Repairs allow vehicle access to Sabine Pass Lighthouse

Published 9:00 am Saturday, June 4, 2022

Special to the Daily News

The road to the Sabine Pass lighthouse is open, but in dry weather only and it could be a little rough with potholes.

Cheniere Energy recently donated monies to gradually patch the gravel access road to the lighthouse.

According to Andrew Tingler, President of the Cameron Preservation Alliance, Cheniere’s maintenance crew has also been volunteering time as it is available to make repairs.

During its life span of roughly a century and a half, Sabine Pass Lighthouse has survived Civil War battles, innumerable storms, surging floodwaters, a marsh fire, vandalism and long periods of neglect and indifference.

Cameron Preservation Alliance – Sabine Pass Lighthouse, Inc. was formed in 1999 to rescue the lighthouse.

To gain access to the lighthouse grounds, it is necessary to text Julie Carlson at 409-460-1851, or call the Johnson Bayou branch of the Cameron Parish Library.

“It’s still closed to make repairs from Hurricane Laura but will open soon,” Tingler said.

Tingler recommended a truck for traveling the rough road. A low car might have problems. RVs are not recommended.

“We will be adding gravel soon to allow a better turnaround/parking lot,” Tingler said.