This high definition webcam displays a near real-time image of Mount St. Helens, taken from the Johnston Ridge Observatory.
The Observatory and VolcanoCam are located at an elevation of approximately 4,500 feet, about five miles from the volcano. You are looking approximately south-southeast across the North Fork Toutle River Valley.
The VolcanoCam image automatically updates approximately every five minutes.
This is a medium size of the actual image (640x480 vs 1024x768). It should fit on an average computer monitor without horizontal scrolling. This web page uses a Java applet to automatically refresh the image itself, instead of the entire web page.
Here is a non-Java version in medium size.