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.
Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument was the United States' first such monument managed by the U.S. Forest Service. 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
It really puts into perspective the destruction and subsequent rehabitation after the great eruption. more »
We we Mt to Mt St Helens while in WA State visiting Family. It had been 10 years since we were there. It was awesome to see how the trees and vegetation had grown back over the last 10 years. The... 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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