Wrangell-St. Elias to offer modified visitor services

Officials at Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve say they have adapted park operations with guidance from federal and state agencies to slow the spread of COVID-19 and are offering modified visitor services at five locations in the park.

“Dial-A-Ranger” services, which allows visitors to speak with a ranger by phone will be available 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week at Slana Ranger Station in Slana, main visitor center in Copper Center Chitina Ranger Station in Chitina, Kennecott Mines National Historic Landmark in Kennecott, and the Yakutat Ranger Station in Yakutat.

The Slana Ranger station (907-822-7401) will have public restrooms and window service available at the ranger station. The main visitor center (907-822-7250) will offer public restrooms, window service and Alaska Geographic sales, plus showings of “Crown of the Continent” film.

Chitina Ranger Station (907-823-2205) will provide window service only.

Services at Kennecott (907-205-7106) are limited to public restrooms, and at Yakutat (907-784-3295) permits and other visitor services are by appointment only.