• 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.

Things To Know Before You Come

Mount Drum
Mount Drum 12,010', rises above the surrounding boreal forest.
N. Hannan
 

Chances are, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve is unlike any park you've experienced. It's remote and undeveloped, beautiful and vast. The links above and on the left will help you come prepared for all that this wonderful, challenging place has to offer.

This is a rural and remote part of Alaska. To ensure your visit is a successful one, please "plan ahead and prepare" by exploring this website to learn more about safety considerations, things to do, services, accommodations, weather, and frequently asked questions.

For further assistance and trip planning, contact any of our visitor contact stations.

Did You Know?

Chitina River

The name “Chitina”, meaning “copper river” in the Ahtna tongue, has undergone quite an evolution. In 1870, William Dall, USGS, spelled it “Chechitno” and “Chetchitno”. In 1885, explorer Henry T. Allen used the term “Chittyna”.