Crooked River Light House

Home of the Crooked River Lighthouse and the Carrabelle Lighthouse Association

The Keeper's House Museum and Gift Shop is open from noon to 5:00 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.  Weather permitting, you can climb the Crooked River Lighthouse on Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. till 4:00p.m.  The cost for climbing the lighthouse is $5.00 per person.  All climbers must be 44 inches tall.  

The Crooked River Lighthouse Park is publicly owned and operated as a historic and natural resource conservation site and outdoor recreation area. Map to park.  


GRAND OPENING - JULY 23.  The Forgotten Coast Welcomes New Multi-Modal Path at Carrabelle Beach

 Sponsored by the Carrabelle Lighthouse Association


Please join us to celebrate the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting of Phase I of the Carrabelle Beach Multi-Modal Transportation Path on July 23, 2014 at 11:00 at the Carrabelle Beach RV Park.  Plan to walk or ride your bike to the lighthouse.


The ½ mile paved path connects the Crooked River Lighthouse ( and the Carrabelle Beach RV Resort (, which is across Highway 98 from the Franklin County Carrabelle Beach Park. In late 1943, Carrabelle Beach and Dog Island, while they were a part of Camp Gordon Johnston (, were used by the U.S. Army 4th Infantry Division to train for the D-Day Invasion of Normandy in World War II.

The vision started to become a reality in July 2008 when the Franklin County Commission, supported by many residents, businesses and local government resolutions, submitted an application to Florida Department of Transportation for this project. By linking two major destinations, Franklin County envisions increasing visitation to the Crooked River Lighthouse, without increasing vehicular traffic, and providing exercise opportunities for a healthier community. Design for Phase 2 is nearly complete but funding for construction has not been secured. The multi-modal path closes a gap in the Florida Greenways and Trails System’s Land Trail Priority Network (

Located nearby, Franklin County’s 6.3-mile St. George Island Bike Path ( passes the Cape St. George Light ( and connects to the Dr. JulianG. Bruce St. George Island State Park ( The trails, lighthouses and parks are resources along the Big Bend Scenic Byway (



Thank you for 2013 Lantern Fest

Here's a sample of what you missed at Lantern Fest




Crooked River Lighthouse is in desperate need of volunteers.  Please consider giving a day to your community heritage.



WOW!!!  Thank you Bo May for the night time photo of the CRL.  

Franklin County 6th grade students visit the Crooked River Lighthouse for a fun-filled learning adventure.

The crew of the replica ships, Nina and Pinta visited the Crooked River Lighthouse and enjoyed a night-time climb.  Visit their webpage to follow the adventure.




Sad news for the Crooked River Lighthouse Museum.  The Coast Guard has denied our request for the loan of the original 4th Order Fresnel Lens.    USCG letter


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