Little Sable Point Lighthouse is located in the beautiful Silver Lake State Park. This part of the park is located in Mears Michigan which is south of Pentwater.
A bit of Little Sable Point information & history…
The lighthouse was first built in 1874. In our opinion, this is one of the most picturesque lighthouses in the state. Not just for it’s beautiful construction, but also for the incredibly beautiful scenery. Surrounded by Lake Michigan and the Silver Lake Dunes, this spot is capable of delivering amazing scenery.
Up until 1954, there was also a dwelling for the lighthouse keeper on site. However, by then, electricity has been brought to the location. Because of this, the operation of the lighthouse was able to be automated. This made both the dwelling and the keeper unnecessary.
In 2006, the lighthouse was reopened to the public. If you happen to be touring through the area, you may find an opportunity to ascend the 139 stairs to the top and enjoy a spectacular view. There is a small fee for this. Which, goes to preservation of the lighthouse. So, definitely a good cause!
While Little Sable Point Lighthouse is on the National Register of Historic Places, it is not on the State of Michigan’s register. However, because it is located within a State Park boundary, it remains a protected site.
How to visit:
Should you wish to visit yourself (you really should)… You can find it by driving a bit south of Silver Lake. Take Silver Lake Road until the end, and pretty much follow the signs. The little road can get a little tight in places, so be careful! Once you arrive, there is a fairly sizeable parking lot located just off of N. Lighthouse Drive (approx 200 spots).
Don’t Miss Out!
We invite you to check out the rest of our Michigan Lighthouse artwork! You’ll find a few other samples of this location and others. Keep an eye out for new additions as our adventures provide them!
If you’d like more information on this area or, how to support the light, visit Pure Michigan’s Little Sable Lighthouse page.