Imagine exploring the largest national park in the country filled with raw wilderness from volcanoes and snow-capped mountains to glistening glaciers and even beaches. This dream can become a reality when you take an RV trip to Wrangell–St. Elias National Park and Preserve in Alaska. At over 13 million acres, it’s like exploring a land mass the size of Switzerland, Yellowstone National Park, and Yosemite National Park combined. It’s so huge, some areas are only accessible by boat or plane. From alpine lakes to rugged icefields, this stunning landscape is one of the last, untouched areas in the country where you can experience nature’s authentic majesty.
Wrangell–St. Elias National Park and Preserve is home to some of the most spectacular peaks in the world including Mount St. Elias, which is the tallest in the park at over 18,000 feet, and Mount Wrangell, an active volcano. During an RV excursion to Wrangell–St. Elias National Park, you can discover breathtaking glaciers such as Malaspina Glacier, which is the largest piedmont glacier in North America. You might want to fly over the icy wonderland of the Bagley Icefield that covers most of the park’s interior. Or you can park your big rig and tour the old copper mining boomtown of Kennecott.
The sunny summer is the peak season for RV visitors, which is a great time for hiking and mountain biking. Although temperatures at night can drop well below freezing in the winter, there are loads of activities to enjoy during the colder months too. If you can brave the cold, you’ll love exploring this vast park by cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. During the spring, you can get out of the RV and catch sight of some of the park’s majestic native creatures like bears, moose, and mountain goats. In the fall, you might even get to see the mystical sight of the Northern Lights. No matter what time of year you take an RV getaway to Wrangell–St. Elias National Park and Preserve, you are in store for a life-changing adventure in one of the most scenic national parks in America.