WRANGELL ST ELIAS SUBSISTENCE RESOURCE COMMISSION TO MEET IN CHISTOCHINA
The Wrangell-St. Elias National Park Subsistence Resource Commission will meet at the Chistochina Community Hall on Tuesday, October 29, and Wednesday, October 30, to consider a range of issues related to subsistence hunting and fishing in the park. More »
WRANGELL-ST. ELIAS TO CLOSE HEADQUARTER’S VISITOR CENTER FOR THE WINTER
Copper Center, AK – The Wrangell-St. Elias National Park Visitor Center in Copper Center will be closed for the winter beginning November 1. More »
Wrangell St Elias Visitor Center Moves to Winter Hours
Copper Center, Alaska -Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve Headquarters' Visitor Center has moved to winter hours, October 1 through May 24, and is open Monday-Friday from 9am to 4pm (as staffing permits) and closed on all Federal holidays. The exhibit hall and theater are closed for the winter. Limited public restrooms are available inside the visitor center. If you need assistance when the visitor center is not staffed, please go to the park administration building located behind the visitor center and a staff member will be happy to assist you.
The Alaska Geographic bookstore will be closed October 22 through January 7, 2013 due to a staffing shortage. Please plan ahead to make purchases before or after these dates.
The Chitina Ranger Station, Kennecott Visitor Center, and the Slana Ranger Station are closed for the winter. For questions about the park and winter cabin rentals, please contact park headquarters at (907) 822-5234.
Did You Know?
Battling snowstorms during most of her 33-day climb, team leader Dora Keen, along with team member George Handy, was the first to summit 16,390’ Mt. Blackburn. A famous 1912 Saturday Evening Post article, entitled “First Up Mount Blackburn”, was written by Keen shortly following her amazing feat.