Delayed Opening of Kennecott Visitor Center
Due to lingering snow conditions and frozen water supply lines, the park has postponed the opening of the Kennecott Visitor Center until June 1. Even though the visitor center is closed, Kennecott MInes NHL and local businesses are open. More »
Notice of ORV Route Closures
Three "non-established" Off Road Vehicle (ORV)/All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) routes in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park will be closed to all ORV and ATV users, including Subsistence and Recreational Users. This closure is a seasonal closure in effect only during summer months. These routes will remain open to over-snow-vehicles during winter periods when adequate snow cover is present.
The reason for the closure is that these newly formed routes have caused an unacceptable adverse impact on the resource. This closure will be in effect until a determination by the Superintendent concludes that these routes no longer represent an unacceptable adverse impact on the resource. The three routes included in this closure are located off of the Nabesna Road and are identified by maps posted at each route.
Did You Know?
The 300-mile long Copper River, with an average fall of 12 feet per mile and average current of 7 MPH, is estimated to discharge 61,000 cubic feet of water per second during the summer months.