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A view of the Nabesna Glacier and Mount Blackburn

When the park was created in 1980, the purpose of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve was and still is to maintain the natural scenic beauty of the diverse geologic, glacial, and riparian dominated landscapes, and to protect the wildlife populations and their habitats; to ensure continued access for a wide range of wilderness-based recreational opportunities; and to provide continued opportunities for subsistence use.

We invite you to learn more about Wrangell-St. Elias! Explore the other pages in this section to learn more about nature, science, history, research, and other information about the park. You can also explore photos, videos, the park's social media pages, and much more!

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Last updated: March 1, 2024

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Mailing Address:

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve
PO Box 439
Mile 106.8 Richardson Highway

Copper Center, AK 99573


907 822-5234

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