Visitor Information

Tawas Point Lighthouse

Visitor Guide

2021 Season Dates and Hours

The lighthouse is closed for 2021, but thanks to the Friends of Tawas Point Lighthouse and State Park, outdoor programming will be offered on the following schedule. Please note that this schedule can change because of inclement weather or presenter availability.

  • June 1 - August 31: Tuesdays, Noon to 4 p.m.

The lighthouse museum store is open:

  • May 27 - September 6: Thursdays through Mondays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • September 10 - October 10: Fridays through Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Note: A Michigan State Parks Recreation Passport is required for entry to the park. Click here for additional information on obtaining a Recreation Passport.


Looking for options? Here is a list of lighthouses on the notheast side of the state and their hours of operation.


Sturgeon Point Lighthouse (44 miles from Tawas Point Lighthouse)

6071 Point Rd, Harrisville, MI 48740

(989) 724-5126

Open Saturday and Sunday through Labor Day, 11 am to 4 pm. The tower will be open when volunteers are available 11 a – 3:30 p. The tower climb is $3 per person. Children must be 48” tall to climb the tower.


Old Presque Isle Lighthouse (86 miles from Tawas Point Lighthouse)

5295 E Grand Lake Rd, Presque Isle, MI 49777

(989) 595-9917

Open 10 am to 5 pm on the following days:

June 18 thru September 6, daily (7 days a week), 10 am to 5 pm

September 10 thru October 11, Friday thru Monday, 10 am to 5 pm


New Presque Isle Lighthouse (88 miles from Tawas Point Lighthouse)

4500 E Grand Lake Rd, Presque Isle, MI 49777

(989) 595-9917

Open 10 am to 5 pm on the following days:

June 18 thru September 6, daily (7 days a week), 10 am to 5 pm

September 10 thru October 11, Friday thru Monday, 10 am to 5 pm


Forty Mile Point Lighthouse (106 miles from Tawas Point Lighthouse)

7323 US 23 N

Lighthouse Park

Rogers City, MI 49779 MI 49779

(989) 734-4907

The lighthouse museum, pilot house and gift shop are open Tuesday through Saturday 10 am to 4 pm, Sunday 12 pm to 4 pm, closed on Monday through mid-October. Admission is free.


Cheboygan River Front Range Light (141 miles from Tawas Point Lighthouse)

606 Water St.

Cheboygan, MI 49721

Thursday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm through Labor Day

Weekends Labor Day to October


Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse (160 miles from Tawas Point Lighthouse)

526 N Huron Ave

Mackinaw City, MI 49701

(231) 436-4100

Open seven days a week, 9 am to 5:30 pm, tower tours at scheduled times daily, limited to 10 persons per session

Admission: Adult (12 and up) $8.50, ages 6-12 $6


Great Lake Lighthouse Keepers Association (GLLKA) (167 miles from Tawas Point Lighthouse)

707 N Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701

(231) 436-5580

https://www.gllka.org/

Daily 10 am to 4 pm


Sheplers Lighthouse Ferry Cruises (157 miles from Tawas Point Lighthouse)

556 E Central Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701

(231) 436-5023

Six tour options for viewing lighthouses near Mackinaw City from the water


McGulpin Point Lighthouse (167 miles from Tawas Point Lighthouse)

500 Headlands Rd, Mackinaw City, MI 49770

(231) 436-5860

$3 per person, children under 5 free

Daily 10 am to 6 pm until mid-October


Upper Peninsula Lights

Pt. Iroquois Lighthouse (224 miles from Tawas Point Lighthouse)

3042-13260 W Lakeshore Dr, Brimley, MI 49715

906-428-5800

Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 am to 5 pm until Sept. 18; tower closed


DeTour Reef Lighthouse (240 miles from Tawas Point Lighthouse)

Accessible only by water from Drummond Island

Limited tour dates, Saturdays through September 4; 906-430-8169


Whitefish Point Lighthouse, Shipwreck Museum, Life Saving Station (247 miles from Tawas Point Lighthouse)

18335 N Whitefish Point Rd, Paradise, MI 49768

(906) 635-1742

https://www.shipwreckmuseum.com/

Daily 10 am to 6 pm until October 3

Tower closed

$14 adult/17 and under $10

Information updated 8/7/21. Due to changing conditions, it is recommended that you call ahead for any updates.

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