Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska, United States of America: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Wrangell-St.

Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, we've got some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska, United States of America

Based on the climate and weather in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, the best time to go is May. See below for details.

Important essentials for Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska, United States of America

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may get worn. An unreadable vaccination card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection possible.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good plane-friendly choice.

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What to wear/what to pack for Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska, United States of America by month

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January

January in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve is biting cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

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February

February in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve is biting cold. Temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It rains or snows once in a while.

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March

March in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve is frigid. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains or snows once in a while.

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April

April in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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May

If you go to Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve in May, you will notice that it is relatively cool. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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June

If you are traveling to Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve in June, you will notice that it is crisp. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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July

July in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve is balmy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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August

August in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve is balmy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) to 60s F (high 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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September

If you are traveling to Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve in September, you will notice that it can be chilly. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

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October

October in this region is brisk. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains or snows regularly.

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November

November in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve is frigid. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C), with more than half days below 0 F (10+ below zero C).

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December

December in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve can be dangerously cold. Temperatures average in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It rains or snows regularly.

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