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Challenge Fees and Schedules – 2017 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge

Challenge Fees and Schedules – Last update: August 7, 2017
NOTE:  We have had multiple inquiries for directions.  They are currently being reviewed to make sure nothing has changed on the roadways, and will be posted within the next week or so.  Sorry for the delay, but we want to be as accurate with our directions as possible.  Thank you for your patience.

Mandatory Site | Hours Open Fees (Subject to Change) Open for Tours? Handicap
Access
Restrooms        
CONCORD POINT
Sat –  8am-6pm
Sun – 8am-6pm
Free Grounds and Light
Off-Street Parking at Lighthouse
Yes Grounds Yes
SEVEN FOOT KNOLL
Sat – 8am-6pm
Sun – 8am-6pm
Free Grounds and Light
Area street, lot and garage parking.($8. up to one hour at suggested Pier V Parking Garage, Pier V at Pratt Street). Please note: There are two concerts scheduled for the Pier VI pavilion on Saturday. This may result in very difficult parking issues, and area parking rates at garages and lots being raised significantly (to a flat fee) beginning in the afternoon. If at all possible and particularly those unfamiliar with the city, you may want to visit this location early in the day Saturday, and even Sunday to avoid when the Inner Harbor is busiest.Souvenirs for Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse and Chesapeake Lightship at Lighthouse Only
Yes Pier Only Yes, surrounding restaurants
LIGHTSHIPCHESAPEAKE
Sat – 8am-5pm*
Sun – 8am-5pm*
(*Times are currently tentative to board lightship). Any change in boarding times will be posted on the website prior to the event.
Before 10am – Board Free

After 10am – $5. pp to Board.

Same Parking (and short walk) from Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse

Yes Pier Only Yes, surrounding restaurants
HOOPER STRAIT
Fri – 10am-6pm (Early Bird)
Sat – 8am-6pm
Sun – 8am-6pm
Although the light closes at 6 on Friday, volunteers will be on location until 6:30 to accommodate those Challengers taking the Add-On Bonus Cruise.
$5. pp Grounds and Light.

Parking at CBMM Lot
Note:  Souvenir available (no charge) outside museum for those not wishing to access the lighthouse.

Yes Grounds and Museum Yes, in museum
CHOPTANK
Fri – 10am-6pm (Early Bird)
Sat – 8am-6pm
Sun – 8am-6pm
Free Grounds and Light.

Follow directions to Lighthouse and you’ll see the designated Parking Area.

Yes Grounds and

Lighthouse (Handicap Lift to Light)

Yes, in lighthouse and surrounding area
DRUM POINT
Sat – 8am-4pm*
Sun – 8am-6pm

*Note:  Challengers will still be able to photograph the light and access the Challenge setup from 4:00-6:00, but will not be permitted to climb the lighthouse due to a conflicting event.

Free Grounds and Light.

Museum Parking

Yes Grounds and Museum Yes, in museum
COVE POINT
Sat – 8am-6pm*
Sun – 8am-6pm*
*Note: Last shuttle departs Drum Point for Cove Point at 5pm!
Free Grounds and Light
*Free Shuttle from Drum Point
Base Only Grounds No
POINT LOOKOUT
Sat – 8am-6pm
Sun – 8am-6pm
$5. per vehicle– State Park Fee
Note: Must notify park personnel that you are at the Park for the Challenge. Parking at Lighthouse
Yes Grounds Yes, in park
PINEY POINT
Sat – 8am-6pm
Sun – 8am-6pm
Free Grounds

$3. pp to Climb (Children 5 and Under Climb Free)

Free Lighthouse and Museum Parking

Yes Grounds Yes, in museum
FORT WASHINGTON
Sat – 8am-6pm
Sun – 8am-6pm
$10 per vehicle, National Park Fee
Note: Must notify park personnel that you are at the Park for the Challenge. Follow signs to Lighthouse. Short walk from Parking Area to Lighthouse
Base Only Grounds Yes, in park
BLACKISTONE LIGHTHOUSE REPLICA

Sat – 8:00am-6pm
Sun – 8:00am-6pm
Note: First Boat to the Island Departs Museum at 8:30am; Last Boat to the Island Departs Museum at 5pm
$7 pp Boat Ride From Mainland, St. Clement’s Island Museum, Colton’s Point, MD
Note: High winds/heavy rains could cause boat cancellation.  Call ahead in the event of inclement weather: (301) 769-2222. Challenge volunteers will not be set up at this location.  So be sure to sign the finishers log and collect the completer souvenir at the last mandatory lighthouse you visit.
Yes Only

Museum

Yes, in museum
MILLERS LIGHTHOUSE
Sparrows Point

Sat –  8am-6pm
Sun – 8am-6pm

Limited Volunteers WILL be set up at this location. You will collect your event souvenir here. (Lighthouse to be viewed offshore from the Dock of the Bay Restaurant.) No

(offshore light)

Yes,

Restaurant

Yes, in

Restaurant/ Restaurant open for breakfast, lunch, dinner

SANDY POINT SHOAL

This is an offshore caisson-style lighthouse to be viewed offshore from Sandy Point State Park. The park is at the western terminus of the Bay Bridge, along Route 50 (in between mandatory lights Seven Foot Knoll in Baltimore and Hooper Strait in St. Michaels.)  Enter Sandy Point State Park, Exit 32.Park personnel at the gate will give you a handout and direct you to the best place within the park to view the lighthouse.

Park Open: 6am to sunset

$3.00 per person to enter park if you wish to view and photograph this lighthouse.

****Note: Passengers of vehicles can see this light when passing over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.  You do not have to visit this lighthouse to collect the event souvenir.  It will be available, along with the passport stamp for this lighthouse, at Hooper Strait (the next or previous stop along the Challenge route, depending which direction you are circling the Bay. Challenge volunteers will NOT be set up at this (Sandy Point) location.  So be sure to sign the finishers log and collect the completer souvenir at the Hooper Strait Location in St. Michaels, or your last mandatory stop.

No

(offshore

light)

Park Grounds Yes, in park

Please Note: All Maryland State and Federal Park Passes apply Challenge Weekend.

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