• Winter in the Wrangells

    Wrangell - St Elias

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

Park Visitor Centers Opening Soon

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Date: March 26, 2014

Copper Center, Alaska– The summer is fast approaching and with that the following Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve Visitor Centers will be opening:

Wrangell-St. Elias Headquarters Visitor Center -- Copper Center: April 1 - May 17, open Monday-Friday 9am-4pm. Starting May 18, open daily9am-6pm.

Slana Ranger Station -- April 6, open daily 8am - 5pm. Hours may be inconsistent due to limited staffing so please call ahead -- 907-822-7401.

Chitina Ranger Station --May 23, open Thursday- Monday 10am - 4:30pm. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

Kennecott Visitor Center -- May 23,open daily9:30am- 6pm. The Visitor Center will be closedMay 27-30.

For more information contact Kristi Neilson at 907-823-7255.

Did You Know?

Iceworms exist in Alaskan glaciers

No hoax, iceworms do exist. These small, threadlike, segmented black worms, usually less than one inch long, thrive in temperatures just above freezing. Observers as far back as the 1880’s reported the tiny worms on the surface of glaciers. When sunlight strikes, ice worms burrow into the ice.