Things To Do:
Where can I go hiking in the park?
How do I plan a backpacking trip into the park?
Where can I see animals in the park?
Can I go fishing in the park?
Can I go sport hunting in the park?
What is subsistence hunting/fishing?
Can I use my personal ATV, snowmobile/snowmachine, airplane, helicopter, or motorboat in the park?
Are there airstrips in the park where I can land my own plane?
Where can I find out about hiring a guide or air taxi?
Where do I find out about lodging and camping in the park?
Do you have any public use cabins that I can use in the park?
Background Info About the Park:
I want to walk on a glacier! How difficult is it to access a glacier in the park?
Of the 5,000 square miles of glacial ice in Wrangell-St. Elias, the Root Glacier is the most accessible. A moderate 1 ½ mile walk from the historic mining town of Kennecott along the Root Glacier Trail leads you onto the glacier. Be aware that glaciers can be dangerous. It is recommended to wear crampons or ice spikes on your shoes and go with an experienced guide.
Tours and Ranger Programs:
Working and Volunteering:
Natural and Cultural History:
Will we see the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis)?
An auroral display might be observed from dusk until dawn as long as it is dark, which excludes Alaskan summer nights. The best time to view them is between midnight and 2 am, from September - April.
Rules & Regulations:
Are dogs allowed on trails in the park or in the backcountry?
Dogs are allowed on trails within the park and in the backcountry. Dogs are not allowed in park visitor centers. It is the owner's responsibility to maintain control over their dogs and keep them on a leash. Keep in mind that a dog running loose might bring an unwanted surprise, in the form of a bear or even a moose, back to the master. Also be aware that land owners are not required to keep their dogs on a leash if they are on their private property. If you go to the town of McCarthy, be prepared to meet several dogs off-leash.
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