• Winter in the Wrangells

    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.

Fees & Reservations

McCarthy Road NPS Information Station

Unlike most National Parks, there are NO entrance stations or required fees to enter Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve.

If you plan on enjoying the park through any commercial outfitters, guides, services, or lodging facilities, you should arrange any reservations directly through them.

Viking Lodge

Currently, there are 14 public-use cabins located within Wrangell-St. Elias. All cabins are in remote locations and require hikers/campers to make appropriate plans. Most cabins are available on a first-come, first-served basis. However, there are currently 5 cabins that require a reservation. Go to our Public-Use Cabin page to learn more about these cabins and to make a reservation.

small annual pass

America the Beautiful Pass
Visitors may purchase this pass through the USGS website to gain entrance to federal sites that charge an entrance fee. Because we do not charge an entrance fee, Wrangell-St. Elias visitor centers do not sell federal land passes. However, visitors may want to purchase this pass before starting their trip to Alaska, if they are planning a trip that includes multiple national parks and federal sites. Please visit the USGS website to purchase your pass. This pass is not valid in Canada.

Did You Know?

Root Glacier

The Root Glacier was named by Oscar Rohn, U. S. Geological Survey Geologist, in 1899 for U. S. Secretary of War Elihu Root (1845-1937).