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Mount St. Helens: Tours & Tickets

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While access to the still-steaming crater is forbidden, tourists flock to see what remains of this famous volcano.
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We stopped at Mt. St. Helens on our way north thru Gifford Pinchot national forest to Mt. Rainier We drove the east side access road to the Windy Ridge Viewpoint. We went past Spirit Lake. The lake shore is still littered with the fallen tree...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank IndiansFan832
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An incredible site to see. We stopped at the visitors center to walk around. Watched a video and learned so much about the devastation the eruption in 1980. I was 12 and remember it happened, but none of the details. The day was cloudy, but...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank hikenmike86
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an amazing site. Remember back in 1980 when it erupted. My husband and I have wanted to see this site for years, finally got there. The Visitor Center at Johnston Ridge Observatory is a great bonus to the site itself. When you go, take...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank jjhartwig
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were excited to finally go, but were quickly disappointed because the clouds obstructed the mountain completely! The visitors center was entertaining for all ages and was clean. I would recommend calling ahead for visibility info or checking that online.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank VMGT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn’t get to see this since there were so many clouds. But the visitor centers names should be changed because our maps did not take us there. However the visitor center at silver lake was very nice!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 938nancy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Plan to devote an entire day for this adventure. From Carson. WA, it takes about 2 1/2 hours to drive one way. The drive is very scenic. There are a few places along the way to picnic, so pack a lunch. McClellan viewpoint is one...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank ReggieCat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great stop if you are anywhere in the area. It is amazing that it has only been less than 40 years since this erupted. The views are great. Don’t forget to go in and pay. The money keeps the parks running.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank RachelJ906
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interstate 5, exit 49 will take you to Mt, St. Helen`s visitor center. Your at an elevation of 500` you will pas "Silver Lake" on to Toutle the last services stop. stay with route 504. Mount St. Helen`s is at 8,365 feet, spectacular just spectacular.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Explore694115
Reviewed September 2, 2019 via mobile

What stunning scenery you can see on the mountain drive... We visited the observatory and looked right into the crater of Mount saint Helens.. the center has lots of information and some activities you can participate in... A thoroughly enjoyable educational day

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank shyboy2011
Reviewed September 2, 2019 via mobile

The active volcano is worth to watch and the drive is beyond beautiful! There are many view point on the way where you can stop and watch the marvelous views around .

Date of experience: September 2019
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travelbuff0701
June 15, 2019|
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Response from ColbyHannah | Reviewed this property |
Johnston Ridge for sure.
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archlav
April 28, 2019|
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Response from Sunshine405155 |
Drive around to the east side and view from Windy Ridge. The hike from Johnston Ridge sounds more than you want to do.
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