Coldwater Lake

Located at milepost 45 on State Route 504, Coldwater Lake Recreation Area offers a unique opportunity to explore the lake’s origins and current flora and fauna. Enjoy a leisurely stroll on a quarter mile interpretive boardwalk that describes how the events of the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens formed this lake.

A great place to fish, kayak and enjoy other small personal watercraft. The quarter-mile Birth of a Lake Interpretive Trail unfolds the formation and evolution of Coldwater Lake and is wheel chair accessible. Restrooms and picnic tables are available.

  • ADA Accessible
  • Fee Required
  • Interpretive Signage
  • Trained Guides Available
  • Visitor Center on Site

Get more information on this area from

National Geographic