Silver Cove (near Mt. St. Helens – Silver Lake, WA)

Silver Cove RV Resort¬†was our choice for a weekend at Mt. St. Helens (and a little trip to Portland for the marathon). It is a very large and well maintained property with a variety of accommodation options. We stayed in a pull-thru spot near some adorable cabins next to the marsh waters. Some hard core kayakers were spotted even in the nonstop rain Sunday. We arrived pretty late and had a close call navigating around a wooden fence in the dark. A back in spot would have been preferable for privacy and scenic views but the short term rental section of the property wasn’t very busy so it was fine. We didn’t use the laundry or restroom facilities. Wi-fi worked fine and the staff was super friendly and helpful. We requested a late check-out due to the marathon in Portland (a good 90 min drive from the resort) and they were generous with the extra time/fees. The resort was a great launching point for a nice long and challenging bike ride into the blast zone, which was our main point in visiting. A few exits down the highway we found groceries/retail. Overall a great spot that is probably super busy in the summer – would go back for sure.

Elk lookout in the blast zone
Elk lookout in the blast zone
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hard work climbing up 3000′ in 15 miles!

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