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Visiting Wrangell – St. Elias National Park and Preserve

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The Quick Guide to Visiting Wrangell – St. Elias National Park and Preserve

Wrangell – St. Elias National Park and Preserve Basics

Region: Alaska / West / Pacific / Pacific Northwest

Total Size: 13,175,791 acres (20,587 sq miles) (53,321 sq km)

Park Size: 8,323,146 acres (13,005 sq miles) (33,683 sq km)

Preserve Size: 4,852,645 acres (7,582 sq miles) (19,638 sq km)

Location: Valdez–Cordova Census Area, Yakutat City and Borough, and Southeast Fairbanks Census Area

Closest Cities: Copper Center, Alaska

Busy Season: June to August

Visitation: 74,518 (in 2019)

How much does Wrangell – St. Elias National Park and Preserve Cost?

Wrangell – St. Elias National Park does not charge an entrance fee.

When is Wrangell – St. Elias National Park and Preserve Open?

Wrangell – St. Elias National Park and Preserve is open year-round, but some park roads close for winter.

Are dogs allowed in Wrangell – St. Elias National Park and Preserve?

Yes, pets are welcome in Wrangell – St. Elias National Park and Preserve and allowed in the backcountry as long as they are properly controlled. From Spring to Fall, trapping is allowed, please take care to keep control of your dog so they don’t get caught in a snare. Please review the Wrangell – St. Elias Pet Policy before bringing your dog to Wrangell – St. Elias.

Where are Wrangell – St. Elias National Park and Preserve’s visitor centers?

Copper Center Visitor Center Complex – Open Year Round
Slana Ranger Station – May to September
Chitina Ranger Station – May to September
McCarthy Road Information Station – Open Year Round
Kennecott Visitor Center – May to September
Yakutat District Office – May to September

Land Acknowledgments for Wrangell – St. Elias National Park and Preserve

The National Park known as Wrangell – St. Elias National Park and Preserve sits on Dënéndeh, Ahtna Nenn’, Eyak, Upper Tanana, and Lingít Aaní (Tlingit) land.

Thank you to the Native Land Digital for making the Indigenous territories accessible to all. They have mapped the known territories to the best of the current knowledge and is a work in progress. If you have additional information on the Indigenous nations boundaries, please let them know.

Native Land Digital is a registered Canadian not-for-profit organization with the goal to creates spaces where non-Indigenous people can be invited and challenged to learn more about the lands they inhabit, the history of those lands, and how to actively be part of a better future going forward together.

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