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    Wrangell - St Elias

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

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  • Wrangell-St. Elias Visitor Center to close for the winter on Nov. 1st.

    Wrangell-St. Elias's main visitor center, located near Copper Center, AK, will be closed for the winter starting November 1. The visitor center will re-open on April 1, 2015.

Firearms

As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal and Alaska state law, to legally possess firearms within Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve.

Under federal law, the use or discharge of a firearm is still prohibited by applicable provisions of 36 CFR Section 2.4(a)(2)(ii) and 36 CFR Section 13.30.

Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances. Click here to see a list of federal facilities in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve.

It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable Alaska state and federal firearms laws before entering this park. As a starting point, please visit:

State of Alaska firearms laws

State of Alaska Statutes

Applicable federal firearms laws

Click here to read federal prohibitors that specify who may not possess a firearm in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve.

Click here here to read the new firearms law

Contact us with questions about firearms by calling (907) 822-5234 or e-mail us.

Did You Know?

Root Glacier

The Root Glacier was named by Oscar Rohn, U. S. Geological Survey Geologist, in 1899 for U. S. Secretary of War Elihu Root (1845-1937).