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Kendesnii Campground — Wrangell-St. Elias National Park

About

National Park Service

Wrangell - St Elias National Park & Preserve

Located on the Nabesna Road, this free camping area is the only National Park Service campground in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. It has 10 designated campsites, each with a picnic table and a fire ring. There are two vault toilets. Each site can accommodate a small to medium RV or other vehicles. It is free and open year-round on a first-come, first-served basis, but is not plowed during the winter so campsites may not be accessible. Reservations are not taken and are not required.

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Location

Kendesnii Campground — Wrangell-St. Elias National Park is located in Alaska

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Directions

Kendesnii Campground is located at Mile Post 27.8 of the Nabesna Road. The Nabesna Road starts at mile 60 of the Tok Cutoff Highway in the town of Slana, AK. The dirt and gravel road is maintained by the State of Alaska. In Summer, regular passenger cars can make the journey to the campground. Any time of year, the campground may be inaccessible due to heavy rain or snow.

Address

Mile Post 27.8 Nabesna Road
None, AK 99586

Coordinates

62.52982 N
143.258776 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site

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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol

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2 Reviews

Shari  G.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2022

Beautiful, free, and no one around!

Distances are vast in the north country, and the drive back into this free campground will take at least an hour from the visitor’s center, but it’s worth it. Set along the banks of a small lake, each of the sites offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains, and enough space between sites to feel like you’re there alone. Vault toilets, well water, and the usual picnic table and fire ring are the only amenities. Wide open sky, but no electricity, so bring your solar powered system! 

Hiking, biking and paddling opportunities abound in the park, but bring your rubber boots because the ground is soft and many trails go through deep puddles. The road is paved and mostly good until mile 15 and then becomes a dirt road which is regularly maintained by the park service. Go slow as potholes and washboards are common regardless of the surface. 

The closest full services are in Tok about 45 miles away from the Nabesna Road turnoff, or further south in Glenallen. Groceries are far more expensive in Glenallen than in Tok so if you’re coming that way fill up!

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  • Review photo of Kendesnii Campground — Wrangell-St. Elias National Park by Shari  G., October 12, 2022
  • Review photo of Kendesnii Campground — Wrangell-St. Elias National Park by Shari  G., October 12, 2022
  • Review photo of Kendesnii Campground — Wrangell-St. Elias National Park by Shari  G., October 12, 2022
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Joe C.
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2020

Kendesnii

Great little campground well kept and maintained, both beautiful and stunning simply put..

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Kendesnii Campground — Wrangell-St. Elias National Park have wifi?

No, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, Kendesnii Campground — Wrangell-St. Elias National Park does not have wifi.