North Head Lighthouse on the Long Beach Peninsula has been transferred to the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission from the U.S. Coast Guard. Located at Cape Disappointment State Park in Pacific County , the lighthouse transfer marks the end of a nearly 19-year process. Congress approved the transfer of the lighthouse in 1993, however, lead-based paint contaminated soil around the lighthouse prevented the title transfer from occurring... With soil cleanup and the transfer completed, state parks now will be working to restore the 114-year-old lighthouse with the support of the Keepers of the North Head Lighthouse.
On May 16, 1898, the North Head Lighthouse was put into service as the primary navigational aid at the mouth of the Columbia River. The Cape Disappointment Lighthouse had served this function since 1856... With all of the original buildings associated with the station still standing, the North Head Lighthouse is the most intact lighthouse reservation in the Pacific Northwest. The North Head Lighthouse is open for tours from May to September.