Fire Restrictions at Mount St.Helens

Beginning Friday, July 3, the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, including the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, is restricting open campfires throughout the forest except in metal fire pits or rings in developed recreation sites. 

Mount St. Helens Science and Learning Center has a New Website

An interactive, multi-media website is being unveiled by the Gifford Pinchot National Forest and Mount St. Helens Institute in commemoration of the 33rd anniversary of the May 18, 1980 eruption (http://www.mshslc.org). The website combines photographs and scientist interviews to chronicle the story of 30 years of change and discovery in North America’s most celebrated natural laboratory and classroom.

Help Keep Caves Open

White Nose Syndrome is sweeping the country, killing millions of bats. You can help keep caves open. Please decontaminate any gear that has been in another cave. Please also print and share this poster. Learn more by clicking here.

2015 Open Season for Outfitter Guide Proposals has Closed.

2015 Open Season for Outfitter Guide Proposals has Closed.

Thanks to all that turned in a proposal, we will send applicants an update to the status of their proposal in late January or early February. Watch this website for updates on the next open season for outfitting and guide opportunities in 2016.

The Gifford Pinchot National Forest had accepted proposals for outfitter-guide use between November 1 and December 15, 2014 for the 2015 season.

2014 Volcano Review

The 2014 Volcano Review.  The yearly publication on whats new at Mount St. Helens and includes area maps and hiking options.