When to visit
The primary season for visiting Wrangell-St. Elias is early June through mid-September. Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve has no entrance stations or gates, and never actually closes. However, winter arrives early to interior Alaska and by September 15th, available services and facilities are few.
Park Roads: There are two roads that go into the park - the Nabesna Road and the McCarthy Road. Both roads are maintained by the State of Alaska. The roads are open year-round but may not be maintained regularly during the winter.
Park Headquarters & Administration: The park administration building in Copper Center is open Monday-Friday, year-round from 8:00am - 4:30pm. We are closed on weekends and federal holidays.
Visitor Centers: We have multiple visitor centers and ranger stations in the park. Please click on the links for specific days and hours that the visitor centers are open.