Wranegell St.Elias National Park

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Wranegell St.Elias National Park

Wrangell St. EliasNational Park

There are 13,188,000 acres to explore across Wrangell St. Elias. Wrangell is the largest national park in the U.S.A. and can fit the national parks Yosemite and Yellowstone inside its boarders along with the country Switzerland.

One exciting feature of mynational park is a real ghosttown dating all the way back to the early 1900s called Kennecott. This well preserved town was once used for mining copper.

Despite that Wrangell St. Elias is in Alaska, during the months of June and July the tempature can reach all the way up to 80 degrees fahrenheit.

On December 1, 1978 President Jimmy Carter designated Wrangell St. Elias as a true national park.

The Boreal Forest stretches across the Northern Hemisphere and into Wrangell St. Elias National Park. The Boreal Forest is actually one of the world's largest ecosystems.

1. It's 3,151.1 miles and 56 hours from Des Moines to Wrangell St. Elias by car.2. You can hike on top of a glacier.3. There are over 2,000 miles of Wrangell volcanic field.4. The national park was named after the Wrangell and St. Elias mountain ranges.5. On long river trips you can go for days without seeing any sign of people.

Fun Facts

My national park consists of a multitude of animals such as mountain goats, bison, moose, grey wolves, red foxes, river otters, sea otters, and golden eagles.

In the Northern District of Wrangell St. Elias, you can find the park's amazing historical features such as old homesteads and the park's connections to World War II.

Colin Frederick

The landscape of Wrangell St. Elias consists of a mountain and hill-like terrain. Despite that the park has many mountain ranges, the land also has many plains and lakes.

In conclusion, I think people should visit my national park because it is full of never ending activity. At Wrangell St. Elias, every turn has an adventure waiting behind it.

1. Kennocott Mine2. Balgey Icefield3. Boreal Forest4. Mt. Wrangell5. Copper River

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