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Your national forests and grasslands are 193 million acres of vast, scenic beauty waiting for you to discover. Visitors who choose to recreate on these public lands find more than 150,000 miles of trails, 10,000 developed recreation sites, 57,000 miles of streams, 122 alpine ski areas, 338,000 heritage sites, and specially designated sites that include 9,100 miles of byways, 22 recreation areas, 11 scenic areas, 439 wilderness areas, 122 wild and scenic rivers, nine monuments, and one preserve. And remember, “It’s All Yours.”

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Trailhead: Big Hollow

Provides access to: Big Hollow Trail #158 which ends at Trapper Creek Wilderness boundary where it intersects with Observation Trail #132. Parking lot…

Trailhead: Trapper Creek

Provides access to: Trapper Creek Trail #192.1 and the south end of Dry Creek Trail #194. Both trails enter Trapper Creek Wilderness from the southeast…

Forest Road 24

Forest Road 24 starts at the end of Hwy 141 west of Trout Lake at the Forest Service Boundary and ends at the junction with the 8851 Road north of Big Mosquito Lake.   Areas of interest along this road are Atkinson Sno-Park and Group Camp, The Ice Cave entrance and Picnic area, Peterson Prairie Campground and Cabin, Little Goose Lake, Meadow Creek Campground, Berry Fields, and Big Mosquito Lake.…

Campground: Iron Creek

This large campground (98 sites) is on a flat along the Cispus River and is located in an old growth stand of Douglas fir, Hemlock, and Cedar. Lush vegetation and ample space between sites makes them quite private. This is a great place to camp while exploring the more remote side of Mount St. Helens. Iron Creek Campground Loop

Site: Hemlock Picnic Area

This site on Trout Creek offers a covered picnic area and viewing platform at a steelhead recovery site on the historic Wind River Nursery and Hemlock CCC Camp. This is a great jumping off point for more strenuous hikes and adventures, but also an easy place to experience nature and history. This shaded and pleasant picnic site on Trout Creek offers a covered area with picnic tables and a   viewing platform on…

Trailhead: Little Huckleberry

Provides access to: Little Huckleberry Trail #49 which climbs Little Huckleberry Mountain. Parking for 8 vehicles.

Forest Road 81

On the southwest side of Mount St. Helens, Forest Road 81 provides an experience away from crowds. On this road, access Kalama Horse Camp, Red Rock Pass and Forest Road 830, the road to Climber's Bivouac and the start of the summer climbing route. From the west, the road begins on Forest Road 90, near Cougar, WA, and travels through private timberlands and state lands before entering Mount St. Helens National…

Climbers Bivouac Trailhead

A 2.7 mile winding gravel road (Forest Road 830) leads you to Climber’s Bivouac and the trailhead for Ptarmigan Trail #216A, the start of the Monitor Ridge Climbing Route. Fourteen or so tent pads with fire pits are available, as well as dispersed…

Johnston Ridge Observatory

Located at the end of State Highway 504 (52 miles east of Castle Rock), in the heart of the blast zone, the observatory hosts interpretive displays that tell the biological, geological, and human story of Mount St. Helens. Enjoy a breathtaking view of the volcano and crater or set out on a hike in the blast zone. US Geological Survey Volcano…

Trailhead: Blue Lake Hiker

Provides access to: Blue Lake Hiker Trail #274 The challenging trail climbs steeply in some areas, with rock steps built in to make the climb easier.  There are two foot bridges crossing the creek before the trail ends at Blue Lake. Alert: The access road to this trailhead is steep and narrow.

Site: Walupt Lake Day Use Picnic Area

Within Walupt Lake Campground. The Lake has a primitive boat ramp and day use area great for swimming and hanging out a hot summer day. Mosquitos can be a problem early in the season. There are numerous trails nearby. Walupt Lake Trail # 101…

Forest Road 48

FR 48 leaves Hwy 12 approximately 1.5 miles west of Packwood.  The road travels east to past the Lily Basin TH.  The Lily Basin TH leads into the Goat Rocks Wilderness Area. 

Trailhead: Jackpot Lake

Provides access to: Klickitat Trail #7 east of Cispus Lookout adjacent to Jackpot Lake.

Huckleberry Access

This viewpoint area offers a view of Mount St Helens.  In season it is an ideal spot to find huckleberries. It is paved with plenty of room for RV's.

Campground: Soda Spring

Soda Spring Campground is a small, rustic site located at the end of Forest Road 4510.052 in a stand of Douglas fir, western hemlock, and silver fir. The Campground has 6 sites suitable for tent camping, pickup campers, or smaller trailers. Summit Creek is nearby but not visible from the site but there are a number of dispersed sites along the creek in the area. Sites have moderate screening and are not crowded.…

Horse Camp: Lewis River

This rustic horse camp has access to many mixed use trails. There is a highline in each site and a stock only water trough with access to the Quartz Creek Trail and Lewis River Trail. There are nine camp sites and parking for 10 trailers and 15 vehicles.…

Forest Road 4109

Forest Road connection off Forest Road 41 to Silver Star Trailhead.

Sno-Park: Johnson Creek

In a mature and varied forest setting interspersed with mountain meadows and geographic features near Goat Rocks Wilderness where Wilderness Regulations apply.  Here visitors will find access to trails leading to remote forest…

Site: Ice Cave Picnic Area

A group of forested picnic areas with tables and fire rings are located adjacent to the Ice Cave, a popular 650 foot long cave that has a beautiful display of ice stalactites and ice stalagmites early in the season. When exploring the cave bring a flashlight/headlamp plus a back-up and a warm jacket even in summer months, as the cave remains cool. During winter visitors will need to park at…

Trailhead: Middle Trail (Upper)

Provides access to: Upper Middle Trail #26. Parking for 2 vehicles.

Lewis River

The Lewis River starts in the Cascades at Mount Adams approximately 75 miles northeast of Portland, OR and runs to the Columbia River. It flows through Gifford Pinchot National Forest, across central Skamania County, passing south of Mount St. Helens. A few towns along the Lewis River include Cougar, WA and Woodland, WA. Fishing opportunities: Catch and release from Eagle Cliff Bridge to lower falls including all…

Trailhead: Upper Falls/Quartz Creek

Provides access to: Lewis River Trail #31.  Parking for up to 8 vehicles.