The Coldwater Ridge Visitor Center, a low-slung, green-roofed building nestles atop Coldwater Ridge where visitors can view the 8,366 foot volcano and its crater. Nature takes its course within the National Volcanic Monument as plants, trees and animals return.

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Coldwater Ridge Visitor Center is located 43 miles east of Castle Rock on State Route 504. The center includes interactive exhibits with an ecological focus, ranger-led programs, bookstore, gift shop and restaurant. Visitors to Coldwater enjoy panoramic view of the volcano, the newly formed lakes, and the debris-filled Toutle River Valley. With over one million visitors coming to Coldwater Ridge each year, it’s important to stay on the trails and to help protect this unique landscape.

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