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Mt. St. Helens

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Mt. St. Helens, Washington

Mt. St. Helens: Hiking, Camping and Sightseeing

The site of an enormous volcanic eruption on May 18, 1980, Mt. St. Helens is one of the Pacific Northwest's most fascinating natural attractions. With a diverse and beautiful landscape, the national park offers an array of outdoor recreation, including hiking, camping, climbing, helicopter tours and much more. The park also features awe-inspiring views and educational programs, which profile the area's amazing geological and biological history.


Prices - 

$5 per adult

Hours - 

The Johnston Ridge Observatory is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., May through October. The Mt. St. Helens visitor's center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.


  • Field seminars
  • Guided climbs
  • Lectures


  • Bicycling
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • OHV Riding
  • Water Activities
  • Camping & Cabins
  • Hiking
  • Nature Viewing
  • Picnicking
  • Winter Sports
  • Climbing
  • Horse Riding
  • Johnston Ridge Observatory
  • Scenic Driving
  • Ape Caves


  • Where is the best place to begin my visit?

    The Mt. St. Helens visitor center is a great place to start your visit to one of the country's most fascinating natural wonders. There, you can ask questions and learn about the facility's schedule of interpretive talks, walks and theater presentations, which share the cultural, biological and geological history of the area.
  • What kind of activities are offered?

    Mt. St. Helens has a diverse landscape that provides an ideal environment for numerous activities, including bicycling, camping, climbing, fishing, hiking, horse riding, hunting, nature viewing, OHV riding, picnicking, scenic driving, water activities and winter sports.

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