Mt. St. Helens - Johnston Observatory Visitor Center
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty
N 46° 16.511 W 122° 13.010
10T E 560341 N 5124920
Quick Description: This is an incredible overlook of the Mt. St. Helens crater and lava dome from the Johnston Observatory Visitors Center
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 8/28/2006 12:07:14 PM
Waymark Code: WMNR0
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Firebird
Views: 62

Long Description:
This is a great place to view our state's most disgruntled volcano. It is currenty quite active with several vent in the crater and lava dome that pour out steam. Right now it's safe to be at the observatory and even to hike the trails to get a bit closer. This picture is take from the overlook that is right next to the center. You will have to park in the main lot and then take a short walk up the hill to the main viewing area. To get to the observatory, take the Castle Rock exit off of I-5. Follow Spirit Lake Highway until it ends. There are three visitor centers along the way, but this one has the best view. It is $8 to visit both the Coldwater Ridge Visitor Center and this center and to use it's trails.
Type of overlook: platform

Picnic tables: no

Benches: no

Water/restrooms: yes

Overlook designation: Designated

Elevation: 4,314.00

View:
The crater, lava dome, and steam vents of Mt. St. Helens.


Visit Instructions:
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