Chitina, Alaska sits in the shadow of Mount Blackburn, near the confluence of the Copper river and the Chitina river. Originally inhabited by Athabascan Indians, Chitina became a mining town in its heyday in the early 20th century. It now serves as a picturesque starting point for your journey into Wrangell St Elias National Park, the largest national park in the States. Before you embark on the adventurous 60-mile drive through the park, spend your days discovering the rich history of Chitina, lovingly preserved at the Chitina Ranger Station, or visit the historic original tinsmith building. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to fish in the famous Copper river for its prize catch: the Copper river red salmon, widely known as the most prized of all salmon varieties.
Wrangell St Elias National Park
Chitina Ranger Station
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