WRANGELL ST ELIAS SUBSISTENCE RESOURCE COMMISSION TO MEET IN CHISTOCHINA
The Wrangell-St. Elias National Park Subsistence Resource Commission will meet at the Chistochina Community Hall on Tuesday, October 29, and Wednesday, October 30, to consider a range of issues related to subsistence hunting and fishing in the park. More »
WRANGELL-ST. ELIAS TO CLOSE HEADQUARTER’S VISITOR CENTER FOR THE WINTER
Copper Center, AK – The Wrangell-St. Elias National Park Visitor Center in Copper Center will be closed for the winter beginning November 1. More »
Wrangell-St Elias Visitor Center
Wrangell-St. Elias Visitor Center
November 1 - March 31: Closed. If you need assistance, please call park headquarters at (907) 822-5234.
April 1 - Late May: Open Monday-Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm, as staffing permits. Closed on federal holidays.
Please call us for exact dates that we switch hours, as each season the dates can fluctuate.
The Headquarters and Visitor Center provides information about the entire park in addition to the administration and management facilities. This beautiful, brand new facility is located along the Richardson Highway at mile 106 (between Glennallen and Copper Center). View the park movie in the new theater, enjoy the exhibits, stroll the short nature trail to a spectacular view of the Wrangell Mountains, check out the bookstore, meet a park ranger, and get oriented with the large 3-D interactive map display. Park rangers provide guided talks and walks daily during the summer months. Subsistence fishing and hunt permits are also available.
Services available in nearby Copper Center include a post office, lodging, gas station, food store, tire repair, and telephone.
Did You Know?
Nobody knows exactly how many glaciers exist in this park. It is estimated that Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve is home to over 60% of the glacial ice in Alaska.