Visitor information for the Mount St Helens area

View from Johnston Ridge Observatory

Where to Start

A good place to begin your visit is at one of the Monument's visitor centers or information stations. Interpretive staff are available to answer your questions and help you plan your visit. Ask about the schedule of interpretive walks, talks, and theater presentations that share the geologic, biologic, and cultural history of the area.  Visit our recreation page to find out where you can hike, bike, fish, play in the snow and more.

Johnston Ridge Observatory (West Side)
24000 Spirit Lake Highway
P.O. Box 326
Toutle, WA 98649
(360) 274-2140

Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument Headquarters (South Side)
44218 NE Yale Bridge Road
Amboy, WA 98601
(360) 449-7800

Science and Learning Center at Coldwater (North Side)
1900 Spirit Lake Hwy
Toutle, WA 98649
(360) 274-2140

Pine Creek Information Center (South Side)
15311 Forest Road 90
Cougar, WA 98616

Sources for Additional Information

  • The Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument is within the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. For information about areas surrounding the Monument check with the nearest Gifford Pinchot National Forest office. 

Related Web Sites and Telephone Numbers

Chamber of Commerce

Law Enforcement

  • Emergency: 911
  • Washington State Patrol (360) 577-2050

Other Mount St Helens Area Information