Cascade Peaks Interpretive Station

Area Status: Open

Located northeast of the volcano on Forest Road 99 near Windy Ridge, Cascade Peaks offers visitor information only. No sales, food or drinks.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 11/21/2023: Cascade Peaks Interpretive Site  is open with limited services. Due to a landslide of Forest Road 25, Randle and Forest Road 99 will be inaccessible from Cougar this summer. Winter closure begins December 1st or with significant snowfall.  Learn More.
Operational Hours: CLOSED Summer 2023. Potable Water available at Norway Pass Trailhead. 
Fees: No fee or pass required. See Mount St. Helens Map for fee and payment sites.
Restrictions: No overnight camping on Forest Road 99 within the National Volcanic Monument.
Closest Towns: Randle, WA
Water: No
Restroom: Compost Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service
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General Information


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 11 miles to Cascade Peaks.

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3700 - 4140