Wrangell-St. Elias Lodging Inside the Park
Wrangell-St. Elias has no traditional national park lodging within its boundaries. The park is absolutely enormous, and the vast majority of the land is inaccessible to all but the most determined and prepared hikers. The exceptions to this are the towns of Copper Center and the McCarthy/Kennecott area, described below.
Wrangell-St. Elias Lodging Near the Park
Lodging in Copper Center
Copper Center is a tiny town along the Glenn Highway in Alaska. The park’s visitor center is located here, although not much of the actual park is accessible. There are a small number of independent lodgings in the area
Lodging in McCarthy & Kennecott
The town of McCarthy lies at the end of the very long and unpaved McCarthy Road. Kennecott is a few miles further, after crossing a pedestrian only bridge over the river. This area is isolated in the extreme, and actually lies within the park. There are a few excellent options here, however.
Vacation Rentals near Wrangell-St. Elias
Vacation rentals include a wide variety of lodging types, including cabins, apartments, private homes and more. They can sometimes be more economical for families or larger groups, and tend to offer the comforts of home. They are usually managed by individuals. Take care to confirm the location of the rental before booking, and that it is indeed near Wrangell-St. Elias.