Visitor Information

Tawas Point Lighthouse

Visitor Guide 2024

Note:  A Michigan State Parks Recreation Passport is required for entry into the park.

The lighthouse opens Wednesday, May 8.  It is open for guided tours daily except Tuesday; in June, July, and August only the lighthouse is open on Tuesdays from noon to 4pm for self-guided tours by donation.  Daily scheduled tours are hourly beginning at noon with the last tour starting at 4pm.  Tickets are available in the gift shop.  See table below for specific dates and times.  This information is subject to change as necessary.


Tickets are available in the gift shop located near the lighthouse.  When the gift shop is closed (most Wednesdays), tours are available by donation between the hours of noon and 5pm.

Admission for guided tours:

Additional Information:

Concession Stand

Thyme at the Point, located on the lakeside of the Beach Pavilion, brings Middle Eastern flavors to the beach.  

Open daily except Thursday from noon to 6p from Memorial Day to Labor Day.  Great food in a beautiful setting!

Click the map for driving directions.

Rainy Day Fun

Not a good day for the beach?  Challenge yourself to find specific pavers along the Lighthouse Memorial Walkway.  Click here to see the list of challenges!

Looking for answers to the Paver Search?  Click here!