Welcome to the Mt. St. Helen's KOA!

Revel in dramatic Pacific Northwest scenery from this KOA, terraced into a hill-side with inspiring views of a Douglas fir forest and beautiful sunsets. You'll enjoy the campground's peaceful country setting and convenient location. Situated about an hour from Portland, Oregon, and Olympia, Washington, it's an easy 2-mile drive from I-5, yet far enough off the highway to offer a quiet respite. One of the nation's most dramatic natural events occurred close by in 1980, when Mount St. Helens erupted. At the campground, you're just a few miles from the Mount St. Helens Visitor Center at Silver Lake, where you can learn about the eruption and visit scenic viewpoints and trails in and around the blast zone. This KOA is an ideal base for exploring the area or a convenient overnight stop in your RV. Your hosts: Brian, Ingrid, Adam and Hunter Orndoff.

And for all you fishermen or ladies, we have some of the best fishing sites all around us and just minutes away. There are so many things to do, such as go to the ocean or find a festival - there always seems to be something going on! So, set up your camp, then come to the office where we can help you find the adventure you desire. Come back in the evening and relax, planning for your next day of fun. North, south, east, or west, there are always things to do and see - some just down the road and some just an hour away. Nature is all around and it's calling you!

Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 75' Max Length
  • Cable TV
  • Propane ($)
  • Kamping Kitchen
  • Firewood ($)
  • Pavilion
  • Dog Park
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Ways to Stay

KOA Journey

KOA Journey Campgrounds

KOA Journey campgrounds are the perfect oases after a day on the road. Whether it’s along the way or a quick getaway, they’ve got you covered. Located near the highways and byways of North America with long Pull-thru RV Sites, they deliver convenience to the traveling camper. Pull in, ease back and take a load off.

KOA Journeys Feature:

  • Pull-through RV Sites with 50-amp service
  • Premium Tent Sites
  • Well lit after hours check-in service

Latest Hot Deal

Big Weekend

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WHEN: May 12-13, 2023

WHAT: Stay Friday night, May 12th at a participating campground, and get Saturday night, May 13th for just $20*.

WHY: The Big Weekend helps raise funds to send kids with cancer to medically-supervised camps all across North America. Kids fighting cancer deserve a chance to attend a summer camp and to just be a kid again. Funds raised from May 13 support KOA Care Camps which distributes more than $2.2 million dollars annually to support 132 oncology camps each year. Learn more at koacarecamps.org.

* Only at participating KOA locations. Applies to one-site, for two consecutive nights at the same KOA. Sites may be limited. Not valid with other discounts.

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Local Area

Mt. St. Helens

Longview/North Mount St Helens KOA is at the gateway to visiting the many natural and beautiful sites along Spirit Lake Memorial Highway (SR 504).  This paved State Route carries you to countless viewpoints that offer fantastic panoramic scenes for photography and lasting memories.  Nature is viewed at its best during your roadway journey to the end of the gradual climb to Johnston Ridge Visitor Center and newly finished Amphitheater.  There are four other visitor centers along SR 504, all of these contain different educational information, activities, and are each an enlightening stopping points. http://www.fs.fed.us/gpnf/volcanocams/msh/


Silver Lake Visitor Center

Silver Lake Visitor Center is located at 5 miles east of Interstate 5 on Sprit Lake Memorial Highway.  The visitor's center, opened in 1987, hosts more than 300,000 visitors a year.  “Inside, visitors may enjoy a variety of interpretive displays that set the scene for all the visitor centers at Mount St. Helens. There are comprehensive presentations on the cultural and historical significance of the area, a chronology of events leading up to the volcanic blast on May 18, 1980, local geology, and the re-growth and recovery of the area in the years since the eruption. Displays include several interactive exhibits, life-size manikins, a large, step-in model of the volcano and a working seismograph. Theater programs are offered twice an hour.
Outdoors, visitors can explore Silver Lake via a mile-long trail, including boardwalks over wetlands where a variety of migratory waterfowl may be viewed at different times of the year.” (quoted from website: http://parks.state.wa.us/245/Mount-St-Helens )


Mt St Helens Cellars

Mt St Helens Cellars winery is nestled in the hills of Silver Lake Washington.  The view of Mt St
Helens provides a picturesque backdrop for the winery.


Silver Lake, Washington

From our campgrounds, Silver Lake is about a 10 minute drive. Silver Lake is located next to Spirit Lake Memorial Highway. It has somewhere between 1650 and 2,996 surface acres depending on the amount on water in the lake which varies and 4 miles of shoreline. Average depth is 5 feet.
The lake features largemouth bass. Silver Lake also contains cutthroat & rainbow trout, catfish, and panfish. There are many sites to fish right from the shore. http://www.westernbass.com/lake/silver 

Another great fishing spot is: Driving Directions: From I-5 take exit 49, go east on SR 504 7.2 miles, turn right on Kerr Road, go 0.5 miles to access. Public fishing, boat access, and fishing dock.  http://wdfw.wa.gov/lands/water_access/30069