National Natural Landmarks

Malaspina Glacier

Malaspina Glacier
Malaspina Glacier. This perspective view was created by NASA/JPL/NIMA.

Malaspina Glacier, located primarily within Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, is the largest piedmont glacier in North America and one of the largest outside the ice cap regions of the world. It provides classic examples of glacial mechanisms and fluctuations. This large body of ice has been noted by explorers concerned with navigation of the western coast of North America for more than two centuries.

Location: Alaska, AK ; Alaska , AK

Year designated: 1968

Acres: 1,075,409

Ownership: Federal, State, Private

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