Point Cabrillo Lighthouse
Come and discover Caspar's own legendary 1909 light station
Where History and Nature Meet Gloriously!
"This is a complete light station with nearly all the original structures and ranks among the rarest of historic American buildings."
-Maritime Historian Ralph Shanks-
Three light keeper families kept Point Cabrillo's 1909 beacon operating to protect the lumber schooners that piled the hazardous Mendocino Coast. See historic artifacts and photos plus displays of the amazing community-based overhaul that restored the beautiful 3rd Order Fresnel lens to full operation.
Divers can explore our Shipwreck "Wreck of the Frolic" as documented by 'PBS Special'.
The Lighthouse and Gift shop are open daily (11am-4pm) June - October. Hours and days vary during the winter and early spring. Call 707-937-0816 or check www.pointcabrillo.org. The Lighthouse is an easy half mile walk from the parking area at Caspar Beach RV Park and Campground. Handicapped and RV parking is available. The 300-acre preserve, with more than two miles of hiking trails, is open daily from 9am until half an hour after sunset.
If you prefer a guided walk, meet at the visitor center by the parking area at 11am each Sunday, May through September.