The Punta Gorda Lighthouse in the King National Conservation Area holds vigil over the remote Lost Coast. The lighthouse began operating in 1912 and was used by the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. Ownership was transferred to BLM in 1963, and the lighthouse was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. It’s a three-mile hike from Mattole Campground in Petrolia south to the lighthouse.