Outdoor Activities, Sightseeing: Fisgard Lighthouse has been in operation since 1860, though the beacon is now automated. Several floors in the restored lighthouse recount the tales of its keepers, and the over 2000 shipwrecks that have given this area its nickname, "The Graveyard of the Pacific." Fort Rodd Hill is so close that the shock from the coastal artillery's guns once blew out all of the lighthouse's windows. The fort was constructed in the 1890s and historic film footage and artifacts bring its storied past back to life. Thanks to beautiful mountain views and tidal pools for the young ones to explore, this is a great place to have a picnic after a morning of sightseeing.