The Port of St. Helens is a beautiful place to enjoy outdoor recreation and view the beautiful peaks of Mount Adams, Mount Hood, and Mount St. Helens. The Port of St. Helens is an hour's drive from Douglas fir forests and just a half-hour from the City of Portland.
The Port of St. Helens has a temperate oceanic climate with warm and relatively dry summers and mild damp winters. Temperatures in the Port of St. Helens range from an average high of 21°C (70°F) in July and August to an average low of 4°C (40°F) in December and January.
The Port of St. Helens is located about 55 kilometers (35 miles) southwest of Mount St. Helens in Washington State. Visitors will want to check out the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument that was established after the famous 1980 eruption. The monument contains the area around the mountain that was impacted by the eruption, and it includes recreation sites, visitors centers, interpretive areas, and significant sites.
The Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge is just seven kilometers (4.4 miles) from the Port of St. Helens across the Columbia River in southwest Washington. The Ridgefield Complex includes four national wildlife refuges with wetlands, sloughs, wet meadows, riparian forests, and wet meadows that have supported humans for thousands of years. The Refuge is open daily during daylight hours, although it may be closed on occasion for maintenance or bad weather.