Crooked River Light House

Home of the Crooked River Lighthouse and the Carrabelle Lighthouse Association

Welcome to the Crooked River Lighthouse. The Crooked River Lighthouse includes the historic, 103-foot Lighthouse Tower and the Keeper's House Museum and Gift Shop, all surrounded by a city owned park with a playground and picnic areas.

The Lighthouse Tower, built on its current site in 1895 and restored in 2007, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This iron skeleton structure is topped with a circular parapet which provides great viewing for those adventurous enough to climb the 128 inside steps which are open to the public.  The Crooked River Lighthouse Tower is open, weather permitting, for climbs Wednesday thru Friday from 11:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m, Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The cost for climbing the lighthouse is $5.00 per person.  All climbers must be 44 inches tall.  

The Keeper's House Museum and Gift Shop is open from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.  There is no admission fee for the museum and gift shop. Exhibits include a historical setting of the early 1900’s, examples of beacons and the methods of constructing a skeletal tower lighthouse.  Everyday life objects in the Keeper’s Room include its original clocks, a barometer, a glass fire grenade, pages from the keeper’s watch book, currency and much more.  The gift shop is full of wonderful nautical-themed gifts for both children and adults. 

The grounds surrounding the lighthouse are known as Crooked River Lighthouse Park and is publicly owned and operated as a historic and natural resource conservation site and outdoor recreation area. It is typically open daily from dawn to dusk. Special events may also be scheduled during the evenings. 

Crooked River Lighthouse Park

Museum Hours & Price: Wed-Fri, 11 am-5 pm, Sat, 9 am-5 pm, Sun 1-5 pm. Free, donations gladly accepted.

Climb Hours & Price: Wed-Fri, 11 am-4 pm, Sat, 9 am-4 pm, Sun 1-4 pm. $5.00 per person.

Park & Grounds Hours & Price: Everyday, Dawn to Dusk. Free admission.


Address: 1975 Hwy 98 W, Carrabelle.  (Just 1/2 mile west of Carrabelle Public Beach Park.) Map to park.  

We need your help!!  Please consider a donation to fund replacing the Pirate Ship, Carrabella that was destroyed by fire on May 10, 2015.  Link to donation site.

Lantern Fest 2018, Carrabelle FL

Carrabelle's Smithsonian Day 2018

2018 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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