Pine Creek Information Center

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

large parking lot and ranch style one level building

Pine Creek Information Center is often an important stop for visitors to the south and east side of the Monument who need information, maps, passes, souvenirs, restrooms, or to stretch their legs. The Center is made possible by an innovative partnership with a multitude of organizations* and dedicated volunteers.  

The Pine Creek partners work together to ensure visitors can travel safely and comfortably on the more remote side of the mountain.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 10/12/2020: Closed
Operational Hours: Normally open in the summer to early fall. Should reopen in summer, 2021.
Fees No fee
Usage: Medium
Closest Towns: Northwoods, WA, Cougar, WA
Water: Bottled water available for purchase
Restroom: Yes, during open hours
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center:

General Information


From Cougar, WA take Lewis River Road/Forest Road 90 east for 18.4 miles. 

General Notes:

*Partners for the Pine Creek Information Station are:

  • USDA Forest Service
  • Mount St. Helens Institute
  • Discover Your Northwest
  • Skamania County Chamber of Commerce
  • Skamania County Fire Protection District #6
  • S.C.A.T. ~ Swift Communities Action Team
  • CATS ~ Cougar Area Trail Seekers
  • North Country EMS
  • Skamania County Sheriff's Office


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  Elevation : 
1100' - 1040'