Castle Lake, located near the base of Mount St. Helens is only available
by hiking to its sparkling waters. This volcanic lake has become one of the
premiere bass lakes in the world.
Coldwater Lake takes only electric-powered or row boats. Trout and
bass will tease your lines and fill your stringer. Permits are required for
both Castle and Coldwater lakes.
Horseback Riding is available in Packwood at the Little Cayuse Ranch.
Bob and Sheryl Baker feature Peruvian Pasos and Arabians for rent
(ages 16 and up). They’ll lead you on a trail ride along the Cowlitz River
near the foot of Mount Rainier. Scenery is spectacular and the Paso’s
gaited ride is wonderfully smooth. If you love horses and a wonderful ride,
this is the place for you.
Offroad & Four Wheeling at Mount St. Helens
GEOCACHING AT MOUNT ST. HELENS
The most popular attraction at Mount St. Helens is
the helicopter tour having thrilled over 40,000
visitors. Departing every 30 minutes, June thru
September. Flights from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM,
weather permitting. The A-Star Professional Tour
Helicopter seats up to five plus the pilot. Call
360-274-7750 for more info. Allow 30 minutes for
your tour which flies over the devastated Toutle River
Valley, over the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Elk
Reserve, past Coldwater and Johnston Ridge and
straight up to the Crater. GO TO ONLINE
Fishing, Hunting, Cross Country Skiing, Biking and
Hiking are all available in the Mount St. Helens area.
Mountain bike riding near Mount St. Helens is some of
the best in the Country - because its a Monument and
not a National Park you can still ride on most of the
trails. Check out our Mt. St. Helens Biking Guide .
Silver Lake (shown at left), is located on Spirit Lake
Highway, and boasts some of the best bass fishing in
the country. With awesome views of Mount St. Helens,
eagles soaring above, and ducks, frogs and other
wildlife at lake level, the experience is one to
|BOAT RENTALS: Silver Lake Resort & Campground
Small motor boat rentals and boat launch, plus campground, motel and cabins. 274-6141
Elk Viewing: Best seen through the telescopes at
the Forest Learning Center - milepost 33, or by
helicopter tour. In the spring hundreds of elk can
be seen browsing on the mud flow.
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