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Jul 6, 2017 - Denali State Park

We decided to get off the road for a little while and had heard about a brand new Denali State Park campground that just opened along the Parks Highway. K'Esugi Ken (Dena'ina Athabascan for "base of the ancient one") Campground opened in May of this year and is available on a first come, first serve basis (cabins can be reserved). It has RV sites with electric, tent sites and a few cabins. Denali State Park is south of Denali National Park and the Alaska Range. The campground has some beautiful viewing points of the south face of Denali...

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Alaska Or Bust 2017

Jul 26, 2016 - Beyer's lake campground Denali State Park

We spent 2 funds days a Beyer's lake in Denali State Park. We did the usual. (hiking, SMORS, etc. But, it was pretty cool when I got to paddle around the lake in my own kayak. All the old people where excited that the sun came out and we saw Mt. Denali.

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Jun 18, 2015 - Heading north -George Parks Hwy

June 18 – Denali State Park We left Kenai since we had plans to be on the Arctic Circle in time for Summer Solstice on June 21. We reluctantly left the Kenai and headed north. Right around this time were several wildfires burning including the two biggest that were right in our direction of travel. But they were both away from the highway. We did see the smoke from the Sterling Fire, and at Wasilla, we saw helicopters toting water buckets and even a few firefighters alongside one smoking stretch of the highway. We were able to pass through...

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Jun 7, 2015 - Denali

First stop of the day is the Alaska Public Lands Information Center to get even more brochures and information before heading to Denali. This visitors center is better than a museum and highly recommended if ever in Fairbanks. Later this afternoon we entered Denali National Park and still have not seen Mt. McKinley but this park does have 6,000,000 acres to cover. We first stopped at the Denali Visitors Center. It had great displays and park rangers to answer any questions, a gift shop and restaurant. A single road that leads you through...

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Jun 15, 2014 - Denali State Park, Byers Lake

Driving south instead of north gave us a different feeling. The party's over? Hardly but we're going to get back to civilization eventually. Denali State Park is very big. There are two view points where you can see Mt. McKinley....given the right weather. We had our two days of viewing earlier and didn't mind not seeing it now.

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Sep 12, 2013 - Denali national park

We left North Pole yesterday about lunch time and headed ?into Fairbanks. We never know exactly what we are doing or where we are going just head off in the general direction. The sign for Denali came up very quickly and it was quick quick Denali or Fairbanks for the night. We headed to Denali and lucky for us because today was the last day of the season. We stopped on the way to use wi fi. I think I blogged about that experience. We arrived there about 7 in the pouring rain. The RV park was like a parking lot and was the most expensive...

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Jul 1, 2013 - Denali State Park

After four days in Denali National Park we drove south to Denali State Park. This park is forested and has a large lake. It is quite different from the national park. Black Bears live here; Grizzlies in the national park. Its best feature is the great views of Mt. McKinley in the national park. However, today was gloomy and rainy and there were no views of the mountains. It rained most of the day and the mosquitoes were very bad. After a week of roasting in the heat in Fairbanks, the temperature has now dropped to just eight degrees above...

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Jun 23, 2013 - Travel South on AK Hwy. 3 - Day 23

June 23, 2013...Travel day from Denali National Park south to Wasilla, AK on AK Hwy. 3. We awoke early, so we were on the road by 5:15 am. Well, it's light outside anyhow, so we may as well get on the road. It was 40 degrees as we left Denali. A mama moose wandered what we were doing out so early. We stopped by the Nenana River for our morning devotions. I saw a porcupine by the side of the road but could get the camera in time to make a picture. We saw a mama moose and her two calves dash across the highway in the distance There wasn't...

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North to Alaska 2013

Jul 7, 2012 - Denali State Park

60 Degrees and Overcast From Denali National Park to Denali State Park, 101 Miles Stayed at Byers Lake Campground A very uneventful and disappointing day. We planned to stay another night in the area because there are supposed to be very good views of The Mountain (Denali) from the state park, but it was a very cloudy, drizzly day, and nothing was visible except in the imagination! The first campground we pulled into with the best potential view was nothing but an overnight parking lot, so with nothing to see, we went on. It got cooler...

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Jun 30, 2010 - June 28th, Deneli State Park

We started the day by trying to reserve a site for another day here at Denali. They were all booked up. Oh well, so , we started down the road. We drove 93 miles today, stopping at the Byers Lake state campground. On the way we stopped for a short while and started to hike a trail. The mosquitoes were terrible the trail seemed little traveled so we didn't go far before returning to the RV. At 2 o'clock we stopped at the Byers Lake campground. We took a walk along the lake shore. The lake just had ice out 2 weeks ago. This lake was very...

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Jul 29, 2008 - Heading north from Anchorage

Monday morning I spent a couple hours getting my web updates and pictures uploaded and Dave got the truck cleaned up. We have made it a point to stop at visitors centers and ask about the area and pick up information, well in Anchorage we got a newspaper of places and events and there was a coupon for a free coin at Oxford gold assaying & refining corp. Well, this is not a tourist trap, it is a real gold assaying firm where the gold miners bring there gold to sell. The doors and windows have bars and are locked at all times, we rang the...

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Jul 19, 2008 - Denali State Park

July 18&19 We left Talkeetna in the morning. It was still raining although not as heavily. We drove about 50 miles to Denali State Park, Byers Campground. In the afternoon it began to clear and we walked up to the Alaska Veterans Memorial. Large stones one for each branch of the service and the flag of that service branch form a semi circle with an Aleut machine gunner statue out in front to honor the Aleutian fighters in World War two who recaptured an island taken by the Japanese. There is also a great view of Mt McKinley to the west on a...

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