Miners Car Interpretive Site

Area Status: Unreachable

This is the site of the remains of a car that was blasted by the 1980 eruption. The power of the blast tossed the car around like a toy filling it with sand and rocks. The car was owned by four miners, who were killed in a cabin near by on May 18, 1980.

For information about accessible recreation opportunities in Pacific Northwest National Forests, visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/r6/accessiblerecreation

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Forest Road 99 gated just past Wakepish Sno-Park for the winter.
Fees $5/vehicle/day
Usage: Light-Medium
Best Season: Summer and fall
Busiest Season: Summer
Closest Towns: Cougar, WA; Randle, WA
Water: No
Restroom: No
Passes: Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument Headquarters & Visitor Centers

General Information


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From Cougar WA take Lewis River Road east for 2.8 miles. The road then changes to Forest Road 90. Continue on Forest Road 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 to the junction of Forest Road 99. Turn left onto Forest Road 99 towards Windy Ridge. Drive approximately 9.5 miles to Miners Car Interpretive Site.

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