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    Wrangell - St Elias

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  • Wrangell-St. Elias Visitor Center Switching to Fall Hours on Sept. 20th

    Wrangell-St Elias's main visitor center, located near Copper Center, AK, is on fall hours starting September 20th. The fall hours of operation are Mon.-Fri. 9:00 am-4:00 pm, closed on federal holidays.

McCarthy Road Information Station

McCarthy Road Information Station
Located at the end of the McCarthy Road, the McCarthy Road Info Station is a great place to get oriented to the local area and plan a visit to Kennecott and McCarthy.
 

McCarthy Road Information Station
Mile 59 on the McCarthy Road

Summer
Self-Service Kiosk. There is no staff stationed here, but during the summer there is a phone that will connect you to the Kennecott Visitor Center from 9:30am - 6:00pm.

Winter
Closed

The McCarthy Road Information Station, located at mile 59 McCarthy Road is the information gateway to the communities of McCarthy and Kennecott. As you arrive in McCarthy, stop by to view the latest information on parking, shuttle service and park and community events.

Restrooms and day-use parking are available at this site. Overnight parking and camping can be found at a variety of local private companies.

Kennecott 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.

Did You Know?

Bison

Two herds of bison, the largest land mammal in North America, roam Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve. A mature bull, at 6 feet in height and 10 feet in length, can weigh more than a ton.