Copper Center Area

Map showing the Copper Center Area
The Copper Center Area is the location of the the Copper Center Visitor Center and park headquarters.  Click on the map for a larger image.

Copper Center Area
This area is located along the Richardson and Edgerton Highways in the Copper River Valley, just outside of the park's boundaries. It contains the Wrangell-St. Elias Visitor Center in Copper Center, views of the Wrangell Mountains, and numerous local attractions. To enter the park from Copper Center, it requires a one hour (one-way) drive to Chitina to continue on the McCarthy Road into the park. Follow the links below to discover more information about the area:

One image with view fireweed in the foreground and the Copper River and Mt. Drum in background. One image of Boreal Forest in fall with paved path.
Boreal Forest Trail and Copper River bluff overlook near the visitor center


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Last updated: November 16, 2023

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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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