Wrangell–St. Elias National Park and Preserve

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park is located in Alaska and is the largest national park in the U.S.A.

Established as Park and Preserve in December 1980, The park became a National Monument on December 1978.

The park is blessed to have the highest mountains in Northern America. The largest ice fields in the park will make you fall in love with this wonderful park.

Major enticement of the park includes Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve Visitor Center, Nugget Creek Trail, Root Glacier Trail, Mount Blackburn and Nabesna Road

The Park is home for Dall sheep, black bears, brown bears, moose, caribou, seals and sea lions.

Best Time to Visit This beauty

May to September

Visit this magnificent park in any month from May to September as the temperature will be freezing cold but the rainfall will be limited.

Things to carry

Following are the things to carry while visiting Wrangell–St. Elias National Park and Preserve.

Bear Spray

Bear spray will help you to prevent a bear attack to you.


Wear wool and synthetic clothes as cotton takes a long time to dry when they become wet. 

Wear a long-sleeved shirt, heavyweight synthetic shirt, pants, down coat, camp shoes,gloves, and a sun hat.


wear sturdy and firm hiking boots.

Do carry camping equipment, water, energy snacks, a Map, GPS and a compass. And keep the surroundings clean and green.

Tips before Visiting

  • Here is the website to check for the travelling time that is taken to reach from one visitor centre to another: https://bit.ly/2YcffMs
  • Start exploring the park from the Copper Center that is located near to the main road and hence is easy to get.
  • Do fill your vehicle’s tank full before starting the exploration of the park.
  • You can have a glance at the park from the sky by taking a flightseeing tour.

No. Of Visitors in 2018