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This is a great lake with clear water, suitable for swimming with young children. The view of this lake is so serene and tranquil with Mt St Helen as the backdrop. It has a well maintained boardwalk and a short trail to the mouth of...More
This lake was created by the eruption, and it I can't even describe how serene is it. There is a short boardwalk with information posts to share the story of how the lake was created. The water is as clear as you can possible imagine....More
This is a good place to stop and have lunch or a break after or before visiting St Helen's. Its pretty and relaxing. You can walk on pretty even keel trails with a nice lake and river area. There are picnic tables and bathrooms. The...More
We stopped here for a picnic on our way back from the Johnston Ridge Observatory. This stop has bathrooms, picnic tables, and a short trail that takes you out to the lake. There are small islands of debris flow deposits from the 1980 eruption of...More
Beautiful lake with a view of Mt. St. Helen's. Easy paved path to the lake, several viewing/fishing decks built along the way. We visited on June 12 and the wildflowers were blooming profusely-daisies, Indian paintbrush, foxglove among others. Great photo ops everywhere.
We visited Coldwater Lake (and newly formed in 1980 by the eruption) and walked the extensive wooden walkways over the water. The whole area is great for photography. It's hard to believe this lake was not there forty years ago - it looks eternal but...More
This lake was made during the eruption of Mount St Helens and the history of how it has evolved and how the flora and fauna emerged afterwards was interesting. I also imagine it has good views of the volcano but it was too misty on...More