Park Service Says Sections Of Nugget Creek Trail Are Closed Due To Bear Activity

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve Closed Section of Nugget Creek Trail Due to Bear Activity  Bear-Cached Moose Carcass In Trail ...


Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve Closed Section of Nugget Creek Trail Due to Bear Activity 

Bear-Cached Moose Carcass In Trail 



NOTICE SEPTEMBER 13TH, NPS 

 

COPPER CENTER, AK – Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve has closed the 12- and 13-mile sections of the Nugget Creek Trail off of the McCarthy Rd due to a bear-cached moose carcass on the trail.  These sections of trail are closed until it is confirmed the carcass has been consumed and the bear is no longer utilizing the area.  

 

If you are a federal subsistence user and need to go beyond this area, contact Alaska Regional Communication Center’s (ARCC) non-emergency number at 907-683-9555 for additional information.  Visitor safety is of the utmost importance to Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve; more information on backcountry safety can be found on our website at Safety - Wrangell - St Elias National Park & Preserve (U.S. National Park Service) (nps.gov) and Be Bear Aware - Wrangell - St Elias National Park & Preserve (U.S. National Park Service) (nps.gov).  

 



Nugget Creek Trail (NPS Map) 



 

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