• Winter in the Wrangells

    Wrangell - St Elias

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

Nabesna Road Camping Highlights

There are many pullouts along Nabesna Road that are suitable for a small or medium RV, camper trailer, pickup camper or tent camping. All sites are primitive and available on a first come, first served basis. No potable water is available after leaving Slana.

These are a few of the best spots:

Rufus Creek, Mile Post 6.1
This site has a picnic table and is surrounding by tall aspen trees. Rufus Creek runs next to the site. Spend a few minutes catching some Dolly Varden for dinner.

Kettle Lake, Mile Post 16.6
This site has a picnic table and a million dollar view of the Wrangell Mountains. Follow game trails across the tundra to a small lake. The site is close to the road and can be quite dusty when traffic passes by.

Rock Lake, Mile Post 21.8
This site has a picnic table and vaulted toilet. It is a small site and close to the road but looks out on a beautiful mountain lake with the Wrangell Mountians visible in the distance.

Kendesnii Campground, Mile Post 27.8
This area has 10 campsites and a vaulted toilets. There is room for several large RVs 35 feet or more. The area is surrounded by tall spruce trees and is off the road enough to avoid dust. There is a trail along the shoreline of the lake. Enjoy viewing waterfowl and fishing for grayling.

Jack Creek, Mile Post 35.3
This area has two picnic tables and a vaulted toilet. There is room for up to three vehicles. The road beyond Mile Post 29 receives less traffic so this is often a place to camp in solitude. There are numerous game trails to follow up and down stream as well as a stream of small ponds usually occupied by beaver. Jack Creek is a great spot to catch grayling.

Remember, treat or boil all water, dispose of trash properly, store food safely and be extremely careful with fire. All State of Alaska fishing regulations apply in Wrangell-St. Elias.

Did You Know?


More than just a National Park, Wrangell-St. Elias, along with Glacier Bay, Kluane National Park, and Tatshenshini-Alsek Provincial Park make up a 24 million acre World Heritage Site, one of the largest protected areas on earth.