It Doesn't Get Much Creepier Than This Abandoned Lighthouse Hidden in Northern California
By Courtnie Erickson|Published October 18, 2022
From Southern Utah to the Panhandle in Idaho, Courtnie Erickson has lived in what she believes are the best (and the most beautiful!) areas in the country. She graduated with a journalism degree from Utah State University and has more than 15 years of professional writing experience. You’ll likely see her with a Dr. Pepper in her hand and a pair of running shoes on her feet. Courtnie is a writer and editor at OnlyInYourState.
When you think of Northern California, it is hard to imagine areas that are abandoned and left for nature to reclaim due to the state’s high population, but it’s true. In fact, located in the King Range National Conservation area in Humboldt County is the Punta Gorda Lighthouse. This abandoned lighthouse in Northern California is not easy to reach and quite hidden. Plus, a visit may give you quite a fright.
Have you ever hiked to the Punta Gorda Lighthouse in Humboldt County before? We’d love to hear about your experiences and thoughts in the comments. And for more abandoned places to visit in Northern California, check out this road trip.
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