• Winter in the Wrangells

    Wrangell - St Elias

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

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, 2013 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.

Compendium for 2014
The proposed compendium is now available for public comment. Click here to view the latest version and for the e-mail address to submit comments. Comments can also be mailed to the park at: Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve; Attn: Compendium; P.O. Box 439; Copper Center, AK 99573.

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?

Black Spruce

The black spruce tree was traditionally used for medical purposes by many Alaskan Native tribes. Some of these uses included treating snow blindness or eye damage, infections, toothaches, and sore throats.