Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, Amboy

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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. It was the third national monument to be 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.
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  • You must make the trip to the Johnston Observatory. We were so lucky that we had a clear day and could see the top. We stopped at the Visitor's Center on the way up as well. This had a great hike... 
    You must make the trip to the Johnston Observatory. We were so lucky that we had a clear day and could see the top. We stopped at the Visitor's Center on the way up as well. This had a great hike...  more »
  • By far the best opportunity to see the volcano ... You will need to be the judge based on the 102 mile round trip to the Johnston Observatory on the Spirit Highway ... definitely a must for an only... 
    By far the best opportunity to see the volcano ... You will need to be the judge based on the 102 mile round trip to the Johnston Observatory on the Spirit Highway ... definitely a must for an only...  more »
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  • Spect view of a essential location to visit in WA. The Staff was...lukewarm. But not rude. It helps when people show enthusiasm for their jobs.
  • A must go place

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