View from Rainier, OR

View of St Helens from Vantage Point Near Longview

In the Spring of 1980, a good place to watch the volcanic activity of Mt. St. Helens was from a viewpoint near the Longview/Rainier bridge. The vantage point is along the Highway that goes toward Astoria from Rainier (less than a mile from the bridge). The Columbia River, Port of Longview, paper mill, lumber mill and bridge are easily visible from this spot. And when the weather cooperates, one might even get a view of Mt. St. Helens. 

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