Battery Point Lighthouse

Crescent City

Redwoods + Del Norte Coast, California

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Battery Point Lighthouse

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  • Battery Point Lighthouse is one of California's oldest lighthouses.- Battery Point Lighthouse
  • Low tide grants access to Battery Point.- Battery Point Lighthouse
  • At higher tides Battery Point Lighthouse is inaccessible on foot.- Battery Point Lighthouse
  • Battery Point Lighthouse.- Battery Point Lighthouse
  • Battery Point Lighthouse.- Battery Point Lighthouse
  • Battery Point Lighthouse.- Battery Point Lighthouse
  • Battery Point Lighthouse.- Battery Point Lighthouse
  • View east over Crescent Harbor from the lighthouse lantern room.- Battery Point Lighthouse
  • View south from the lantern room. - Battery Point Lighthouse
  • View north from the Battery Point Lighthouse keeper's quarters. - Battery Point Lighthouse
  • A spiral staircase climbs to the lantern room. - Battery Point Lighthouse
  • Battery Point Lighthouse.- Battery Point Lighthouse
  • Battery Point Lighthouse.- Battery Point Lighthouse
  • A redtail hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) perched along along the powerline to Battery Point Lighthouse. - Battery Point Lighthouse
  • Tours are available during winter weekends, tide permitting. - Battery Point Lighthouse
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
One of California's first lighthouses.
Cons: 
Accessible only at low tide.
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Region:
Redwoods + Del Norte Coast, CA
Congestion: 
Low
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required:
Not Required
Points of Interest:
Historical landmark, Lighthouse
Dogs allowed: 
No
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Partly cloudy in the morning.
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Clear throughout the day.
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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As one of California’s earliest constructed aids to navigation, Battery Point Lighthouse has served as a beacon to mariners since 1856. Located in the far northwestern corner of the state, this was the original navigation aid for Crescent City and Crescent Harbor. Battery Point and the lighthouse are unique because Battery Point is isolated as an island from the mainland at higher tides. The lighthouse can be visited only on foot during low tide, when the rocky shoreline connecting the end of the point is exposed above sea level.  

Battery Point Lighthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and as a California Historic Landmark. Walk-though tours are available weekend days from October through March, 10 A.M. to 4 P.M., tide permitting. Tours lead visitors through the historic lighthouse keeper’s quarters and up into the lighthouse tower and lantern room. You do not need to be on a tour, however, to visit the exterior grounds.

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