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RV Rental in Wrangell–St. Elias National Park & Preserve

Located in south central Alaska, Wrangell–St. Elias National Park and Preserve is a region covering 13,175,799 acres, making it the largest area managed by the National Park Service in the United States. The park also includes a large area of the Saint Elias Mountains, which include the majority of the highest peaks found in the United States and Canada.

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Visitors flock to this national park every year, as not only is it home to North America's largest subpolar icefield, but glaciers, rivers, an active volcano, and the historic Kennecott copper mines are also found within the region.

Additionally, many animals can be seen within Wrangell–St. Elias National Park and Preserve, with some of these being wolf packs, bears (brown and black), Dall sheep, caribou, coyotes, wolverines, beavers, red foxes, and Canadian lynxes.

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Because of the national park’s stunning beauty, all of the hiking trails offer scenic views of the surrounding area, whether it’s snow-adorned mountains, glaciers, or rivers.

The designated hiking trails can be divided into four regions: Copper Center Area, McCarthy Road and Kennecott, Nabesna Road Area, and Yakutat and Coastal Area.

The Copper Center Area contains many trails which wind their way beyond the national park’s borders, however they still offer incredible views of the Wrangell Mountains. They range from short and easy hikes, to more lengthy day hikes.

The McCarthy Road and Kennecott region contains more short and easy hikes rather than full-day hikes, however these trails offer some of the best destinations within the park for glacier viewing.

The Nabesna Road Area offers plenty of moderate to strenuous day hikes for visitors who are more adventurous! They take hikers along creeks, through alpine meadows, and into the mountains.

The trails in the Yakutat and Coastal Area are actually located outside of the national park, however they’re still popular among visitors visiting the region because they lead to unique destinations such as Cannon Beach.

Sport Fishing

Wrangell–St. Elias National Park and Preserve is home to a diverse range of fish species, including many abundant populations. It’s also a region well-known for its large salmon populations, therefore sport fishing is allowed within the park.

Depending on what visitors are hoping to catch, they should talk to the rangers at the visitor centers to find out the best fishing spots during that season.

Winter Activities

The national park is open year-round, making it the perfect wintertime escape during the colder months.

Visitors can take part in a whole range of fun snow activities, including cross country skiing and snowshoeing on any of the trails within the park. It’s advised that visitors don’t wander off the marked trails, particularly because trap lines are sometimes set up outside of these allocated paths.


While there are no campgrounds located within the Copper Center Area, there are some camp sites available along the McCarthy Road and in Kennecott, however these aren’t operated or maintained by the National Park Service. The majority of these are primitive, offering little to no amenities.

For visitors wanting to access the only National Parks Service-operated campground within the region, or to park their RV within the park, it’s best they travel to the Nabesna Road area.

There are many pullouts along Nabesna Road suitable for a small or medium RV, camper trailer, pickup camper, or tent camping. Alternatively, Kendesnii Campground can be found at Mile Post 27.8 and it features 10 designated campsites with picnic tables, fire rings, vault toilets, and enough room to accommodate a small to medium RV.

RV Parks Near Wrangell–St. Elias National Park & Preserve

For visitors traveling to the national park in an RV and wishing to stay at a privately-operated RV park offering more amenities and full hookups, there are plenty of options nearby.

Northern Nights Campground and RV Park is just one of these options and it’s located on the outskirts of the national park. They offer 28 spacious RV sites either offering full hookups with 30 amp services, or pull-through / back-in sites offering 30 amp electric and water. Free wi-fi is also available.

Eagle’s Rest RV Park is also a popular choice among RVers staying within the region, located on the outskirts of the national park and just a short air taxi trip away from accessing the national park. They offer full hookups, a dump station, and 20, 30, or 50 amp services. Daily rates start at $34.20 for Good Sam members.

Gakona Alaska RV Park is another option for accommodating RVs and it’s located right next to the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Reserve. They offer sites with full hookups or partial hookups, as well as amenities such as laundry, showers, a dump station, and boat launch area.

Wrangell–St. Elias National Park & Preserve RV Rental

If you’re thinking of taking a trip to south central Alaska, there are plenty of Wrangell–St. Elias National Park & Preserve motorhome rentals using RVshare that will get you there. These include Classes A, B, or C, as well as motorhome rentals of the travel trailer, sport utility, folding trailer, fifth wheel, or truck camper variety.

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RV Rental Prices in Wrangell–St. Elias National Park & Preserve

RVshare offers a range of rental price options to suit every budget. Whether you’re looking for luxury RV rentals or cheap RV rentals near Wrangell–St. Elias National Park & Preserve, you’re sure to find the RV that’s perfect for you.

Wrangell–St. Elias National Park & Preserve RV Rental Rates

With RVshare, you can find RV rentals for your trip to Wrangell–St. Elias National Park & Preserve starting at as little as $30 per night. The total cost of a Wrangell–St. Elias National Park & Preserve RV rental holiday will depend on factors such as how many nights you rent it for, as well as distance traveled (when adding-on the price of gas).

Don’t forget to also factor-in the price you must pay to stay at campgrounds or RV parks. Despite this, Wrangell–St. Elias National Park & Preserve RV vacations can still prove to be an affordable and cost-effective holiday for the whole family!

One Way RV Rental to Wrangell–St. Elias National Park & Preserve

Did you know that some dealers on RVshare might be able to offer a one way RV rental to Wrangell–St. Elias National Park & Preserve? This means you won’t have to worry about making a roundtrip back to drop it off again. Depending on your situation, this option can save you both time and money.

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