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Bank-- The region's only bank, First National Bank Alaska, is in Healy, 12 miles north of the park. A couple of ATMs are in the Glitter Gulch (Nenana Canyon) area, including one at the Lynx Creek Store and Deli.

Emergencies -- For emergencies, dialing tel. 911 will work inside the park, but be sure to tell the operator you are within Denali National Park. However, cellphone coverage reaches only along the highway, and there are no telephones except at the developed areas. Bus drivers on the park road are equipped with radios.

Gear Rental -- Denali Mountain Works (tel. 907/683-1542; www.akrivers.com), a clothing and outfitting shop, rents binoculars, sleeping bags, tents, backpacks, and stoves. It is right across from the McKinley Chalet Resort. Bikes are for rent at Denali Outdoor Center (tel. 888/303-1925 or 907/683-1925; www.denalioutdoorcenter.com);

Hospital -- The seasonal Canyon Clinic at Denali (tel. 907/683-4433) is among the big hotels near the park entrance. It is open daily 9am to 6pm, with help on call 24 hours. In Healy, 12 miles north of the park entrance, the year-round Community Interior Health Center (tel. 907/683-2211) is open Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm. Neither clinic has a full-fledged doctor.

Police -- Alaska State Troopers (tel. 907/683-2232 or 768-2202) have a post in Healy, 12 miles north of the park, and in Cantwell, 28 miles south.

Post Office -- The post office is just within the park entrance, before the Riley Creek Campground. The bulletin board has news of local events.

Stores -- You should do major shopping before leaving Anchorage or Fairbanks, but there are handy stores at Denali. Riley Creek Mercantile (tel. 907/683-9246) is at the Riley Creek Campground, near the park entrance. It's open daily from 7am to 11pm in the summer. Besides convenience groceries, they have firewood, some basic camping supplies, RV supplies, a dump station, fax and copy service, binoculars rentals, showers, and laundry. On the highway, near the Denali Salmon Bake, the Canyon Market and Sled Dog Liquor is open 24 hours a day during the visitor season, is well stocked and reasonably priced, and has a deli with good sandwiches.

Taxes -- The local room tax is 7%. There is no sales tax.


Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.