MountStHelens.com Information Resource Center
The Mt. St. Helens Forest
Learning Center is located inside
the blast zone of the May 18,
1980 eruption of Mount St.
Helens on Highway 504. It is a
Washington State Department of
Transportation and the Rocky
Mountain Elk Foundation. The
Visitor Center is open to the
public free of charge. Walk
through a life-like forest and
experience the Eruption
Chamber. Learn about forest
recovery, reforestation and
conservation of forest resources.
Located at Milepost 33
Outdoors Volcano Playground
Best Place for Elk Viewing – Real Ones !
See spectacular views of the mountain, elk and replanted forests. Hike a short trail through the
planted forest and learn about biodiversity. Have fun on the volcano slide at the playground.
Eruption Theater – Free Eruption Movie !
Recovery Forest – watch that first step !
Salvage, Recovery and Reforestation
Virtual Mt. St. Helens Helicopter Tour
Interactive Kids Exhibits
Official Forest Learning Center WebSite
The Forest Learning Center is a fascinating place that attracts
more than 200,000 visitors every year from all over the world.
2017: Exhibits are open May 26 September 10, 5 days a
week, 10am 4pm, ( Closed Wed Thurs). The gift
shop, elk viewing, trails play area open daily from Mid-
May thru October. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
through September and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in October.
Admission is free. Phone: 360-274-7750
From I-5 take Exit 49 to Highway 504 (Spirit Lake Memorial
Highway) and continue east to Milepost 33. For additional
information, great photos, teachers information, and more –
even a movie clip from 1941 – please visit the:
Don’t miss their great giftshop – lots of geology items, kids stuff, Mount St. Helens Jewelry, huckleberry gourmet foods, hiking
sticks, ash glass art, ornaments, ash ceramics, tee shirts, jackets, caps, eruption DVD’s, books, photos, and tons of additional
unique Mt. St. Helens gifts. Their gift shop is operated by the Mount St. Helens Discovery Group, LLC
Voted Best Exhibits on the Highway !
Valley Bugler – 2007
Forest Learning Center
Mt. St. Helens Jewelry
Glass Art from Ash
Mt. St. Helens Books
MSH DVD’s / Videos
Mt. St. Helens Souvenirs
Postcards ( really. )
Volcano Rescue Shirts
MSH Prints, framed
MSH Prints, unframed
Native American Gifts
Large Toy Section
Glass Nail Files
$25 Mt.St.Helens coats !
and much more.
The place for
Mt. St. Helens
How Close is the Forest Learning
Center to Mount St. Helens. Click to
Enlarge Google satellite map.