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    Wrangell - St Elias

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

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  • 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.

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.

Kendesnii Campground
Kendesnii Campground

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.

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.

Roadside Accommodations Guide

Roadside Accommodations Guide

These guides list all roadside camping and lodging in the local park area. Arranged by road and includes maps.

For a map of local roads, Click Here.

Accommodations on the Glenn Hwy and Richardson Hwy (download the pdf)

Accommodations on the Tok Cutoff and Nabesna Rd (download the pdf)

Accommodations on the Edgerton Hwy and McCarthy Rd (download the pdf)

Public Camping Guide

Map of Local Public Campgrounds

This is a highly detailed 22 x 17 inch map which depicts public campgrounds in Southcentral Alaska. Great for zooming and printing. 2 mb PDF

Get it here


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


The following agencies also offer a wealth of information on accommodations and camping in Southcentral Alaska:

Alaska State Parks
Dept. of Natural Resources
Div. of Parks & Outdoor Recreation
P.O. Box 107001
Anchorage, AK 99510-7001
(907) 762-2261

Greater Copper Valley Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 469
Glennallen, AK 99588
(907) 822-5555
Valdez Convention & Visitors Bureau
P.O. Box 1603
Valdez, AK 99686
(907) 835-2984
McCarthy Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box MXY
Glennallen, AK 99588

Cordova Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 99
Cordova, AK 99574
(907) 424-7260



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

Did You Know?

The 5th highest mountain in Alaska

Mt. Blackburn, a 16,390’ peak in the Wrangell Mountains, was named by Lt. Henry T. Allen in 1885 for U.S. Senator Joseph Blackburn.