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.
Far North Film festival
Wrangell St Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska Geographic, and the Far North Conservation Film Festival will be presenting a diverse group of outstanding films about the conservation and sustainability of wildlife, wild places and cultures from around the world.
The Far North Conservation Film Festival began in 2003 in celebration of National Wildlife Refuge Week. After growing and developing, the festival is in its 7th year of celebrating the diversity and sustainability of wildlife, wild places, and cultures around the world and in the far north! The Far North Conservation Film Festival is a place for filmmakers, local people, and local businesses to support media that matters in promoting global conservation.
Come and join us for just one film or enjoy the whole festival in the National Park Service Theater. The festival will be shown April 23rd from Noon to 5 P.M. The Visitor Center and Bookstore will be open from 11:30 to 5:15 PM
Admission is free. Movie snacks will be provided. For more film information click here or to sneak a peek, please check out the festival Facebook page.
For more information please contact Erica Edmonds at 822-7225.
Did You Know?
The fishwheel, today a common means of harvesting salmon on Alaska’s Copper River, first appeared in North America in Eastern North Carolina, where it was used to catch shad on the Roanoke and Pee Dee Rivers.