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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.

Nearby Attractions

Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge
Tetlin, located to the north of Wrangell-St. Elias, is one of the two most accessible Wildlife Refuges in Alaska (the other being Kenai National Wildlife Refuge). In this Refuge, visitors can view wetlands visited by migrating waterfowl, as well as the boreal forest and arctic tundra habitats for moose, caribou, bears, wolves and Dall Sheep.

Valdez, AK
Looking for fishing, glaciers and waterfalls? Say no more, Valdez, Alaska, 112 miles south of the visitors' center, can fulfill all these dreams. Whether it is whale spotting on a Prince William Sound cruise, or fishing from the shore, you can find it in Valdez.

Worthington Glacier State Recreation Site
Ok so you got to Alaska and you saw a glacier, but how close were you? 300 yards, 1 mile, 10 miles? At Worthington Glacier State Park "hands on" will take on a new meaning as you put your hands on the glacier and stand right next to it.

Gulkana Wild & Scenic River
Only a quick car ride north from the visitors' center and you will find yourself at the beautiful Gulkana River. There are a variety of river guides available that can take you salmon fishing, or just on a leisurely float down this pristine tributary before it joins the torrential Copper River.

Yakutat, AK
Located in the far southeastern portion of the park, Yakutat is a rich, culutrally diverse fishing community that is worth a trip to visit. It boasts some of the best SURFING outside of Hawaii. Yes, surfing! There is a surf shop in town. For more information visit the Yakutat Chamber of Commerce.

Copper River Basin
For information on these and other great activities visit the following website that is run by the Copper Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Kluane National Park & Reserve - in Yukon Territory, Canada

Denali Highway

Alaska State Parks

Did You Know?


The Wrangell Volcanic Field is comprised of 12 volcanoes, one of which, Mt. Wrangell, is still active. If fact, Mt. Wrangell is the largest and highest active volcano in the entire State of Alaska.