Current Office Hours


*No permits issued 15 minutes before office closure. 

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

Cowlitz Valley Ranger District
(360) 497-1100
Hours: M-F, 8am-4pm (Closed 12:15pm-1pm)  

Annex (Forest product permits)
(360) 497-1123
Hours: M-Th, 7:30am-4pm & Fri 7:30am-2pm 

Mt. Adams Ranger District  
(509) 395-3402
Hours: Mon. - Sat., 8am-4:30pm (Closed 12pm-1pm)

Permits issued until 4:15 pm

Visitor Centers:

Pine Creek Information Center 
OPEN 9am-5pm, 7 days a week for summer.
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 daily for summer. 
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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