McCarthy located at the foot of the Wrangell Mountains is the gateway to the Wrangell Elias National Park and Preserve. The old mine buildings, artifacts, and colorful history attract visitors during the summer months.
In McCarthy you will find lodging, restaurants, basic services, the interesting McCarthy-Kennecott Historical Museum and outfitters that will take you on a range of activities, from glacier trekking and whitewater rafting to flightseeing trips into the alpine heart of the national park. A shuttle van transports visitors the five miles up the road to the historic mining ruins at Kennicott.
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve is the largest national park in the U.S. at 13.2 million acres and a crossroads of several mountain ranges. Within the park, the Wrangell, Chugach and St. Elias ranges merge to create an alpine paradise that includes nine of the 16 highest peaks in the country.