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.
Bear Resistant Food Containers
Proper food storage is REQUIRED within Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve. Using a bear resistant food container (BRFC) is an easy way to comply. You can borrow BRFCs at any park visitor center for backcountry use. BRFCs are not available at the McCarthy Road Information Station. We have a limited supply for public use. A refundable deposit is required.
Each container will fit in a standard backpacking pack and holds enough food for one person for about 5 days (more if you pack in tightly). All items with an odor must be stored in the BRFC at all times.
Where Can I Obtain My Own BRFC?
The following list is provided as a public service; however, inclusion in this list should in no way be viewed as an endorsement by Wrangell-St. Elias, the National Park Service, or the Department of Interior.
Did You Know?
Access and services here may seem very limited when compared to traditional national parks in the Lower 48. What the area may lack in services, it more than makes up for in friendly people, and uncrowded wilderness.