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    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.

Geologic Guide to Wrangell-St. Elias

geology guidebook

Download the Geologic Guide to Wrangell-St. Elias
128 pages PDF format

A Geologic Guide to Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve, Alaska
A Tectonic Collage of Northbound Terranes

Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park and Preserve encompasses near 13.2 million acres of geological wonderments. This geologic guide presents the history of geologic exploration in the park; describes the complex geologic makeup; characterizes the vast college of accretion geologic terranes in this area of Alaska's continental margin; recapitulates the effects of earthquakes, volcanoes, and glaciers; characterizes the copper and gold resources of the parklands; and describes outstanding locales within the park and preserve area.

Full Version
full color 160 pages with graphics and maps
128 mb PDF

TEXT only Version
Same as above, but no images.
58 pages, 2mb PDF

Did You Know?

Alaska Blackfish

The Alaska Blackfish is unique because it has a modified esophagus capable of gas absorption, which means that it can exist off atmospheric oxygen. The Blackfish can live in oxygen-deprived stagnant tundra or muskeg pools and can also survive in moist tundra mosses for extended periods of time.