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

Where Your Adventure Begins!

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Many thanks to all of our 2019 season customers!
Our online reservation system is in hibernating. 

Online booking for next season begins in April 2020. Email us before then if needed and we will book your reservation

If you have a large group or specific needs, you may wish to contact us ahead of your arrival. 




PARK or CAMP at the McCarthy Road's End 
by the Footbridge -- Mile 59.4

Gorgeous scenery on the Kennicott Glacier Lake 
and the Kennicott River

Uncrowded, Open Camping Sites
Tents/Cars/Trailers/RVs (no hook-ups)
Please come self-contained as there are no hookups or dump stations.  

Parking 24 hr- $10 per day (per vehicle)
Parking Short Term  (0-4 hrs)- $5

Camping - Basic: $25 per day 
Vehicle up to 25 feet in length - 2 tents max
More than 2 tents, $15 per tent additional
Typically includes Motorcycle with tent trailer, Car /Van with small trailer, Smaller Motorhomes and Pickups not towing trailers

Camping - Oversize: $40 per day
Vehicles over 25 feet in length - 2 tents max
More than 2 tents, $15 per tent additional
Typically includes Mid-sized to Larger Motorhomes,  
Pickups/Vans towing trailers/5th wheels

For extra large groups, inquire with the Camp Host upon arrival

Check in any time - night drop available
 Check out the next day by 1:00

Major US credit cards accepted

More info, policies, camp rules

Bookings or general info:  basecampkennicott@gmail.com

Summer season phone (907) 554-1062 
Please, this number is for Emergency Contact ONLY

Base Camp Kennicott
Mile 59.4  McCarthy Road
McCarthy Alaska

End of the road near the footbridge