Coldwater Ridge Visitor Center
Situated within the National Volcanic Monument and 43 miles east of Castle Rock, the center paints an amazing picture of how plants and animals survived the blast and the magic of their recovery throughout the blast zone.Enjoy the accessible .25 mile Winds of Change Interpretive Trail and marvel at how a stone-filled wind slammed into Coldwater Ridge during the May 18, 1980 eruption transforming the forests into what appeared to be a waste land. Then learn how the gentle winds of time, helped plants and animals return. Visitors can enjoy panoramic views of Mount St. Helens, newly formed lakes, blown down trees, and the debris-filled Toutle River Valley.Services include a video-wall theater program, interpretive exhibits, a staffed information desk, a gift shop, a Northwest Interpretive Association book sales area, and a restaurant with a selection of sandwiches, soups, salads, and drinks.
The Coldwater Ridge Visitor Center is located within the National Volcanic Monument and 43 miles east of Castle Rock, Washington.www.hobogrill.org