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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.

Kennecott Visitor Center

The Kennecott Visitor Center is located in the historic general store within the Kennecott Mill Town.
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Kennecott Visitor Center
Kennecott Mill Town, 5 miles from McCarthy
(907) 554-1105

Exhibits, park film, ranger programs, bookstore, backcountry trip planning, park & area information.

May 23 - September 1, 2014: Open Daily 9:30am -6:00pm
The Kennecott Visitor Center will be closed May 27-30, 2014.

Early September - Late May: Closed. If you need assistance, please call park headquarters at (907) 822-5234.

Please call us for exact dates that we switch hours, as each season the dates can fluctuate.

Housed in Kennecott's historic general store, the Kennecott Visitor Center is your information hub for the Kennecott Mines National Historic Landmark in the heart of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve.

Pick up maps, brochures, and trail descriptions, join a ranger for a history talk or nature walk, or plan your wilderness excursion. The visitor center also hosts a small branch of the Alaska Geographic's bookstore. Stop by to browse our collection.

Kennecott Mill town is located 5 miles from McCarthy, with no vehicle access or shuttle service during the winter. During winter, the only access to Kennecott is via foot or skiing the 5 mile road from McCarthy.

For information about the McCarthy Road Information Station, Click Here.

How Do I Get to Kennecott?
Brochure on how to drive, ride, or fly to McCarthy/Kennecott.

Transportation to McCarthy/Kennecott
Information about shuttles on the McCarthy Road.

Did You Know?


Caribou are the only member of the deer family in which both the males and females grow antlers. In Alaska, caribou outnumber people.