Healy is at Mile 248 Parks Highway twelve miles from Denali National Park. There are good hotels, restaurants and other visitor services. Because of the numerous hotels, bed and breakfasts, lodges and its proximity to Denali National Park, many visitors prefer to base themselves in Healy. The town offers an excellent alternative for lodging and exploring Denali Park without the crowds of people that can be found closer to the park entrance. The town itself lies along the Nenana River on the northeast border of the Park. Healy is also home to the state’s only commercial coal mine.
Founded in 1943, Usibelli Coal Mine has a work force of approximately 100 employees and operates year-round. Usibelli coal is among the lowest sulfur coal produced in the world.
For over 60 years UCM’s success in a harsh climate and remote location can be attributed to innovation in its operations. State-of-the-art equipment and modern methods have maximized efficiency. Currently, an average of 1.3 million tons of coal is produced annually, supplying six Interior Alaska power plants and also shipping coal to South Korea and Chile through the Port of Seward.
Greater Healy/Denali Chamber of Commerce at mile 0.4 Healy Spur Road 907-683-4636.
Emergency only 911; Alaska State Troopers 907-683-2232; Volunteer Fire 907-683-2223; Healy Clinic, Community Center mile 0.5 Healy Road 907-683-2211
249.5/km 401.5 Keith’s Healy Service Tesoro gas and oil products.
Keiths Healy Service, open 24
hours. 907-683-2408. Tesoro gas, diesel & oil, propane, parts
and restrooms. They have groceries, a deli, espresso and ATM machine.
11 miles north of Denali National Park. Large parking lot with easy
Motel Nord Haven, Mile 249.5 Parks
Highway, 907-683-4500 or toll free 1-800-683-4501. A 28-room hotel,
with all rooms having private baths, queen beds, TVs and phones.
Free Wireless DSL. A nonsmoking establishment, that offers rollaway
beds and cribs for no extra charge. Pack lunches are available for $12.
Totem Inn Mile 248.7 Parks Hwy, just
12 scenic miles North of the Denali Park entrance, in Healy. 907-683-6500.
All rooms include wireless DSL, microwaves, TVs, coffee pots,
telephones. 24-hour Restaurant & Sports Bar.
Denali Park Hotel Mile 247, Parks Highway, 10 miles north of Park entrance. 907-683-1800,
or toll free 866-683-1800. 48 rooms, with a view of the majestic
Alaska Range. King-size or two extra long full size beds, satellite
TV, telephone with data port, independent heat and private bathroom
with tub & shower. 24-hour deli and bakery.
McKinley RV Park & Campground Mile 248.4 Parks Hwy. 907-683-2379, 1-800-478-2562. Full hookups,
tent sites, showers, laundry. Chevron gas & diesel. ATM