Camping & Lodging
Many visitors that come to Wrangell-St. Elias stay in cabins, lodges, private campgrounds, the Kendesnii Campground, or simply make camp on public land along the McCarthy and Nabesna Roads. On private land within the park boundaries and along area highways, there are a number of commercial businesses that offer a variety of visitor services including camping and lodging.
Come stay at the Kendesnii Campground!
This camping area, which was constructed in 2012, is the only National Park Service campground in the park. Located at mile 27.8 on the Nabesna Road, it has 10 designated campsites, each with a picnic table and a fire ring. There are two vault toilets. Each site can accommodate a small to medium RV or other vehicles. It is free and open year-round. No reservations are required.
The area is surrounded by trees and shrubs, and far enough from the road to avoid dust. There are picnic sites near the shoreline of the lakes and short hiking trails. Enjoy canoeing, viewing waterfowl, and fishing for grayling.
Remote Lodging Options Inside Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve
Ultima Thule Lodge
Carol Ann Webb B&B
Wrangell R Ranch
Did You Know?
The oldest road in Alaska, the Richardson Highway, evolved from a 5-foot wide pack route called the Valdez Trail. This route, initiated in 1898, served as the only land access to Interior Alaska until completion of the Alaska Highway in 1942.