Welcome to MountStHelens.com , the Information Resource
Center and Visitor Guide for Mount St. Helens.
Johnston Ridge Observatory and the Mt. St. Helens Forest Learning Center - elk
viewing, gift store and rest area are open daily 10-6 with Learning Center exhibits open daily
until 4pm except Thursdays. These are two must-see destinations at the Volcano. For
Visitor Services call 360-274-7750. The 26 year-old Mt. St. Helens Visitor Center at
milepost 5 is also open if you have time on the way down, I would save it for last
($3/person). Not sure what to see ? Its easy - stop at M.P. 33 at the Mount St. Helens
Forest Learning Center ( FREE ADMISSION !) for great exhibits and cool shopping - and a
great Mt. St. Helens adventure for the whole family. For the highlight of your Mount St.
Helens Vacation adventure go to the road end (52 miles from I-5) at Johnston Ridge
Observatory for the photo-op of the day and watch the short movie there. Its $8/person to
go in the visitor center but believe me - it's worth it and your contribution helps maintain the
Monument. Look for elk from the Forest Learning Center viewpoint and hike the short
trails there or enjoy the longer hikes at Johnston Ridge. Take a Virtual Drive up the
Highway right now starting at the Mount St. Helens Forest Learning Center. Thank you for
your visit to our Mt. St. Helens Visitor Travel Guide and Vacation Planner - your source for
Mt. St. Helens Visitor Information. How cool is the view? Coming from Seattle ?
Take I-5 Toledo exit 63 shortcut to Hwy 504 via Hwy 505 and Save 12 MILES ! GO
|Mt. St. Helens GiftShop
Jewelry, Glass Art,
Bigfoot items, framed
prints and more...
Thinking about hiking or climbing Mount St. Helens? Check
out our Mt. St. Helens hiking and climbing page and see a 360 degree view from the
crater rim! Our Mt. St. Helens map section and interactive Mt. St. Helens satellite view
will get you there.
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Be sure to check out the Mount St. Helens Video page on our site. It provides you a
great look at visitors hiking, climbing, touring, photographing, and enjoying Mount St.
Helens along with great historical footage and eruption videos. Drop us an email with a
link to your Mount St. Helens youtube.com video and if we really like it we may add your
video to our video page. Our Mt. St. Helens photography information page provides
some great eruption shots and tips on where to get the best photos and our photo
gallery has many unique pics. This is a starting point to Discover Mt. St. Helens !
Mount St. Helens History Buffs: Think you know everything about Mt.
St. Helens ? Check out our new Mount St. Helens History section detailing: Mt. St.
Helens Historical eruptions, Native American history, Volcano Reawakening, Mt. St.
Helens Climatic eruption, Mt. St. Helen Debris Avalanche, Mt. St. Helens Lateral Blast,
Ash Eruption & Fallout, Mt. St. Helens Pyroclastic Flows, Mud Flows & Floods,
Catastrophic first minute, Mt. St. Helens Impact & Aftermath, Subsequent activity,
Future Behavior, Continuing Volcanic Hazards, Scientists Challenge & Opportunity, Mt.
St. Helens Latest Eruptive Activity and dome growth and more. Lots of photos included.
Where to Stay: If you are considering hotel and motel lodging reservations we
have put together a Mt. St. Helens Motel & Lodging Guide and Mount St. Helens
Camping & RV Park information section. If you are searching for where to stay at Mt.
St. Helens, or Castle Rock, WA or Kelso, WA this is the place to look. For places to
eat while here see our Mount St. Helens Restaurant Guide.
Thank you again for your visit to our Mt. St. Helens Visitor Travel Guide and Vacation
Planner. Enjoy your visit to the Mount St. Helen National Volcanic Monument.
While in Washington, stop and see nearby Mount Rainier National Park - just 90
minutes north of Mount St. Helens. Check out our Rainier Visitor Guide and Travel
More Cool Stuff:
Mt St Helens National Park is actually a National Monument but that may change
soon. Go here for all the details.
Blast Zone: The Blast Zone area starts at Hoffstadt Creek Bridge a couple miles
before the Forest learning Center. This is the start of the Monument Area.
About Us: This online Mount St. Helens Visitor Guide was originally created by Candy Richey, an
accomplished newspaper owner who started this site in 1990. I took over management of the site
several years ago to build on her great tradition of providing an information resource for our visitors
while helping promote local businesses. I've been hiking, fishing, hunting, camping, photographing,
4-wheeling, snowmobiling, and otherwise enjoying the Mount St. Helens area since long before the
eruption in 1980. I've been involved in Mt. St. Helens tourism for the past 18 years. I hope you enjoy
the site. I welcome your input. For information on the current USFS eruption status of Mount St.
www.fs.fed.us/gpnf/recreation/current-conditions/special.shtml and for USGS news updates see
http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/News/framework.html and for more USGS scientific info on the volcano see
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welcome to use them only when accompanied by a suitable link to www.MountStHelens.com
Email me for more info.
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