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.
You can now download and enjoy the official newspaper and visitor's guide to Wrangell St. Elias National Park and Preserve, The K'elt'aeni. Named for the local Ahtna Athabaskan word for Mount Wrangell, this 16-page full-color newsletter will help you plan and enjoy your journey in this immense wilderness park. Produced by park staff!
Did You Know?
Arctic Ground Squirrels have the most unusual hibernation among mammals. During winter hibernation their body temperature plummets to negative 3 degrees Celsius and then every two to three weeks they shiver to warm themselves back up to normal mammalian temperature (37 degrees Celsius).