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  • 55 - Marblehead Lighthouse State Park

    Ohio Department of Natural Resources Ohio State Parks
    110 Lighthouse Drive
    Marblehead, OH 43440


    Public Access

    Grounds open all day year-round. Tours available May through October, including Keepers House


    Hiking Trail, Restrooms, Visitors Center, Picnic Area

    GPS Coordinates

    N 41º 32'11.05"; W 82º 42'42.52"

    Driving Directions

    Take State Route 2 to State Route 269 North. Turn right onto SR163. Park is located on SR 163 approximately 7 miles on left side, after town of Marblehead.

    What to Look For

    This small, 13.5-acre, park attracts scores of visitors—most who come to see the historic lighthouse. The tower was constructed in 1821 and its light has been in operation ever since, making Marblehead Lighthouse the oldest operational lighthouse on the Great Lakes. As the park sits on the lakeshore and is buffered by trees and other vegetation, birding can be quite good in spring and fall migration. Lots of warblers and other songbirds can drop into the park's trees after crossing the lake in fall migration, or congregate to rest and refuel before heading north across its waters in spring.

    Local Resources

    Lake Erie Shores & Islands
    Marblehead Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
    Ohio State Parks

    Nearby Lake Access Sites

    Lake Point Park. Located a mile south of Marblehead Lighthouse on State Route 163. This nearly nine acre park is owned and managed by Danbury Township, and offers good views of Lake Erie.

    Sandusky Bay Bridge Access. This is the old causeway road that formerly crossed Sandusky Bay, just to the north of the State Route 2 bridge. Access is off Bayshore Road, just west of its junction with Danbury Road.