Mount St. Helens National Monument
Food, Lodging and Other Services

With the exception of limited food service at the Cold Water Ridge Visitor Center, you will have to look outside the boundaries of the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument to find food, lodging and other services. To help you in your search, we have listed below several communities with services catering to Mount St. Helen's visitors. Population figures, where given, are for incorporated cities and towns from the 1997 U.S. Census Estimate.

The communities are listed in terms of their distance along Interstate Highway 5 (I-5) as measured from State Route (SR) 504, the primary access route for visiting Mount St. Helens.

North of State Highway 504.

Olympia, WA. 56 miles north of SR 504 on I-5. Population, 38,650.

Centralia, WA. 33 miles north of SR 504 on I-5. Population, 13,480.

Chehalis, WA. 29 miles north of SR 504 on I-5. Population, 7,035.

State Highway 504

Castle Rock, WA Intersection of SR 504 and I-5. Population, 2,115.

Toutle. About 7 miles east of I-5 on State Highway 504.

South of State Highway 504

Kelso, WA. 10 miles south of SR 504 on I-5. Population, 11,950.

Longview. 11 miles south of SR 504 on I-5. Population, 33,620.

Vancouver, WA. 49 miles south of SR 504 on I-5. Population, 127,900.

Portland, OR. 54 miles south of SR 504 on I-5.

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