Washington Volcanoes Area info

Wonder and Awe Fill The Views With Washington Volcanoes

An awe-inspiring sight on the Seattle horizon is Mt Rainier. This massive volcano has a vertical rise, out of the surrounding plateau, equal to the tallest mountains on Earth. More than a mile high on the southern shoulder of the mountain, a lodge and parking area overlooking Paradise Valley, appropriately named, is accessible by car almost all year. You can stay in comfort on the mountain or in one of the scenic towns nearby. Walk or hike the countless trails through ancient forests; spy on glaciers while standing amid a sea of wildflowers.

Eruption of Mt. St. Helens Washington Volcanoes

Eruption of Mount Saint Helens in Washington State

The May 18, 1980 eruption of Mt St Helens provided an opportunity to see the Earth recreating itself. Twenty years later, one can witness firsthand the land being reborn, sprouting anew through the still surreal moonscape of lava and ash. See whole forests blown over by the force of the blast. Visit a number of visitor centers located just a few miles from the massive crater. Each stop gives you a different visual and educational perspective. You can even see a new dome forming.

The Columbia River Gorge is a spectacular river canyon cutting through the volcanic rock of the Cascade Mountain Range. Join some of the world’s best windsurfers who flock to this natural wonder. For scenery, you can’t beat a drive or bike tour along the historic Highway 14. Or hike one of the waterfall trails, then relax in the comforts of one of the many bed and breakfasts, inns or luxurious lodges in the area.

See the suggested Battle of the Washington Volcanoes itinerary

Mount St. Helens Washington Volcanoes Web Cam

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Washington State Volcanoes Tour Contacts

Mount St. Helens Visitor Services: call 360-274-7750


Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
11610 Trek Drive East
Eatonville, WA 98328
Main number: 360-832-6117
Group tickets: 360-832-7166
Reservations for events/programs: 360-832-7166
Fax: 360-832-6118

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Mt. St. Helens National Monument Tour
This haunting but beautiful journey takes you into the heart of Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. On your immersive Mt. St. Helens tour, you’ll journey just miles from the crater to view the steaming volcano, witness how the ecosystem is recovering from the powerful eruption of 1980, and walk through the park with your naturalist guide to learn about how volcanoes are monitored and how events transpired on that fateful day. Our Mt. St. Helens Tour includes pick-up/drop-off from downtown Seattle hotels with transport in Mercedes vehicles, all entry fees, an expert naturalist guide, and a fresh, family-style lunch with local wine!

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Optional Accommodations for Group Tours and Individual Travelers

BEST WESTERN PLUS Park Place Inn & Suites
Sales PH: 360-748-4040 ext 400
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Volcano Country Cities and Towns


  • Adna
  • Alder
  • Alderdale
  • Alderton
  • Amboy
  • Anderson Island
  • Appleton
  • Ariel
  • Arletta
  • Ashford


  • B Z Corner
  • Battle Ground
  • Bickleton
  • Bingen
  • Boistfort
  • Bonney Lake
  • Brush Prairie
  • Buckley
  • Bucoda
  • Burnett
  • BZ Corner


  • Camas
  • Carbonado
  • Carrolls
  • Carson
  • Cascade Park
  • Castle Rock
  • Centerville
  • Centralia
  • Chehalis
  • Chelatchie
  • Cinebar
  • Columbia Gorge
  • Cook
  • Cougar
  • Crystal Mountain
  • Curtis


  • Dallesport
  • Dash Point
  • Doty
  • Du Pont


  • East Olympia
  • Eatonville
  • Edgewood
  • Elbe
  • Ethel


  • Fife
  • Fircrest
  • Fox Island
  • Frederickson


  • Galvin
  • Gate
  • Gig Harbor
  • Gilmer
  • Glenoma
  • Glenwood
  • Goldendale
  • Graham


  • Hazel Dell
  • Heisson
  • Hockinson
  • Home
  • Home Valley
  • Husum


  • Kalama
  • Kapowsin
  • Kelso
  • Key Center
  • Kid Valley
  • Klickitat


  • La Center
  • La Grande
  • Lacey
  • Lakebay
  • Lakewood
  • Lexington
  • Littell
  • Littlerock
  • Longbranch
  • Longmire
  • Longview
  • Lyle


  • Marys Corner
  • Maytown
  • McKenna
  • McMillin
  • Meadow Glade
  • Midland
  • Milton
  • Mineral
  • Morton
  • Mossyrock
  • Mount Adams Area
  • Mount Rainier Area
  • Mount St. Helens Area
  • Mt. Adams Area
  • Mt. Rainier Area
  • Mt. St. Helens Area
  • Muckleshoot Tribe
  • Murdock


  • Napavine
  • Nisqually
  • Nisqually Tribe
  • North Bonneville


  • Ohanapecosh
  • Olympia
  • Onalaska
  • Orchards
  • Orting


  • Packwood
  • Paradise
  • Parkland
  • Pe Ell
  • Ponders Corner
  • Puyallup
  • Puyallup Tribe


  • Rainier
  • Randle
  • Ridgefield
  • Rochester
  • Roosevelt
  • Rosedale
  • Roy
  • Ruston
  • Ryderwood


  • Salkum
  • Salmon Creek
  • Silver Creek
  • Silver Lake
  • Skamania
  • Skokomish Tribe
  • Snoqualmie Tribe
  • South Hill
  • South Prairie
  • Spanaway
  • Squaxin Island Tribe
  • Steilacoom
  • Stella
  • Stevenson
  • Summit
  • Sumner
  • Sunrise


  • Tacoma
  • Tenino
  • Tillicum
  • Toledo
  • Tono
  • Toutle
  • Trout Lake
  • Tulalip Tribes
  • Tumwater
  • Twin Cities


  • Underwood
  • University Place


  • Vader
  • Vancouver
  • Vaughn


  • Wahkiacus
  • Washougal
  • Wauna
  • White Pass
  • White Salmon
  • Wilkeson
  • Willard
  • Winlock
  • Wishram
  • Wishram Heights
  • Wollochet
  • Woodland


  • Yacolt
  • Yale
  • Yelm
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