There are many National Parks throughout the Country (63 Parks and 423 units to be exact) and even more across the world (over 4,000!), but we’re partial to the biggest in the United States – Wrangell St. Elias National Park and Preserve (WSENP).
Officially becoming a National Park in 1980, WSENP has been our home for over 40 years and has provided us with unlimited adventures. Sometimes it feels impossible to experience everything this park has to offer, but we sure have tried our best! We’ve even been fortunate enough to have many of you join us along the way. Together, we’ve scaled the highest peak in the park, Mount St. Elias, rafted all the way from the end of the Nizina Glacier to the Gulf of Alaska, and crossed countless miles over glaciers and tundra. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg!
Wrangell-St. Elias covers 13.2 million acres in all, which is close to the same size as Yellowstone National Park, Yosemite National Park, and Switzerland combined! Roughly 35% of the park is covered in glaciers that shape the landscape by exposing incredible peaks, carving out wide-open valleys, and creating roaring rivers. With so much wilderness to explore, we plan on being here for another 40 years, and we hope that – if you haven’t already – one day you’ll join us for an adventure or two!
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