Tawas Point State Park
Contact Address Information:
686 Tawas Beach Road
This lighthouse stands within Tawas Point State Park. The station had been used for Coast Guard housing, but it was transferred to the State of Michigan in 1999.
Tower Height: 67
Height of Focal Plane: 70
Description of Tower: White, conical brick tower with red trim.
This light is operational
1876 1.5 story keeper's house, attached to tower.
Date Established: 1853
Date Present Tower Built: 1876
Date Automated: ?
Optics: 1876: Fourth order Fresnel lens (still in use).
Current Use: Active aid to navigation, attraction in state park.
Open To Public? Yes.
Take US Route 23 north through East Tawas, then go east on Tawas Beach Road two and a half miles to the state park. The lighthouse is open to the public 1-4 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Listed on the
National Register of Historic Places