What methods of access are allowed?
NEW: As of September 2014, additional rules regarding ORV use in Wrangell-St. Elias are in effect. For trails in the Black Mountain area and the southern portions of the Tanada Lake Trail (formally called the Final Environmental Impact Statement Nabesna Off-Road Vehicle Management Plan (FEIS) Wilderness Area), subsistence ORV users must stay on trails or, for the purpose of game retrieval only, within identified trail corridors (1/2 mile on either side of the trail). ORV use outside of these designated trail corridors in the FEIS Wilderness Area is prohibited. These trails, trail corridors, and the boundaries of the FEIS Wilderness Area are identified and available at the Slana Ranger Station and the Wrangell-St. Elias Visitor Center.
The following types of vehicles are prohibited off-road for recreational or subsistence uses:
·Nodwells or other tracked rigs greater than 5.5 feet in width or 4,000 pounds curb weight.
·Street-legal highway vehicles.
·Custom 4x4 jeeps, SUVs, or trucks designed for off-road use.
·Original or modified ''deuce and a half'' cargo trucks.
·Dozers, skid-steer loaders, excavators, or other construction equipment.
·Motorcycles or dirt bikes.
Recreational visitors including sport hunters may only use ORVs on trails designated for recreational ORV use, must travel outside of designated Wilderness, and must obtain an ORV/ATV permit. Trail maps and permits are available at the Slana Ranger Station and the Visitor Center in Copper Center.
Residents of Yakutat may request a permit under an exception in ANILCA to access the Malaspina Forelands using aircraft for subsistence purposes. Contact the Yakutat District Office for information.
Snowmachines, Motorboats and Other Means of Surface Transportation.
Please be aware of and respect Private Property
Contact the park or the landowner for further information about land status within the Park and Preserve boundaries. For information about Native Corporation lands, contact the Lands Department at Ahtna, Inc. at (907) 822-3476 and the Chitina Native Corporation at (907) 823-2223.