The Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument is located in the southeastern area of Washington state.
Where is this Forest?


Explore Mount St. Helens...Discover Ecosystems in Action

At 8:32 Sunday morning, May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens erupted and blew down or scorched 230 square miles of forest...30 years later, recovery at Mount St. Helens continues. Read more...

Produced by the US Forest Service in cooperation with Mount St. Helens Institute. Special thanks to the USGS Cascade Volcano Observatory and the USFS Pacific Northwest Research Station.

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Johnston Ridge Observatory View

Mount St. Helens VolcanoCams

Providing near real-time images
of the volcano since the late 1990s. 


Accomplishment Report FY 2013

Front page to annual report

Fiscal Year 2013 (FY13) was an exciting year for the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument (MSHNVM) on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Employees and partners continue finding creative and innovative ways to breathe new life into the Monument. Specifically focusing efforts on goals set forth in the Strategic Investment Plan (SIP), the Monument has strengthened relationships with non-profit partners and volunteers (garnering over 35,000 volunteer hours), made significant capital investments, identified projects to increase access, created new partnerships with the local community and increased program offerings.

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

This is the view of Mount St. Helens from the Science and Learning Center at Coldwater

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 ( 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.

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MSH Chapter of the Back Country Horsemen's Annual Fun Ride Saturday July 26,2014

Pancake Breakfast

Mount St. Helens Chapter of Back Country Horsemen's will be hosting their Annual Fun Ride Saturday July 26, 2014 at the Kalama Horse Camp on Forest Road 81.

Accessible Adventures Around Mount St. Helens

Shows wheelchair visitor using forest

Learn more about premier accessible recreation sites around one of the most active volcanos in the US.


Mount St. Helens in a High-Tech world

Mount St Helens 30 years after the 1980 eruption

Ever wonder how 3-D maps are made? Want to see what NASA is doing at MSH? Want to learn all USGS knows? This page has links to the coolest Mount St. Helens information the Web has to offer.

Volunteers Needed to Help Finish New Trail near Ape Cave

WTA and MSHI are creating a new trail at Ape Cave

Volunteers Needed to Help Complete New Trail near Ape Cave

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