Denali National Park Whitewater Rafting Outfitter | Denali Outdoor Center
Otto Lake Office:
Mile 1/2 Otto Lake Road
Healy, Alaska 99743
Local Phone: (907)683-1925
Canyon Office:
Mile 238.9 Parks Highway
Denali National Park, Alaska 99755
Toll Free: 1(888)303-1925

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Denali National Park Outfitter

Denali Outdoor Center is a full service outfitter for visitors to Denali National Park, Alaska. Specializing in whitewater rafting, kayaking and mountain biking adventures, we offer more activities than any other Alaska river outfitter on the Nenana River. Friends and families will have the opportunity to enjoy the natural wonders and beauty of this spectacular destination with some of the best available adventures for all ages and abilities near Alaska's crown jewel, Denali National Park. Choose from paddle rafting in class III & IV whitewater, oar rafting whitewater with a professional guide doing all the work, a family float, or a first-time whitewater kayak adventure on the boundary of Denali National Park. A Nenana River trip with Denali Outdoor Center will surely be a highlight of your Alaska vacation.

Denali Park and Healy, Alaska Locations

The Denali Outdoor Center has two offices for your convenience. Our Otto Lake headquarters are located just 10 minutes north of the Denali National Park entrance and feature a 30 acre property with private campground and economy cabin rentals. Our Canyon Office is situated just a minute or two north of the Denali Park Road entrance in the gateway business district of Denali Park. Choose either location for your adventure check-in and departure point.

                        Nenana River Trips

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The Nenana River is the eastern boundary of Denali National Park for nearly 40 miles. The glacial whitewater gradually increases from mild class I moving current in the upper reaches to exciting class III/IV rapids in the lower canyon. This allows for a variety of options for river adventures to enhance your vacation to Denali National Park, Alaska. We offer river trips for everyone and all ability levels from novice
rafting and kayaking on class I and II rapids to class III and IV whitewater thrills.

Denali National Park is a six million acre preserve world renowned for it's premier wildlife, sightseeing and scenic qualities in Alaska. Encompassing Mt. McKinley (Denali) at 20, 320 feet this vast wilderness area abounds with lush glacial valleys surrounded by numerous glaciated peaks of the Alaska Range to create an awe-inspiring environment. Grizzly bears, moose, caribou, wolves, lynx, fox and a host of other mammal and bird species exist in a virtually untouched and harmonious ecosystem.

If Alaska's rivers are not your style, explore Denali National Park by mountain bike and experience Alaska on a more intimate level. We suggest a bus ride into the park and a bike ride out. You will need to make reservations on a "Camper Bus" available through the Wilderness Access Center. Each bus has space for 2 bikes.

Otto Lake Cabins and Campground

We also offer economy cabin lodging and spectacular camping in a private and yet convenient location. Situated on the shores of Otto Lake, our premier facility is located just 2 miles south of Healy, Alaska and only 10 minutes north of the Denali National Park entrance. Our guests can experience the tranquil setting of Otto Lake with a stay in one of our comfortable lakeside cabins. Or, choose our private campground with spacious sites set in the trees. Whether camping or in a cabin guests will enjoy outstanding views of the Alaska Range.

Kayaking Lesson and Rafting on Otto Lake near Mt. Healy AlaskaWe also have canoe and kayak rentals available for incredible access to the quiet corners of this hidden gem. As well, some of the very best mountain bike riding in the area begins right from our headquarters' front door.

Join us for Alaska's best rafting, kayaking, camping, canoeing and mountain biking from mid-May through mid-September and float, paddle and pedal in the majestic surroundings of Denali National Park, Alaska. Experience the splendor and panoramic views of the Alaska Range and the Nenana River Gorge on some of Alaska's best adventures.


Old Sourdough Studio takes photos of all Denali Outdoor Center rafting trips. If you are interested in finding your photo or purchasing a
print or CD please contact or call (907)683-3686.

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