The photo to the right shows the mudflow from a viewpoint on one of the horse tours that Mark Smith leads.
Of course, you could walk around by yourself and find stuff, but how cool is it to have a guide whose family has been entrenched in the valley since well before the Mountain blew?
Mark has an insider's viewpoint that very few folks have; his family owned the Spirit Lake Lodge, which was across the lake from Harry Truman and the infamous Mount St. Helens Lodge at Spirit Lake. (Read more about that on our History page!) Now he and his wife Dawn own and operate the 90-acre Eco Park Resort. They both can tell stories you won't hear anywhere else.
Please use our handy customer worksheet to figure out your tour needs.
RIDE THE ECO PARK ADVENTURE TRAILS!
Call us at 360-274-7007 during office hours 9am-6pm PST) to reserve your two hour ride. Or e-mail us.
$40.00 per person / per hour
Bookable Time Slots:
Monday/Tuesdays are reserved for special groups that have made prior arrangements.
Restrictions apply: age and weight limits. Please contact us for information. Space is limited, and reservations are strongly recommended. Take a look at the Horse Photo Gallery, and you will be ready to saddle up.
Take a look at the Horse Photo Gallery, and you will be ready to saddle up!
Apparel needed for riding...Long pants, closed-toe shoes. Boots are great, but if you don't have them, a pair of tennis shoes will do just fine.
Please arrive 1/2-hour BEFORE your scheduled ride. This allows time to fill out paper work and size you to your horse.
We are teaming up with Applebee Aviation to book copter tours again--weather permitting. Fly right from the park! Take a look at the Helicopter photo gallery to get an idea of what a great adventure you're in for.
Call 360-274-7007 (Eco Park Resort), or 1-866-311-Heli (Applebee). Applebee Aviation is fully Insured.
All flights are conducted on a weather-permitting basis and are subject to availability. Customized tours are available on request. Please call for availability and flight schedule.
(Yep...that's the crater as viewed from a helicopter. Click here for a live view of the mountain!)
Our Motor Coach Step-On Guide Services for the 2006 Mount St. Helens Tour season offer a variety of services.
STEP ON GUIDES who are local people with knowledge and experience in the area. Many are eye-witness survivors of the eruption and can provide first-hand accounts of the May 18, 1980 event. They are additionally trained to provide an educational, humorous and entertaining presentation to your clients. Each guide is equipped with our famous Elk Shed Antler to visually assist in education about Elk–the largest mammals living in the area. Your clients will gain memories that will last a lifetime.
The cost for this service is only $150 per bus (tax and gratuity not included.) Your guide will be available to you for 4-hours, $37.50 for each additional hour, or all day for $300 (up to a maximum of eight hours.)
We can also make additional arrangements for lunch. Please use our handy customer worksheet to help you figure the cost for your group.
Logger Lunch. The lunch menu includes our famous logger stew in a sourdough bread bowl, fresh green salad, choice of dressing and beverage. Price is just $11.95 per person. A vegetarian menu is also available.
For An extra fee, you can modify your menu to include BBQ chicken and/or a scrumptious dessert. We can also set up a special musical treat for an additional fee. Please call for specifics. Each tour group is different and prices vary.
All meals and shows are served at Eco Park Resort. Contact us at 1-877-255-1980 during office hours (9:00 am to 7:00 pm West Coast time) for further information and reservations. Or e-mail us regarding your reservation needs and we will respond by e-mail within 24-hours. Please fill out our customer worksheet before you call or email us.
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What a neat concept this place is! My husband and I did not stay at the Eco Park, but after using their services, we really regret it. We were a little deterred by their website, thinking that the Park might be too rustic and didn't like the concept of shared bathrooms. We were wrong. After seeing the other choices in accommodations in Castle Rock, you're better off at Eco Park.
It is beautifully maintained with plenty of wildlife. Their restaurant had the nicest interior and ambiance of all of the places we ate at in Castle Rock. The cafe is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and the food is good.