• Winter in the Wrangells

    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.

Rules & Regulations

There are a variety of rules and regulations that help us protect park resources and provide visitors with a safe and enjoyable experience. The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and the Superintendent's Compendium provide a complete listing of park rules and regulations.

36 CFR parts 1-199 pertains to all National Park areas.

36 CFR part 13 pertains to all Alaska National Park areas.

36 CFR section 13.73 pertains to Special Regulations of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve

The Superintendent's Compendium provides a listing of regulations under the discretionary authority of the superintendent.

Other regulations may also apply.

Kennecott ORV Use Questions and Answers

Nabesna Road ORV Trail Closures
Trails closed due to heavy impact on terrain/vegetation

Green Log Policy
Permit policy on cutting standing live timber

Policy for Gold Panning & Mineral Collections

ATV Permits

Subsistence Permits

Food Storage Regulations





Access to the Park & Preserve

Protecting Historic Sites & Cultural Artifacts

Did You Know?

Wrangell-St. Elias is all about wilderness!

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve has 14,185 square miles of designated wilderness, more than any other unit within the National Park Service system.