Delayed Opening of Kennecott Visitor Center
Due to lingering snow conditions and frozen water supply lines, the park has postponed the opening of the Kennecott Visitor Center until June 1. Even though the visitor center is closed, Kennecott MInes NHL and local businesses are open. More »
The Superintendent may close an area of the park or restrict its use in order to prevent resource damage, facilitate scientific research, provide for public safety, or avoid user conflicts. Such closures or restrictions may be short or long term. Except in emergencies, significant closures will be published as rulemaking in the Federal Register.
Closures or restrictions listed here may not be all inclusive. Visitors should be aware of posted closure signs, fences or other barricades, notices on park bulletin boards, as well as notices in local newspapers. Any or all of these may be used to announce a closure.
Did You Know?
The Alaska Blackfish is unique because it has a modified esophagus capable of gas absorption, which means that it can exist off atmospheric oxygen. The Blackfish can live in oxygen-deprived stagnant tundra or muskeg pools and can also survive in moist tundra mosses for extended periods of time.