Wrangell is easily accessible to all other major southeast communities as well as 2.5 hours by Alaska Airlines jet from the key hub of Seattle, WA, 2 hours from Juneau, AK and 3.5 hours from Anchorage, AK . Primary access to Wrangell is via Alaska Airlines daily jet service or by the Alaska Marine Highway System.
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Except for the McCarthy and Nabesna roads, there are no roadways into the interior of Alaska’s Wrangell St. Elias National Park. Access to the backcountry is by bush plane only. A selected list of air taxi services is included in the appendix.
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There are only two roads that enter the park : The Nabesna Road and the McCarthy Road. Both are gravel roads that are owned and maintained by the state of Alaska and not the National Park Service. Both roads are usually passable to all vehicles during the summer months.
The Wrangell – St . Elias National Park Visitor Center near Copper Center can be reached from Anchorage on the Glenn Highway and from Fairbanks and Valdez via the Richardson Highway. Only two unpaved roads penetrate this massive park .
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve lies west of Juneau, AK and can only be reached by plane or boat. The only road merely connects the small town of Gustavus and its airfield to park headquarters at Bartlett Cove (10 miles).