Directions & Location

Tonglen Lake Lodge is located just seven miles south of the entrance to Denali National Park at milepost 230 on the George Parks Hwy #3, the main highway that connects Anchorage and Fairbanks. 

Tonglen Lake Lodge is best suited for independent travlers, or groups, who are exploring Denali with their own vehicle. Local transportation services and car rentals are expensive, so we encourage you to rent a car from Anchorage or Fairbanks during your Alaska stay. This will offer the flexibility and variety in your itinerary to make the most of your travels.

Self-Drive From Anchorage

(230 miles, allow 5.5 hours)

Drive North on George Parks Hwy #3 to milepost 230. Simply turn East (Right) off the George Parks Hwy #3 at the milepost 230 onto Old Parks Hwy.  Drive 100 yards and turn RIGHT at the large rocks.  As you make the turn into the trees, you will see a metal sign for Tonglen Lake.  Stay RIGHT for 3/4 of a mile and drive straight up to the lodge.  ATTENTION:  Two way traffic on this one lane road

Self-Drive From Fairbanks

(125 miles, allow 3 hours)

Drive South on George Parks Hwy #3 to milepost 230. Simply turn East (Left) off the George Parks Hwy #3 at the milepost 230 onto Old Parks Hwy.  Drive 100 yards and turn RIGHT at the larger rocks.  As you make the turn into the trees, you will see a metal sign for Tonglen Lake.  Stay RIGHT for 3/4 of a mile and drive straight up to the lodge. ATTENTION:  Two way traffic on this one lane road.

Private Guided Transport

From Anchorage or Fairbanks, let Traverse Alaska be your driver and guide throughout your entire stay.  Create the perfect itinerary for your travel and activity package with our expert, local service.  You may choose to enjoy the Alaska Railroad as part of your signature travel package. Learn more here

During your stay

See our suggestions for Exploring Denali and options for longer Alaska itineraries.

GPS Coordinates

63.648 N   148.783 W