Mount Saint Helens
Wildlife Area Location

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

 
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Mount Saint Helens Wildlife Area
Hoffstadt Unit
The 3,816-acre Hoffstadt Unit is located east of Castle Rock in the North Fork Toutle River Valley. The unit is comprised of mixed conifer and deciduous forest, small meadows, and the debris plain from the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens. The area is primarily managed for elk. The eastern portion of this unit, which is within the Loo-wit Game Management Unit (GMU 522), is part of the Mudflow Elk Area and is open to elk hunting by special permit only. All other hunting within the Loo-wit GMU 522 is restricted.
Viewing Opportunities

Birds

  • Songbirds
  • Birds of Prey
  • Upland Birds
  • Waterfowl
  • Mammals

  • Deer
  • Elk
  • How to Get Here
    Access Site #1
    Driving Directions
    Access to unit properties on the south side of the North Fork Toutle River: From Castle Rock drive east on Highway 504/Spirit Lake Highway 10 miles to the town of Toutle, and turn east on South Toutle Road. Drive approximately four miles on South Toutle Road and turn south onto Weyerhaeuser 4100 Road. Drive to the 4200 Road and take it to gain access to the southern portion of the Hoffstadt Unit using several different road options.
    Parking/Restroom Information
    There is no designated parking area, and no restrooms in this unit.
    Access Site #2
    Driving Directions
    Access to unit properties on the north side of the North Fork Toutle River: From Castle Rock drive east on Highway 504/Spirit Lake Highway approximately 25 miles. The unit does not border the highway and a Weyerhaeuser Access Permit may be required to access this portion of the Hoffstadt Unit.
    Parking/Restroom Information
    There is no designated parking area, and no restrooms in this unit.
    Other Information
    Sections of the debris plain are unstable and unsettled soft soils, which may be a difficult or impassable to walk across.
     
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       OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
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