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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News

Winter Federal Subsistence Moose Hunt in a Portion of Unit 11

Plans for a winter federal subsistence hunt for moose in a portion of Unit 11 were announced on October 31 by Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve Superintendent Ben Bobowski, the designated federal manager for the hunt. The Federal Subsistence Board established this hunt at its April 2014 meeting and extended the season dates at its April 2018 meeting. For the 2019-2020 hunt, the harvest quota is 7 bull moose. The hunt will open on November 20 and close on January 20 or earlier if the quota has been reached. Hunters are asked to report back within three days of harvesting an animal or at the end of the season if unsuccessful. For recorded information about the status of the hunt, hunters can call 822-7203.

Wrangell-St. Elias Subsistence Resource Commission Announces February 25-26 Meeting in Copper Center

The Wrangell-St. Elias National Park Subsistence Resource Commission will meet at the park’s Visitor Center in Copper Center on Tuesday, February 25, and Wednesday, February 26, 2020, to consider a range of issues related to subsistence hunting and fishing in the park.

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve Visitor Center in Copper Center open through September 30

The Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve Visitor Center in Copper Center will remain open daily through Monday, September 30th, 2019. That means this week is the last opportunity in 2019 to experience the park film in the surround sound theater, to visit the indoor exhibit building, and to purchase books, maps and gift items at the Alaska Geographic store. All of these facilities are located at Mile 106.8 Richardson Highway and are open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. through Monday, September 30th, 2019.

Wrangell St Elias National Park Photos

Mt. Drum with very little snow

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Mt. Drum with very little snow

I've lived in Alaska over 20 years and my wife was born here before it was a state, and this is the first time that Mt. Drum has had bare rock showing that either of us remember. It is scary how much snow and ice that has melted off of the mountains here in Alaska. We were down in Tok area on Sunday and Monday and there was no snow in the mountains at all. Usually by mid September, the mountain tops are all white. We left on Monday and on Tuesday, they did get a significant snowfall that covered the mountains. A month later than normal, better than not getting snow.

Mt. Drum

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Mt. Drum

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My best shot of Mt. Drum was from the bus window, across the aisle. Pardon the sleeping lady. I'm sure she enjoyed the view once we got to the national park.

Trees

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Trees

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Tall Trees

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Tall Trees

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Mountains

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Mountains

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Pelts

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Pelts

Ermine and mink were the softest (and most expensive)

Pelts

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Pelts

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Wrangell-St. Elias National Park

With Dave

Alaska

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Wrangell/St. Elias National Park

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