Current Office Hours


No permits issued 15 minutes before office closure. 

Mount St. Helens NVM & District 
(360) 449-7800 
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am - 4:30pm

Cowlitz Valley Ranger District
(360) 497-1100
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am - 4pm* (Closed Daily: 12:15 - 1pm)

Mt. Adams Ranger District  
(509) 395-3402
Hours: Thursday - Monday, 8am - 4:30pm* (Closed Daily: 12 - 1pm)

*Limited staffing may lead to unexpected office closures. Please call prior to your visit.

Visitor Centers:

Pine Creek Information Center 
CLOSED for the winter.
18 miles east of Cougar, WA on Forest Road 90.

Mount St. Helens Visitor Center 
OPEN year-round; hours vary by season. WA State Parks. 
Interpretive displays include info. on local history, geology, and re-growth/recovery of the land post eruption.
(360) 274-0962

Forest Learning Center 
OPEN May 18 - Oct 1, 2023. Weyerhaeuser.
Amenities and exhibits that tell the story of Mount St. Helens.
17000 Spirit Lake Hwy, Toutle, WA 98649

Science and Learning Center at Coldwater 
OPEN 10am - 4pm Saturdays and Sundays. 
Visitor Information: (360) 274-2131
Summer program info: Mount St. Helens Institute (360) 449-7883

Johnston Ridge Observatory 
CLOSED due to landslide 
Interpretive displays tell the biological, geological, and human story of Mount St. Helens.

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