In a national park with some 13 million acres, deciding on a spot for the visitor center can’t be easy. But the National Park Service found a great location, where you can get information on hiking trails, backcountry expeditions, flightseeing, and guiding companies, along with books, brochures, and a relief model of the park’s mountain ranges.
You can join an interpretive ranger for a free guided walk and talk during the summer months, or pick up a Boreal Trail Guide and do the hike yourself. Watch for fabulous views of three volcanoes—Sanford, Drum and Wrangell.
Wrangell St. Elias National Park was established in 1980 and is currently America’s largest national park unit. Connected to national parks in both Canada and along the Alaskan coast, this park is part of a World Heritage Site encompassing the largest contiguous protected land mass in the world.