I made a reservation for us to camp at Teklanika Campground, located 28 miles inside of Denali National Park. Camping here allowed us to save an hour each way on the daily bus ride into the interior of the park. Most people park somewhere on the edge of the park and catch the bus into the park interior from the outside edge. We were able to drive our vehicle into the park and camp. We were booked onto the first bus to Wonder Lake - the furthest point inside the park accessible to park visitors.
The sun came out of the clouds a couple of times during our first day at Denali. This day we hung out at the campground. We could drive no further than the campground and our first bus reservation was for the next day. It was super windy. Hard to sit outside and read (although we tried). Hard to cook. Hard to eat..... We envied people with RVs.