There are approximately 750,000 acres of non-federal lands within the external boundaries of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve. The major non-federal land managers include Ahtna Inc., Chugach Alaska Corporation, Chitina Native Corporation, State of Alaska, University of Alaska, and numerous smaller private property owners. For additional information and details regarding the location and boundary between federal and private lands, and public easements across Native lands, contact the National Park Service at Copper Center, Slana or Kennecott near McCarthy.
There are numerous small tracts of private lands in the McCarthy/Kennicott area and along the McCarthy and Nabesna Road corridors. We request that you become familiar with the land status including the location of public easements in the area which you plan to travel. Please respect private property and contact the appropriate non-federal landowner regarding any requirements they may have before entry onto their land. Land Status Map (pdf format, 11 Mb)
Last updated: April 16, 2019