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 National Park and Preserve is unmatched in its wildness, history, and scenic beauty. For ALL visitors, a visit to Wrangell-St. Elias takes effort. It is a remote and rugged place. The rewards, though, are always worth the effort. You may find yourself gazing out towards a sea of glacier ice or range of volcanoes, listening to a raging glacial river from the bottom of a limestone canyon, or exploring the buildings and stories of an old copper mine. Whatever your interests and abilities there is something for everyone at Wrangell-St. Elias. We invite you to experience first hand this special place.
On this page you will find services specifically designed to help our visitors with disabilities. If there is something else that we may be able to do to facilitate a meaningful visit for your group please contact us.
Main Visitor Center in Copper Center:
The park film, "Crown of the Continent" is available with captions. Just ask the ranger introducing the film to enable the captions.
The newly remodeled door at the top of the historic mill is wheelchair accessible. By appointment rangers are available to transport visitors in wheelchairs or with mobility impairments to the top story of the mill where they can see the tram lines coming in from the Bonanza and Jumbo Mines and the top floor of the crushers. On a sunny day, this location also has a stunning view of Mount Blackburn, the Kennicott Glacier, the Chugach Mountains and McCarthy.
Captions for the The Kennecott Mill film can be turned on upon request. Simply ask the ranger introducing the film to turn on the captions.
Note: the vehicles available for transport to the top of the Mill are not specially equipped. Call the Kennecott Visitor Center at 907-822-7476 from Memorial Day through Labor Day to make an appointment. Advance reservations are requested.
To ensure the Hearing Helper system is available for the program you would like to attend please contact the appropriate location:
Peavine Public Use Cabin:
We suggest you call the park at (907) 822-5234 a couple of weeks in advance of your trip to Peavine Public Use Cabin so that rangers can double check the brush along the pathways before your arrival.
Did You Know?
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.