Upcoming Events

May 3, 2019

Planetware: 20 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Washington State: #9:

When Mount St. Helens explosively erupted on May 18th, 1980, it reduced the peak by 1,300 feet and leveled much of the surrounding area. A cloud of ash rose 13 miles into the air.
September 19, 2019

Mt. St. Helens Eruption Stories

Are you interested in sharing your story of the eruption of Mount St Helens with Washington State Parks?
September 13, 2019

The Ultimate Pacific Northwest stargazing road trip

Encompassing the areas of British Columbia, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, the Pacific Northwest is a vast region of the Americas with towering mountains, awe-inspiring volcanoes, and […]
August 8, 2019

2021 Cowlitz County Tourism Grant Program

Cowlitz County Tourism is now accepting applications for the 2020 Grant Program. This program is designed to assist events attempting to attract more visitors to our […]
May 3, 2019

12 Top-Rated Hiking Trails at Mount St. Helens

Best of the best hiking in the Northwest Shared from Planetware.com Written by Brad LaneJan 24, 2019 Best known in modern history for its dramatic 1980 eruption, […]
May 3, 2019

Vancouver USA Magazine

Before you start your adventures exploring Vancouver USA, get an insider’s look at the top attractions and experiences with our 2018-19 travel magazine. All the info you need […]
May 3, 2019

Alaska Air Magazine Spring 2019

The mission of Alaska Beyond Magazine is to be the best travel, lifestyle and business publication covering the Alaska Airlines route system. It is designed to engage, entertain and inform the passengers of Alaska Airlines, a sophisticated audience of business and leisure travelers. Insightful, timely and cleanly designed, the magazine reflects the quality and integrity of Alaska Airlines.
May 3, 2019

Washington State Visitors Guide: 2019

The Official Washington State Visitors’ Guide is the essential, one-stop source for Washington State travelers. With stunning photography, detailed maps, and insider information on the state’s must-see attractions, the guide highlights the unique and appealing aspects of each of the state’s diverse travel regions. Convenient, complete, and compelling, the Official Washington State Visitors’ Guide makes it easy for travelers to find everything they need to enjoy and extend their stay in the Evergreen State. Order yours today!
May 3, 2019

USA Today – Go Escape – Summer 2018

Hot off the Press:  2018 View the magazine online
September 13, 2018

What’s changed since the Mount St. Helens eruption?

Shared from Q13 Fox SEATTLE — In the early spring of 1980, Mount St. Helens had a single seismograph monitoring earthquakes on the mountain. After numerous quakes were measured, […]
July 13, 2008

July 13, 2008 Eruptions End

Scientists declare that the 2004-2008 eruption has ended after building a new, 125-million-cubic-yard lava dome.
February 13, 2008

Early 2008 Dome Building

Dome-building slows to a halt and seismic activity drops.
May 13, 2005

2005 – Present Seismic Activity Resumes

Mount St. Helens continues to experience low rates of seismicity, low emissions of steam and volcanic gases, minor production of ash, and the growth of a […]
March 8, 2005

March 8, 2005 Ash Plume

The mountain sends ash and steam to an altitude of 36,000 feet, wowing spectators just before sunset.’
January 16, 2005

Jan. 16, 2005 Explosive Eruption

A 17-minute explosive eruption destroys instruments inside the crater.
November 5, 2004

Nov. 5, 2004 26 Million Cubic Yards

New dome reaches 26 million cubic yards.
October 11, 2004

Oct. 11, 2004 Lava Emerges

Lava emerges on the crater surface for the first time in 18 years.
September 23, 2004

Sept 23, 2004 Flurry of Earthquakes

The mountain stirs with a flurry of earthquakes.
August 2, 2004

Oct. 2, 2004 Evacuation of Johnston Ridge

Sustained tremors inside the mountain indicate movement of magma. The Forest Service evacuates visitors from Johnston Ridge Observatory.
May 13, 1997

1997 Johnston Ridge Opens

The U.S. Forest Service opens the Johnston Ridge Observatory five miles from the crater.
May 13, 1994

1994 Memorial Hwy Opens

The reconstructed 52-mile-long Spirit Lake Memorial Highway opens to traffic, connecting Castle Rock to stunning viewpoints in the blast zone.
June 1, 1987

1987 Sediment Dam Built

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers builds a dam to hold back sediment carried downstream by the North Fork of the Toutle.
May 13, 1987

1987 Summit Reopens

Volcano summit reopened to recreational climbing.
August 27, 1982

Aug. 27, 1982 National Monument

President Reagan signs a bill establishing the 110,000-acre Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument.
May 13, 2020

Andre Stepenkowsky recalls Eruption day 1980

Joining us for our first Facebook Live program is Andre Stepankowsky, City Editor for The Daily News. Andre will reflect on his experiences as a young […]
May 12, 2020

Bill Nye Live 2020

Bill Nye Live 2020
January 15, 2020

Mt. St. Helens Eruption

On March 20, 1980, Mount St. Helens experienced a magnitude 4.2 earthquake;[2] and, on March 27, steam venting started.[26] By the end of April, the north side of the mountain had […]
May 12, 2020

USFS Talk with a Ranger Q&A

USFS Talk with a Ranger Q&A
May 12, 2020

Mount St. Helens Virtual Story Hour

An inspirational evening event as we bring Mount St. Helens to your homes for a special 40th Eruption Anniversary program, with stories shared by folks who remember the pre-eruption days an Interpretive-Ranger led eruption talk, artist presentation, and follow-along volcano craft. More information will be posted on Washington State Parks social media.
May 12, 2020

Mt St Helens – Virtual OMSI Science Pub

Mt St Helens - Virtual OMSI Science Pub