right by the highway, so you will hear some noise. There are plenty of places for dogs to do their business and even some picnic tables and vault toilets. Also, we found the wifi signal to be decent for the middle of nowhere.

Bottom line: if you're looking for a safe place on the Parks Highway to spend an evening, this is a great bet. At $15, that's pretty par for the course for a lot of official overnight spots in Alaska, for what we found. And with the summertime midnight sun, you can check out the incredible vista from this spot at literally any time of day or night.

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Location
Cleanliness
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Noise
2bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Attractions Along the Parks Highway | Ardent Camper

We left North Pole and headed west, passing back through Fairbanks and onto the Parks Highway.Sundog over the mountainsThe road stretches more than 320 miles from Fairbanks to Anchorage thro...

Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • picnic area
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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