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Wrangell - St Elias National Park & Preserve, AK

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Wrangell - St Elias National Park & Preserve

At 13.2 million acres, Wrangell St. Elias could fit Switzerland and Yellowstone and Yosemite National Parks within its borders! It stretches from one of the tallest peaks in North America, Mount St. Elias...[more]

Address

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park
Mile 106.8 Richardson Highway
Copper Center, AK 99573
Email:wrst_tweet@nps.gov

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Directions

From Anchorage: follow Alaska Highway 1 (Glenn Highway) towards Palmer, AK, continue past Palmer to Glennallen, AK about 190 miles. At the intersection of the Glenn Highway and Alaska Highway 4 (Richardson Highway) turn right (south) and continue for 10 miles. The park headquarters and visitor center are on the left. Kennecott/McCarthy - To reach this area from the headquarters area, turn left or south on the Richardson Highway (AK Hwy 4) and travel about 25 miles to the junction of the Edgerton Highway (AK Hwy 10) and turn left. Travel 33 miles to Chitina. Go through the community of Chitina and cross the Copper River. The road turns to gravel and travel 59 miles to the footbridge across the Kennicott River. Slana/Nabesna - To reach this area from the headquarters area, turn right or north on the Richardson Highway (AK Hwy 4) and travel about 35 miles to the junction of the Glenn Highway (AK Hwy 1) also known as the Tok Cutoff and turn right. Travel 75 miles to the turnoff for Slana and turn right.

Activities
  • AUTO TOURING AUTO TOURING
  • BIKING BIKING
  • BOATING BOATING
  • CAMPING CAMPING
  • CLIMBING CLIMBING
  • FISHING FISHING
  • HIKING HIKING
  • HORSEBACK RIDING HORSEBACK RIDING
  • HUNTING HUNTING
  • PADDLING PADDLING
  • PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTOGRAPHY
  • WILDLIFE VIEWING WILDLIFE VIEWING
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