Just in time for the July 4th holiday another recreational opportunity opens at Mount St. Helens on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

Beginning Thursday, July 4, 2024, Forest Road 99 leading to the Windy Ridge Interpretive Site on the northeast side of Mount St. Helens will be open to the public. As a reminder, there remains a road closure on Forest Road 25, south of FR 99, due to last year’s landslide. Windy Ridge is only accessible from the north on Forest Road 25 via Randle. The southern extent of the Forest Road 25 road closure is located at milepost 38.6 just north of the Forest Road 93 junction.

Visitor/Information Centers open on the July 4th holiday include:

For current recreation condition reports visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/giffordpinchot/recreation#conditions

Current Monument Restrictions: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd1173420.pdf

Visit the Gifford Pinchot National Forest website for updates: www.fs.usda.gov/giffordpinchot