Presentation on theme: "Positive effects of Volcanic Activity"— Presentation transcript:
1 Positive effects of Volcanic Activity Mt. St. HelensPositive effects of Volcanic Activity
2 North Fork Toutle River - Visitor Attractions 2010 1 Silver Lake Visitor Centre (10 min)2 7 Wonders Museum3 Eco Park Resort4 Hoffstadt Bluffs Visitor Centre / Grill (30 min)5 Weyerhaeuser Forest Centre (45 min)6 Hummocks Trail7 Johnston Ridge Observatory (90 min)Access by Road …South from Seattle 2 hours (south) down Interstate 5North from Portland 1 hour (north) up Interstate 5Leave at Exit 49 at Castle Rock and follow Highway 504.Times to attractions are driving from Exit 49
3 Castle Rock – Exit 49 some motel accommodations … Harry Truman Memorial
4 Silver Lake Visitor Centre 7 days / week all year 9am to 4pm - $3 entry
5 Silver Lake Visitor Centre Exhibits, movie, models … rangers, gift shop.
7 Blue Heron Inn – Bed and Breakfast Accommodation “Tourism has helped to revitalise the Toutle Valley after a very bleak period economically in the 1980s. Visitors come all year round from all over the world. Attracted by the National Volcanic Monument of Mt. St. Helens”
8 Hoffstadt Bluffs Visitor Centre – 7 days a week; 9 to close – hours extend in the summer Helicopter tours in the summer season give views of the blast zone.
9 Hoffstadt Bluffs Visitor Centre Deposits still fill valley floor of Toutle River North Fork.Forestry re-growing on valley sides.
10 From May 29th 2010Starting at $159 / personEvery 30 minsOver 40,000 passengers in 18 years of tradingJohnston Ridge Observatory Closed in Winter280-seat theatre10,000 square-foot exhibit hallstaffed information deskinterpretive sales arearestrooms, public phones, parking for 350 cars, 50 RV's and 20 busesviewing plazatrailhead access to the Boundary Trail #1 leading east and westinterpretive staff will offer a variety of formal talks and guided walks.
11 National Volcanic Monument – Not a National Park – may restrict leisure activities Cycling Highway 504 … ‘no through road’
12 Further south – Mt. Hood 30 miles SE of Portland (Oregon) Seatosummit lift from Portland city centre - $40/person single
13 Timberline Lodge at 6000’ – half way up Mt. Hood. Built in 1937 as part of Roosevelt’s New Deal –A Ski Lodge to help develop a new leisure industry
14 All year round visitors to hotel – mainly for skiing