Kennecott Mines National Historic Landmark Visitor Center Opening June 1
Copper Center, Alaska - Due to lingering snow conditions and frozen water supply lines, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve 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 for business. To obtain Bear Resistant Food Containers in Kennecott, please contact Ranger Elizabeth Schafer at 907-960-1013.
The Chitina Ranger Station will open on May 24. Hours of operation are 10 am to 4:30 pm Thursday - Monday.Alaska Geographic will be holding an Open House from 2 pm - 4 pm on the 24th. For more information contact the Chitina Ranger at 907-823-2205.
Did You Know?
The Copper River, which deposits 75 million tons of sediment annually into its delta and the Gulf of Alaska, has built up a layer of silt 600 feet deep. During summer months, the daily sediment transport can be 750,000 cubic feet, one of the largest river sediment loads known.