Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument is a U.S. National Monument that includes the area around Mount St. Helens in Washington. It was established on August 27, 1982 by U.S. President Ronald Reagan following the 1980 eruption. The 110,000 acre (445 km2) National Volcanic Monument was set aside for research, recreation, and education. Inside the Monument, the environment is left to respond naturally to the disturbance.Plan to visit Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Amboy attractions using our Amboy trip planner.
At dedication ceremonies on May 18, 1983, Max Peterson, head of the USFS, said, "we can take pride in having preserved the unique episode of natural history for future generations." Since then, many trails, viewpoints, information stations, campgrounds, and picnic areas have been established to accommodate the increasing number of visitors each year.
Beginning in 1983, visitors have been able to drive to Windy Ridge, only 4 miles (6.4 km) northeast of the crater.
Mountain climbing to the summit of the volcano has been allowed since 1986.
Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument reviews
I have been to the monument several times, but only on the third time was I able to see the mountain! Luckily, it was on a day where I had a permit to climb to the rim! What a fantastic experience..... more »
We did the loop trip and camped near a stream in the old forest. We day hiked from there on the loop trail. more »
This is a must stop site. Yes you have to pay admission because it is part of the National Park system. Well worth the price of admission. If you don't go into the building there's plenty of spots to view Mount Saint Helens from and get those perfect pictures on a perfect weather today.
This place is listed four times. See "Mount... Monument, Washington" for my review.
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