725 US Hwy 101 North
Crescent City, CA 95531
Phone: (707) 464-6106
Fax: (707) 464-2781
Illuminating the night sky for the first time in 1856, Battery Point Lighthouse has served as a beacon of light for sailors on the Pacific Coast for over 150 years. Named after the cannons that were salvaged from a shipwreck and then fired on the Fourth of July, the point is only accessible by foot on a low tide. Many stories and legends tell of a resident ghost that haunts the point with dreadfully heavy sounding footsteps being reported on the stairs during storms. Having become automated in 1953, the lighthouse no longer requires keepers but has caretakers and a marine museum on the premises with breathtaking views. The lighthouse is open to visitors April through September with tides permitting. Visit the website for detailed timings.
The Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park is a favorite among local families for a small vacation with its extensive camping facilities, beautiful hiking trails and a visitor center providing excellent information on the variety of flora and fauna found here. Spread over 10,430-acre (4,220 hectares), visitors have plenty of regions to explore in the park with well laid out trails and over 100 camping spots to spend the night. With its towering redwood trees, clear blue river streams, prime bird watching and animal spotting opportunities, the state park is a magical place that seems right out of a fairy tale book.
The St. George Reef Light is a historic lighthouse built in 1891. The inactive lighthouse is protected by a group of people who are striving hard to preserve it. The lighthouse is open to public and tour bookings for the year 2014 have started. For further information regrading dates and reservations you can log on to their website.