Blast Edge Viewpoint; Monument Entry

Area Status: Unreachable

Stop and marvel at the standing dead trees that mark the edge of the blast zone, 6.5 miles west of 25/99 junction.

Look for a Forest Ranger Interpreter at this site at various times during the summer. Program times are posted on the information board.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: Forest Road 99 gated just past Wakepish Sno-Park for the winter.
Fees $5/vehicle/day – On site payment not available
Passes: Recreation Passes  may be used as a form of fee payment
Information Center: Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument Headquarters and Visitor Centers   See also:   East Side - Forest Roads 25 & 99

General Information


From Cougar WA take Lewis River Road east for 2.8 miles. The road then changes to Forest Road 90. Continue on FR 90 for 16 miles and stay to the left on Forest Road 25, pass the Pine Creek Information Center. Drive Forest Road 25 for 25 miles and turn left at the junction of FR 25 and FR 99. The Blast EdgeViewpoint will be on your left approximately 3.9 miles up Forest Road 99.


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