• Winter in the Wrangells

    Wrangell - St Elias

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

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.

Roadside Accommodations Guide

Lodging and Accommodations

There is a large variety of lodging and accommodations located around and inside Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve. You can find a lot of lodging options (as well as dining options and other useful trip-planning information) on local chamber of commerce or trip-planning websites. Here are a few websites to consider:

Greater Copper Valley Chamber of Commerce

Yakutat Chamber of Commerce

Valdez Convention & Visitor's Bureau

Bearfoot Alaska Travel Magazines

The Milepost

Because lodging and dining options change frequently, we are not able to list them on our website. However, we do try to maintain a current handout that is available at park visitor centers. Please contact the Wrangell-St. Elias Visitor Center or email us if you'd like to receive a paper copy of the most current list of these options.

Public Camping Guide

Local Campgrounds

Camping Along the Nabesna Road
Come stay at the Kendesnii Campground! This 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. There are several other first-come, first-served campsites along the Nabesna Road

Camping Along the McCarthy Road
There are no National Park Service operated campgrounds in this area of the park. Most camping is located at the beginning and end of the McCarthy Road within privately-owned campgrounds. There is a primitive camping area called the Jumbo Creek Camping Area, located 1.5 miles from Kennecott Mill Town. It is accessible by foot only. Please contact the Kennecott Visitor Center for more information. 

Map of Local Public Campgrounds (pdf format, 2 MB): This is a highly detailed 22 x 17 inch map which depicts public campgrounds in Southcentral Alaska.


Backcountry Cabin

Public Use Cabins

There are 14 public-use cabins located within Wrangell-St. Elias. These are remote locations and require hikers/campers to make appropriate plans. Many of these cabins are accessible only by aircraft. Most cabins are first-come, first-served, but some require reservations.


Remote Lodging Options Inside Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve

Ultima Thule Lodge
100 miles Upper Chitina River
PO Box 109, Chitina, AK 99566
(907) 854-4500

Pioneer Outfitters
Located in Chisana, AK
PO Box CZN, Tok, AK 99780
(907) 734-0007

Carol Ann Webb B&B
Located in Chisana, AK
(907) 734-2675

Wrangell R Ranch
Located in Chisana, AK
PO Box CZN, Tok, AK 99780
(907) 734-7373



For more information on recreational opportunities or land ownership in this area contact:

Ahtna Native Corporation
P.O. Box 649
Glennallen, AK 99588
(907) 822-3476

Bureau of Land Management
P.O. Box 147
Glennallen, AK 99588
(907) 822-3217
Chugach National Forest
Cordova District
P.O. Box 280
Cordova, AK 99574
(907) 424-7661
Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge
Box 155
Tok, AK 99780
(907) 883-5312

Kluane National Park Reserve
Parks Service
Environment Canada
Haines Junction, YT
(403) 634-2251

Alaska State Parks
P.O. Box 107001
Anchorage, AK 99510
(907) 762-2261

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