Presentation on theme: "Positive effects of Volcanic Activity"— Presentation transcript:
1Positive effects of Volcanic Activity Mt. St. HelensPositive effects of Volcanic Activity
2North 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
3Castle Rock – Exit 49 some motel accommodations … Harry Truman Memorial
4Silver Lake Visitor Centre 7 days / week all year 9am to 4pm - $3 entry
5Silver Lake Visitor Centre Exhibits, movie, models … rangers, gift shop.
7Blue 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”
8Hoffstadt 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.
9Hoffstadt Bluffs Visitor Centre Deposits still fill valley floor of Toutle River North Fork.Forestry re-growing on valley sides.
10From 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.
11National Volcanic Monument – Not a National Park – may restrict leisure activities Cycling Highway 504 … ‘no through road’
12Further south – Mt. Hood 30 miles SE of Portland (Oregon) Seatosummit lift from Portland city centre - $40/person single
13Timberline 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
14All year round visitors to hotel – mainly for skiing