Copper Center Visitor Center - Wrangell-St.Elias National Park

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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.

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 62.01845267
Longitude: -145.3701389

About 200 miles east of Anchorage in the Copper River Basin. Drive northeast on the Glenn Highway about 180 miles to Glennallen, then drive south on the Richardson Highway about 10 miles The turnoff is around 10 miles south of Mile 106.8. Also located about 6 miles north of Copper Center. Call for current times for the guided ranger walk.

Prices & Dates

Season Mid-May to mid-September
Hours 9 a.m.–6 p.m.

Copper Center Visitor Center - Wrangell-St.Elias National Park

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