Designed to accommodate disabled visitors except at forest trail. Wheelchairs are available at center.
A one-mile hike, including a paved ¼-mile interpretive loop, through a forest replanted after
Wide selection of books, clothing, glassware and souvenirs.
Five outdoor picnic tables. No food service is available at the center. Snacks and beverages are
sold in the gift shop.
First aid station inside center.
Volcano-theme play area designed for young children.
Elevated area with spectacular views of mountain, debris flow and elk herds inhabiting valley below.
The trees that we planted at Mount St. Helens continue to grow - and so does the story of renewable,
sustainable forests. Exhibits at the Forest Learning Center illustrate how these forests are managed
today to ensure that there will be forests in the future. Some of our most popular exhibits are:
The Forest That Was
Sights, sounds and "feel" of a forest at Mount St. Helens just moments before the eruption
"You Are There" multi-media program lets you be an eyewitness to the blast
Salvage, Recovery and Reforestation
Explore the massive destruction caused by the eruption, and learn about the amazing return of plants,
fish and wildlife
Virtual Chopper Tour
Sit in a helicopter cockpit and view Mount St. Helens and the surrounding landscapes
See how we manage forests to protect habitat and also provide products for future generations
Appreciate the resiliency of the forests at Mount St. Helens and the learning opportunities they
Learn how seeds germinate, trees grow and plants photosynthesize, and practice forestry skills at the Forest Challenge exhibit