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West Side

The West Side offers amazing crater views, exhibits and films, Mount St. Helens Institute education programs, fishing and picnicking at Coldwater Lake, and hiking.


Johnston Ridge Observatory is open mid-May through October from 10am – 6pm.   Access from State Route 504 via I-5 (SR 504 is generally snow-free from mid-May thru the end of October).

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