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, I have some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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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.

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

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve.

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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 can be bitter cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

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    February

    February for 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

    If you go to Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve in March, you will notice that it can be extremely cold. Expect it to rain or snow once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the 30s F (single digits C).

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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

    May in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve is crisp. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

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    June

    Traveling to Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve in June, you will notice that it is relatively cool. 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 mild. 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

    In August, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve is mild. Temperatures routinely are in the 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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    September

    September in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve is relatively cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

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    October

    In October, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve can be brisk. Temperatures routinely are in the low 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C). This is also a rainy time for Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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    November

    November in this region is frosty. Temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It rains or snows 5-10 days this month.

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    December

    Traveling to Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve in December, you will notice that it is biting cold. Expect it to rain or snow a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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