The Big Bang Mount St Helens Volcano Eruption Anniversary

Castle Rock, Washington

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Treat yourself to a weekend at Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument on the anniversary of its most recent eruption, May 18, 1980. Stop at the visitor center (normally open May through November, and now operated by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission) to see exhibits, magnificent views of Mount St. Helens, and the Silver Lake wetlands. A year-round nature trail also begins here. The 48-mile drive to the end of the road has many viewpoints where you can enjoy Mount St. Helens, the Toutle River mudflow, forests, and wildlife.
Washington Nature Weekends

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Washington Nature Weekends

by Sunny Walter & Janet O'Mara (Falcon Guides)

Treat yourself to a weekend at Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument on the anniversary of its most recent eruption, May 18, 1980.

Stop at the visitor center (normally open May through November, and now operated by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission) to see exhibits, magnificent views of Mount St. Helens, and the Silver Lake wetlands. A year-round nature trail also begins here. The 48-mile drive to the end of the road has many viewpoints where you can enjoy Mount St. Helens, the Toutle River mudflow, forests, and wildlife.

©  Sunny Walter & Janet O'Mara/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Nature Trips
Nearby City: Castle Rock
Duration: Up to a weekend
Season: Best in May
Local Contacts: Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
Driving Directions: Directions to The Big Bang: Mount St. Helens Volcano Eruption Anniversary

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