Friends of Barnegat Lighthouse State Park is a 501 (c) 3 non profit

Our organization is dedicated to education and improvement of the lighthouse and the state park.

Friends of Barnegat Lighthouse
State Park
P.O. Box 923
Barnegat Light, NJ 08006

Mission Statement

The purpose shall be to operate and to enhance interpretive, educational, recreational and research programs and events at Barnegat Lighthouse State Park.  This organization shall raise and receive funds or property to assist in enhancements of the natural habitat, buildings, and properties of Barnegat Lighthouse State Park and to encourage protection of the barrier island ecosystem.
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 Barnegat Lighthouse State Park

(For more photos of the restoration, click on the News tab and the Photos page)
        Our organization is pleased to share information about the exciting projects going to take place at Barnegat Lighthouse State Park in 2022.

New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection has announced that it is embarking on a $1.3 million restoration of the historic Barnegat Lighthouse. The project will involve a complete exterior restoration of the lighthouse, masonry recoating and repairs to the brick facade, interior lantern steel platform repairs, roof repairs, and the installation of new windows. Scaffolding will also be erected for the entire height of the lighthouse.

Thanks to the generosity of the members and donors of the Friends of Barnegat Lighthouse State Park, our organization will donate a new beacon light for the lighthouse as well as new security fencing around the tower area.

The lighthouse will be closed to visitors during the restoration project, but the park will remain open for fishing, birding, hiking, and picnicking. The lighthouse will be closed from Monday, March 14 until the expected completion of the project in October. The Interpretive Center, park office, picnic area, and the trails will remain open for the public to enjoy.

The volunteers of the Friends of Barnegat Lighthouse will staff the Interpretive Center daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Volunteers are needed. If you, a family member, or a friend would like to volunteer, just send an email with your name and phone number to:  

Throughout the project, we will post updates on our website.  

After you explore our website, please take a Virtual Tour of the park and the lighthouse, by selecting the Take A Tour tab.                                                                                     


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