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Teddy Roosevelt and John Muir at Yosemite. Library of Congress.
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Maps of Wrangell Area
Tongass National ForestChugach National ForestCopper River Delta Critical Habitat AreaYakataga State Game RefugeWrangell - St. Elias National Park and Preserve
Wrangell - St. Elias Area
Map of Wrangell St. Elias National Park and Preserve

Click areas on the map for links to the specific locations

At 13.2 million acres (six times the size of Yellowstone National Park), Wrangell St. Elias is the largest National Park in the United States. Wrangell is home to Mount St. Elias (18,008 ft), one of the tallest peaks in North America, a world class salmon fishery on the Copper River, and the historic Kennecott mill town and copper mines. 

For spectacular views, drive the Edgerton Highway to Chitina. Along the way, stretch your legs on the Liberty Falls Trail and enjoy a panorama of the park’s high peaks. After exploring Chitina, continue to the bridge over the mighty Copper River where in summer you can watch busy Alaskans harvesting salmon with traditional fishwheels and dipnets. Continue down the McCarthy Road to Kennecott where you can join Park Rangers for special programs in the historic mill town as well as guided walks on the Root Glacier with a guide service.

For more information about Wrangell St. Elias National Park and Preserve visit: 

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Lake in Nabesna region Surfing near Yakutat Kennecott town site

Profile view of a red-breasted Nuthatch with black and white stripes on it's face, blueish gray wings and back and a pale orange belly. The bird is perched on a green, plastic feeder. Snow-covered branches are in the background. Did You Know?
Red-breasted nuthatches are often heard before they are seen. Their distinctive yank-yank-yank announces their presence in the coniferous forest.