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Wrangell - St Elias National Park and Preserve
Photo of Wrangell - St Elias National Park and Preserve courtesy NPS

The Chugach, Wrangell, and St. Elias mountain ranges converge here in what is often referred to as the "mountain kingdom of North America." The largest unit of the National Park System and a day's drive east of Anchorage, this spectacular park includes the continent's largest assemblage of glaciers and the greatest collection of peaks above 16,000 feet. Mount St. Elias, at 18,008 feet, is the second highest peak in the United States.

Adjacent to Canada's Kluane National Park, the site is characterized by remote mountains, sweeping valleys, wild rivers, and a variety of wildlife.

Proclaimed as Wrangell-St. Elias National Monument Dec. 1, 1978; established as a national park and preserve Dec. 2, 1980. Wilderness designated Dec. 2, 1980. Designated a World Heritage Site Oct. 24, 1979.

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Facilities available at Wrangell - St Elias National Park and Preserve:

National Geographic TrailSmart Topographic Maps on CD-ROM

Wrangell - St Elias National Park and Preserve website
Recreation Area Map
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Phone numbers
Headquarters Copper Center 907 822 5234
Nabesna District Ranger Station 907 822 5238
Chitina District Ranger Station 907 823 2205
Yakutat Ranger Station 907 784 3295
Webmaster 907 822 7442

106.8 Richardson Hwy.
PO Box 439
Copper Center, AK 99573-0439