Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve
at the Wrangell-St. Elias Gateway! 
Mile 59.4 McCarthy Road End

Where Your Adventure Begins!

Directions and Map

How Do I Get to Base Camp Kennicott?

Base Camp Kennicott is located approximately 8 hours (by car) from Anchorage. 

Services are very limited once past Glennallen - travelers should plan ahead.

From Anchorage, drive east on the Glenn Highway (Hwy 1) toward Glennallen.

You may want plan a rest stop in Glennallen - services are limited beyond Glennallen. 
Get fuel, use a restroom, grab a meal, get a few snacks/drinks for the rest of your trip!

Head south (right turn) on the Richardson Highway (Hwy 4) Signs for Valdez.

At MP 83.4 Head east (left turn) on the Edgerton Highway (Hwy 10)

 Continue 33.5 miles to Chitina, the beginning of the McCarthy Road. 

The first third of the McCarthy Road is hard surfaced, the rest gravel. 
Base Camp Kennicott is located at the end at Mile 59.4.  Look for our banner!

The last gas stations:
Kenny Lake Mercantile (Edgerton MP 7) - Gas and diesel available only during store hours.
Chitina _ Gas pump available 24/7 with a credit card.

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