Built in 1838, the Selkirk Lighthouse still guards the Salmon River harbor at Lake Ontario, its beacon shining today for fishing charters that call the marina home and mariners and guests enjoying a special stay in this historic structure. JUST ANNOUNCED! The Salmon River (Selkirk) Lighthouse is now hosting an "Open House" for all interested parties. Third Sunday of each month April through November, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Gift items, beverages and snacks available in our Gift/Marina Store.
The Salmon River Lighthouse is one of only very few remaining in existence that has a "bird cage" lantern design and is also unique in that the lighthouse beacon sits atop the main living quarters.
The Lighthouse sits at the mouth of the Salmon River, where Steelhead, Brown Trout, King (Chinook), Coho and lake-run Atlantic Salmon run, with fishing charters running from the docks directly in front of the Lighthouse. Stunning sunsets, a beautiful sandy beach directly across the river, and many area activities are available....
The Salmon River Lighthouse & Marina manager is available on site if needed, but otherwise our guests' privacy is maintained at all times....
Children and extended family members are especially welcome. Sorry, no pets permitted in the Lighthouse.
There is no smoking allowed inside the Lighthouse. At least one guest must be over the age of 27.
My family grew up spending summers at the Salmon River (Pine Grove) Beach, directly across from the Salmon River (Selkirk) Lighthouse, and the entire family has loved and cherished it for its history and its beauty. But the Lighthouse had unfortunately been neglected by its owners for many years, so my family committed to purchase the site and bring it back to its glory days. We started by renovating the lighthouse so that overnight visitors would love their stay, and now we are (bit by bit) tackling the bigger tasks that need to be done (new roof and stone tuck pointing, for example), and bringing back as much as we can the many historic elements of the lighthouse construction that are truly special (this year the original plank flooring will come back to life).... It is a labor of love that we want to share with others who can appreciate a special place from another time.
The Selkirk Lighthouse overlooks the marina at the harbor, at the entrance to Lake Ontario, with salmon fishing charter boats bringing their guests out to the lake to catch brown trout, lake trout, Coho and Chinook (King) salmon, returning back to the docks each day. Directly across the river is the Salmon River Point Beach, with sand dunes, a sandy beach, great swimming, or just a place to catch a nap, a tan, or some of the best sunsets found anywhere.
The marina has rowboats, canoes, and kayaks for rent, for fishing or just exploring up river. There is also a boat launch at the marina, so if you have your own boat, you can launch it there and dock it while you stay at the Lighthouse. There are lots of other things to do nearby, but you will probably wonder what happened to your days and nights as you unwind, relax and enjoy being at the Salmon River....