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    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.

Yakutat District Office

Aerial View of Yakutat
The coastal town of Yakutat lies on the Gulf of Alaska between Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Glacier Bay National Park.

Yakutat District Office

(907) 784-3295
(907) 784-3403

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park has moved from its home of twenty years in Yakutat. Until a new location is found, very limited visitor services will be available at the Wrangell-St. Elias hangar in the Yakutat Airport. Please call for directions and hours of operation.

Yakutat, Alaska

Located at the base of the St. Elias Mountains, the city of Yakutat (pop. 633) is a Tlingit settlement on the Gulf of Alaska. Outdoor guide services and commercial fishing are the primary sources of income for most residents, though logging and government also play important roles in the local economy. Yakutat is approximately 220 air miles northwest of Juneau, 218 air miles southeast of Cordova and 342 air miles southeast of Anchorage.

Yakutat Tern Festival
This festival centers around one of the largest known breeding colonies of Aleutian Tern. Witness the terns and the region's rich artistic and cultural heritage at this wonderful festival. Lots of great activities planned including field trips (new kayak and charter boat based trips this year), art show, cultural events including a performance by the Mt. St. Elias Dancers, seminars, photography workshop, children's activities, live bird programs by the Alaska Raptor Center, and more.

Planning A Visit To Yakutat
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Did You Know?

Boreal Toad

The Boreal Toad might just get a bit lonely at Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve. It’s the only species of toad to be found there.