Fees & Passes

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve is one of the National Park Service sites that does NOT charge an entrance fee. There is no entry gate to enter the park on either of the two park roads, Nabesna Road (in the north) and McCarthy Road (in the center). The Visitor Centers are open in summer, closed in winter (October - April). The entrance gate at the visitor center in Copper Center closes at 5pm year-round.

Because we do not charge an entrance fee, Wrangell-St. Elias visitor centers do not sell or issue federal land passes.

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America the Beautiful- The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series

If you are planning a trip that includes visits to several national parks with entrance fees, you may want to obtain a federal land pass. These passes cover entrance and standard amenity fees for a driver and all passengers in a personal vehicle at per vehicle fee areas (or up to four adults at sites that charge per person). Their are a variety of passes including: Annual Pass, Military Pass, Senior Pass, Access, Pass, or Volunteer Pass. (Golden Access and Golden Age Passes are no longer sold, but will continue to be honored according to the provisions of the pass.) For information about these passes, visit the America the Beautiful Land Pass Series webpage.

Federal land passes can be purchased only at parks that have an entrance fee or online at several websites including the USGS store. Please be aware that America the Beautiful passes are not valid for parks in Canada or any other country. They are valid for US federal sites only.

Last updated: December 15, 2022

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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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