The Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument is located in the southeastern area of Washington state.
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Passes & Permits

Mount St Helens NVM LogoThe Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument manages to protect natural resource values, public health and safety, recreation facilities, and is consistent with the Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument management plan, Gifford Pinchot National Forest plan, and resource management plans outlined in the NW Forest Plan. In order to meet these objectives, passes or permits may be required for the occupancy and use of Forest Service land. Additionally, passes assist in funding certain management projects.

  • Recreation Passes & Permits - In Washington and Oregon some national forest recreation sites require a day use fee.  This section includes information about where fees are charged and which passes may be used to cover these fees.

  • Forest Products - Information about permits needed to gather forest products on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest surrounding the legislated Monument.

  • Event/Commercial Permits (Special Uses) - Filming, Group use, and Outfitter guide permit information. 

Features

Coldwater Lake Paddling Guide Permit Applications Available Dec. 10

A view of the boardwalk at Coldwater Lake from the Science and Learning Center

The Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument will soon accept applications for temporary special use permits for outfitter guide paddling opportunities on Coldwater Lake. Only applications for human-powered kayak, canoe or rowboat activities will be considered.


Climbing Mount St Helens

USFS Photo - South/ Monitor Ridge Climbing Route-- June 2006

Find out more about how to register and where to go to Climb Mount St Helens. Review important safety and permit information.