Mt St Helens Visitor Center
The Silver Lake Visitor Center is a world-class facility located on the western shore of Silver Lake. With its high ceilings and massive windows, the outdoors becomes a part of the architecture. Your senses will come alive as you enjoy the interactive exhibits, a step-in model of the volcano and theater programs that are offered twice an hour. Outside, a mile-long trail takes you into marshy plains surrounding Silver Lake where you can see waterfowl and a picture-perfect view of the mountain.
Make sure to take in one of the comprehensive presentations on the historical and cultural significance of the area. View exhibits showing the chronology of events leading up to the eruption and see the working seismograph. On your trip to Mount St. Helens, Silver Lake Visitor Center is the closest to I-5.
Visitor Center Hours:
March 1 – May 15, open daily 9:00 – 4:00
May 16 – September 15, open daily 9:00 – 5:00
September 16 – October 31, open daily 9:00 – 4:00
November 1 – February 28, open Thursday through Monday 9:00 – 4:00