Mount Saint Helens
Wildlife Area Location

Daren Hauswald
2108 Grand Boulevard
Vancouver, WA 98661
(360) 906-6756

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Mount Saint Helens Wildlife Area
Gardner Unit
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.
Viewing Opportunities


  • Songbirds
  • How to Get Here
    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.
    Unique Features
    Area heavily impacted by the 1980 mudflows and erosion since that time.
    Other Information
    Site is accessed through Harry Gardner County Park.
    Wildlife Area Habitat Conservation Plans
    Weekender Report
    Wildlife Viewing Guides
    Accessing Washington's Outdoors
    Find a Water Access Site
    GoHunt - Interactive Mapping
    Green Dot Maps
    • Dog walking
    • Fishing
    • Hiking
    • Wildlife viewing

    If you are Hunting or Fishing, remember to check all current regulations.

    Activities may include restrictions or require permits. Please see Public Conduct Rules for more information.