• Winter in the Wrangells

    Wrangell - St Elias

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

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  • Headquarter's Visitor Center Switching to Winter Hours on Sept. 20th

    Wrangell-St Elias's main visitor center, located near Copper Center, AK, will be switching to winter hours starting September 20th. The new hours of operation are Mon.-Fri. 9:00 am-4:00 pm and closed on Saturday and Sunday.

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Valdez to Fairbanks in only eight days! Photo courtesy of Museum of Science & Industry, Seattle, WA

Wrangell-St. Elias Oral Histories
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Key Dates in the Park's Development
Wrangell St. Elias' Formative Events

"Contested Ground"
The Administrative History of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park

History of the National Park Service
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Alaska History & Cultural Studies
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Did You Know?

Arctic Ground Squirrel

Arctic Ground Squirrels have the most unusual hibernation among mammals. During winter hibernation their body temperature plummets to negative 3 degrees Celsius and then every two to three weeks they shiver to warm themselves back up to normal mammalian temperature (37 degrees Celsius).