Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, Alaska

At 13.2 million acres which is bigger than the country of Switzerland, Wrangell St. Elias stretches from one of the tallest peaks in North America, Mount St. Elias 18,008 to the ocean. Yet within this wild landscape, people have been living off the land for centuries and still do today. The park is a rugged yet inviting place to experience your own adventure.

Wrangell St Elias National Park Info


Wrangell-St. Elias National Park

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Federal Subsistence Fishing on the Upper Copper River Opens May 15; Permits Available Starting May 10

Federal subsistence fishing in both the Glennallen and Chitina Subdistricts of the Upper Copper River opens on May 15. This fishing opportunity is available to qualified local rural residents and a federal permit is required. The permit is a household permit, and only one permit will be issued per household for a given subdistrict.

Listening Sessions Scheduled for Slana and Kenny Lake

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve Superintendent Ben Bobowski has announced two public listening sessions for the park residence zone communities of Slana and Kenny Lake. These listening sessions are scheduled as follows: Slana School (With a focus on the Nabesna Off-Road Vehicle Management Plan) Monday May 6, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Kenny Lake Library Wednesday May 8, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve Visitor Centers Hours for Summer 2019

Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve has announced the visitor center hours for the 2019 season. The opening dates and hours are as follows: Wrangell-St. Elias Visitor Center, Copper Center May 15 - Sept 29, daily 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Kennecott Visitor Center May 24 - Sept 8, daily 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Slana Ranger Station April 22 - May 17, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. May 20- Sept 29, daily 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Chitina Ranger Station May 24 - Sept 2, daily 9:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m.

Prospectus Soliciting Proposals for Hunting Guide Services Released

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve has announced the release of a prospectus soliciting proposals for Hunting Guide Services. The National Park Service intends to award sixteen (16) concession contracts to provide hunting guide services within Wrangell-St. Elias National Preserve. The contracts will span a term of ten (10) years, starting on January 1, 2020.

Wrangell St Elias National Park Photos

Snowshoe Hare

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Snowshoe Hare

We came across this fine young Hare in Wrangell St. Elias National Park in Southeast Central Alaska. Normally, Snowshoe Hares will run away at the first sign of an intrusion into their personal space. This one decided to stay put and not move which made the photographer's day.
The Snowshoe Hare does not hibernate, because of this, they have adapted over the years by their fur turning white during winter months and brown during the summer months. Their feet have fur on their pads to keep warm during winter months. The name "Snowshoe" came because of their unusual large hind feet that keep them from sinking into the snow during the winter. The main predator of the Snowshoe Hare is the Lynx.

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve

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Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve

Viewed from the Copper River Bluffs near Glennallen, Alaska USA

Copper River (B&W)

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Copper River (B&W)

Copper River Bluffs near Glennallen, Alaska USA

Copper River Bluff

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Copper River Bluff

Copper River Bluffs near Glennallen, Alaska USA

Snow Covered Peak

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Snow Covered Peak

Copper River Bluffs near Glennallen, Alaska USA

Lupine

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Lupine

Copper River Bluffs near Glennallen, Alaska USA

The Wrangell Range

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The Wrangell Range

Copper River Bluffs near Glennallen, Alaska USA

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve

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Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve

Mile 1 Tok Road viewing area near Gakona, Alaska USA. Copper River; upstream view.

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve

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Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve

Mile 1 Tok Road viewing area near Gakona, Alaska USA. Copper River, downstream view.

Wrangell Range

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Wrangell Range

Copper River Bluffs near Glennallen, Alaska USA

Hanging on by a Root

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Hanging on by a Root

Copper River Bluffs near Glennallen, Alaska USA

The distant Alaska Range

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The distant Alaska Range

Copper River Bluffs near Glennallen, Alaska USA

The Wrangell Range

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The Wrangell Range

Copper River Bluffs near Glennallen, Alaska USA

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Copper River Bluffs near Glennallen, Alaska USA

Northern Vista

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Northern Vista

Copper River Bluffs near Glennallen, Alaska USA

The Distant Wrangells

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The Distant Wrangells

Copper River Bluffs near Glennallen, Alaska USA

Along the Bluffs

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Along the Bluffs

Copper River Bluffs near Glennallen, Alaska USA

Chugach Range

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Chugach Range

Copper River Bluffs near Glennallen, Alaska USA

Copper River

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Copper River

Copper River Bluffs near Glennallen, Alaska USA

Far Distant Mountains

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Far Distant Mountains

Chugach Range off in the distance. Copper River Bluffs near Glennallen, Alaska USA