Forest Road 83

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Forest Road 83 passes through lava flows and mudflows from earlier eruptions and provides access to Climber's BivouacApe Cave, and Lava Canyon

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 05/25/2018: Road gated just past Marble Mountain Snow Park due to remaining snow. Road being accessed several times a week to see when the snow is melted enough to open the road. Call Mount St. Helens Administrative Headquarters at (360) 449-7800 for the latest information. No parking on the road. A Northwest Forest Pass, America the Beautiful Pass or $5 in the fee tube at Trail of Two Forests is required for site use at Trail of Two Forests and Cougar Sno-Park.
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Closest Towns: Cougar, WA
Water: No

General Information


From Cougar, WA take Lewis River Road/Forest Road 90 east for 6.4 miles then go left on Forest Road 83.