Headquarter's Visitor Center Switching to Winter Hours on Sept. 20th
Wrangell-St Elias's main visitor center, located near Copper Center, AK, will be switching to winter hours starting September 20th. The new hours of operation are Mon.-Fri. 9:00 am-4:00 pm and closed on Saturday and Sunday.
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?
You can stroll along an original section of the Valdez Trail, an historic pack route to Interior Alaska, at the Wrangell-St. Elias visitor center at Copper Center.