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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.

Laws & Policies

There are a variety of rules and regulations that help us protect park resources and provide visitors with a safe and enjoyable experience. The code of federal regulations and the Superintendent's Compendium provide a complete listing of park rules and regulations.

36 CFR parts 1-199 pertains to all National Park areas.

36 CFR part 13 pertains to all Alaska National Park areas.

36 CFR section 13, subpart V pertains to Special Regulations of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve

The current Superintendent's Compendium took effect on April 1, 2014 and provides a listing of regulations under the discretionary authority of the superintendent. Each year the compendium is updated and the public can make comments.

Other Regulations That May Apply

Nabesna Road ORV Trail Closures
Trails closed due to heavy impact on terrain/vegetation

Green Log Policy
Permit policy on cutting standing live timber

Policy for Gold Panning & Mineral Collections

ATV Permits

Subsistence Permits

Food Storage Regulations

Hunting

Fishing

ANILCA

Access to the Park and Preserve

ARPA: Protecting Historic Sites and Cultural Artifacts



Did You Know?

Historic Valdez Trail

You can stroll along an original section of the Valdez Trail, an historic pack route to Interior Alaska, at the Wrangell-St. Elias visitor center at Copper Center.