The 43-acre Gardner Unit is managed for riparian habitat and fishing access. It is located northeast of Silver Lake. The area is at the confluence of the North and South Fork Toutle Rivers and is part of the debris plain of the Mount St. Helens eruption. The unit provides fishing access to both forks of the Toutle River.
How to Get Here
Map and Driving Directions
Access Site #1
Driving Directions From SR 504 in the town of Toutle turn south onto S. Toutle River Rd and travel about 1/2 half miles. Access is through Harry Gardner Park on north side of the road.
Area heavily impacted by the 1980 mudflows and erosion since that time.
Site is accessed through Harry Gardner County Park.
A Discover Pass or WDFW Vehicle Access Pass
is required on all WDFW lands. Learn more at DiscoverPass.wa.gov