Castle Lake Viewpoint Observation Site

Area Status: Not Cleared

Views of Mount St. Helens, Castle Lake, and the landslide debris deposits from the eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980. There are benches, interpretive signs, ample parking, and a short trail available.


At a Glance

Current Conditions: 02/24/2021: Viewpoint parking lot inaccessible due to deep snow.
Operational Hours: Castle Lake Viewpoint is open year-round, but may occassionally be inaccessible due to snow-plowing.
Fees No fee or pass required. See Mount St. Helens Map for fee and payment sites.
Usage: Light-Medium
Closest Towns: Castle Rock, WA, Toutle, WA
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
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General Information


From Castle Rock, WA drive east on State Route 504 for 40 miles. Parking area will be on the right hand side of the road.

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