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Alaska Department of Natural Resources

Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Denali Overlook - Courtesy of Thomas Bol Photography

Mat-Su Region

Byers Lake Campground

Byers Lake Campground


★ ADA Facility - Yes
★ 73 Campsites (see fee page)
★ RV size limit 35' or smaller
★ Camping Limit - 15 days
★ Toilets -
★ Water -
★ Picnic sites (15)
★ Dump Site (see fee page)
★ Boat Launch - small boats
Trails -

Useful Information

Denali State Park Brochure


★ Camping
★ Canoeing
★ Hiking
★ Kayak rentals
★ Fishing


This quiet, family campground is nestled on Byers Lake at the foot of Kesugi Ridge and is an access point to Kesugi Ridge trail via the Cascade trail. The area offers spectacular views of Mt. Denali. It is located 147 miles north of Anchorage and 90 miles from the National Park Service entrance. Burbot, Lake and Rainbow Trout fishing. Byers Lake has three Public-Use Cabins for nightly rental.

Also available at Byers Lake Campground is the sale of firewood: see the Campground Host. Byers Lake is closed to boats with gasoline operated motors and aircraft to insure the tranquility of the area.

Canoe and kayak rentals are available on location from Denali Southside River Guides, call 733-7238 to rent a canoe and/or a kayak at Byers Lake. Denali Southside River Guides are private contractors and do not have park information.

For more information regarding kayaking, canoe rentals, shuttle services, or float trips, please visit www.denaliriverguides.com

Firewood is not provided; please bring your own firewood.

147 Parks Highway

Driving Directions:
Located 147 miles north of Anchorage and 90 miles from the National Park Service entrance.

Mission Statement

"The Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation provides outdoor recreation opportunities and conserves and interprets natural, cultural, and historic resources for the use, enjoyment, and welfare of the people."

Accessibility Notice

Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Atwood Building
550 West 7th Avenue
Suite 1380
Anchorage, AK 99501
DNR Public Information Center:
(907) 269-8400
DPOR Director's Office:
(907) 269-8700