• Winter in the Wrangells

    Wrangell - St Elias

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

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?

Klutina River

The Klutina River’s name is derived from the Ahtna native word, Khlu ti tna, meaning “glacial river”.