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. Our Otto Lake headquarters, located 10 miles north of the Denali Park entrance, offers economy cabins, secluded camping and spectacular views with peace and tranquility in a convenient location. Friends and families can enjoy the natural wonders and beauty of this spectacular destination with adventures for all abilities.
Choose from paddle rafting and oar rafting in class III & IV whitewater canyon, traversing the boundary of Denali National Park on a class II & easy III “mild-water” scenic float trip, or a first-time whitewater kayak adventure. A professionally guided Nenana River trip with D.O.C. will surely be a highlight of your Alaska vacation. Or, try our mountain biking options with a guided tour or rent and ride into the national park.
Denali Outdoor Center now offers economy cabins and camping at our premier lakeside property on the shores of Otto Lake. Our cabins and secluded, dry-site camping sites give guests an opportunity to experience the peace and solitude visitors expect in the Denali area.
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.
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.This allows for a variety of options for river adventures to enhance your vacation to Denali National Park, Alaska.
The Denali Outdoor Center has two offices for your convenience. Choose either location for your adventure check-in and departure point. Click office for Google Map.
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.