Where Mount St. Helens happened. The historic downtown is located along the Cowlitz River west of I-5 at Exits 48 and 49. Many shops feature both Mount St. Helens and Pacific Northwest gifts, as well as antiques and other collectibles. While visiting, view the graphic portrait of the history and culture of Castle Rock at the Exhibit Hall. And be sure to stop at the Harry Truman Memorial Park to read about the legendary Spirit Lake resort owner who refused to abandon his home to Mount St. Helens.
Castle Rock Trip Ideas
My, how things change. In the last 30-plus years, life has flourished anew on this Cascade peak: Forests have retaken barren flanks, migrating elk have... Read More
From resplendent old-growth forests and verdant rainforests to sandy coastal sanctuaries and freshwater lakes framed by sky-scraping peaks, Washington state’s... Read More
It was the volcanic eruption heard around the world—figuratively. When Mount St. Helens blew its top on May 18, 1980, its summit was reduced by 1,300-plus... Read More