Due to our construction- we will not be offering tours summer of 2023. Tours will resume summer of 2024.
To restore, preserve, provide access and educate the public about the Port Austin Reef Lighthouse and Michigan’s maritime history.
The Port Austin Reef Light is located in Lake Huron approximately 2½ miles north of the Port Austin Harbor and Port Austin, Michigan.
Latitude N 44 deg 04.893 min Longitude W 082 deg 58.941 min
The station was established and first lit in 1878 and after a devastating fire, modified in 1899. It is still operational and acts as an automated beacon to this day. It is currently owned by the Port Austin Reef Light Association who are in the midst of a full restoration with the goal of offering a lighthouse keeper program.
2023 is an exciting year for PARLA- restoration construction starts as soon as weather permits with an anticipated completion of Fall 2023. Help us restore this jewel of the great lakes by making a donation today.