Alaska Conservation Foundation > Experience Alaska > Alaska’s Sanctuaries, Parks, Refuges and Communities > National Parks > Wrangell-St. Elias
Six times the size of Yellowstone, Wrangell-St. Elias is far and away the largest U.S. National Park. The Chugach, St. Elias and Wrangell ranges converge in this mountain kingdom, with more peaks over 16,000 feet and more glaciers than anywhere in North America. Just one glacier, the Malaspina, covers an area larger than Rhode Island. Deep inside the mountains is the ghost mining town of Kennecott, once the site of the nation’s largest copper mine.
Size: 13 million acres. Located on the southern edge of Alaska’s 700-mile border with Canada, where it meets the Pacific Ocean. Designated a national monument in 1978 by President Jimmy Carter. Established as a park and preserve in the 1980 Alaska lands act.
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