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For intermediate players. Several key shelters, plenty of hostile wildlife, and harsh weather conditions to be found around these remnants of a once-thriving whaling industry.
- In game description

Desolation Point is one of the regions featured in The Long Dark.

Overview Edit

Desolation Point is described as a stretch of coastal highway pockmarked with the abandoned remnants of a formerly thriving whaling industry.

The region can be found by going to the end of the Coastal Highway, passing through the Commuter's Lament, and continuing onward through Crumbling Highway and No. 3 Coal Mine.

It has 16 locations to discover including the connector mine (named "No. 3 Coal Mine") with Crumbling Highway.

Locations Edit

There are many accessible locations within Coastal Highway including:

Wildlife management Edit

As noted in the description, there is a large number of hostile wildlife. There are typically 1-2 bears and 5-8 wolves in the area. While rifle resources, bow resources, and fauna spawns are limited, there is a banquet of medical supplies. This, in turn, can allow the player to win more wolf struggles, and spare rifle ammunition for bears.

Safe houses Edit

Key shelters in Desolation Point include:


Lonely Lighthouse Edit

The lighthouse has a bed, a potbelly stove, plenty of storage, and an amazing view of most of Desolation Point, if weather permits. This also helps the player gauge how many wolves are in the immediate area.


Hibernia Processing Edit

Hibernia Processing features enough scrap timber and metal to outfit an army and enough beds to sleep them. Plenty of storage is available, and a workbench and fire barrel are located downstairs. Many key tools can be found there, such as the hunting rifle, heavy hammer, and hacksaw. It is advisable to thin out hostile wildlife in the vicinity after acquiring a weapon to avoid issues while coming and going.


The Riken Edit

The Riken is a beached ship that boasts a forge/furnace, which can be used for cooking and metalworking. Although it maybe a bit too cold for players without warm clothing, it contains beds, storage, some fuel, and some items that can be broken down into scrap metal and other materials.

The Riken is a key location in the game and should not be ignored; when the player wears out certain industrially produced tools, such as the hunting knife, the forge in the ship can be used to create makeshift versions, provided you have scrap metal, cloth, coal, and/or cedar to spare. The Riken's forge is one of only two forges in the game; the other being located in the barn of the Old Spence Family Homestead in Forlorn Muskeg.

The ship's deck can also serve as a good vantage point to hunt wolves, deer, or the bear that sometimes wander near. Also, Hibernia Processing is close by, and the Little Island nearby can serve as a source of rabbits and a few bits of firewood.

Gallery Edit

Maps Edit

Locations Edit

  • Go to Abandoned Mine No. 3
  • Go to Abandoned Mine No. 5
  • Go to Broken Bridge
  • Go to Blocked Highway
  • Go to Cave (Desolation Point location)
  • Go to Hibernia Processing
  • Go to Katie's Secluded Corner
  • Go to Little Island
  • Go to Lonely Lighthouse
  • Go to Matt's Truck
  • Go to Stone Church
  • Go to The Riken
  • Go to Waterfall
  • A distant view of Lonely Lighthouse.
  • Hibernia Processing to the right. Lonely Lighthouse in the background.
  • A view of the landscape. Lonely Lighthouse can be seen in the distance.
  • An alternative view of Little Island.
Regions and Locations
Broken Railroad Broken BridgeHunter's BlindHunting LodgeLandslideLocomotive EngineMaintenance YardRickety Foot Bridge
Coastal Highway Abandoned LookoutBear Creek CampgroundCinder Hills Coal MineCoastal TownsiteCommuter's LamentJackrabbit IslandFishing CampLog SortMisanthrope's HomesteadQuonset GarageRabbit GroveRockfallSilent ClearingThe ToothTrain UnloadingWaterfront Cottages
Desolation Point Abandoned Mine No. 3Abandoned Mine No. 5Broken BridgeBlocked HighwayCaveHibernia ProcessingKatie's Secluded CornerLittle IslandLonely LighthouseMatt's TruckStone ChurchThe RikenWaterfall
Forlorn Muskeg Abandoned CampBunkhousesHat CreekHigh BlindLow BlindMarsh RidgeMuskeg OverlookOld Spence Family HomesteadPoacher's CampShortwave Tower
Mystery Lake Alan's CaveCamp OfficeCarter Hydro DamClearcutDave's Quiet ClearingDerailmentDeadfall AreaDestroyed LookoutForestry LookoutFrozen CreekLake OverlookLookoutLogging CampLake CabinsLone Lake CabinMax's Last StandMystery LakeRail TunnelTrapper's HomesteadTrain BridgeTrain Loading AreaUnnamed Pond
Mountain Town The ArchBank Manager's HouseCrashed Prison Transport BusHermit's CabinMackenzie's Crashed PlaneTown of MiltonMilton BasinMilton Credit UnionMilton HouseMilton ParkMilton Post OfficeOld SchoolhouseOrca Gas StationParadise Meadows FarmPicnic AreaSt. Christopher's ChurchRadio TowerRocky RefugeSpruce Falls BridgeTunnel CollapseWood Lot
Pleasant Valley Burned Ridge CaveCascading FallsCinder Hills Coal MineContemplation BridgeDerelict CabinsDraft Dodger's CabinEnd of the RoadForest CaveHeartbreak BridgeHilltop CaveLong CurveLower FallsLonely CabinsPleasant Valley OutbuildingsThree Strikes FarmsteadPleasant Valley FarmsteadMisty Falls Picnic AreaSignal HillRural CrossroadsPensive PondPicnic SpotSkeeter's RidgeUpper FallsPrepper's Abandoned Cache
Hushed River Valley Banner FallsCloudtop FallsHushed RiverLake CaveLandslideLittle Bear and Cub FallsLonely CaveLong Shot FallsMammoth FallsMany Falls VistaMonolith LakeMoose OverlookMysterious Signal FireOffset FallsPeak CavePensive VistaQuarreling FallsReclusive FallsStairsteps LakeTwin Sisters FallsValley CaveValley View PointWatchful Falls
Timberwolf Mountain Andre's PeakCave 1Cave 2Chasm CaveCrystal LakeDeer ClearingEcho Peak EastEcho Peak WestEcho RavineEngineEric's FallsForest CaveLanding GearMountaineer's HutSecluded ShelfSummitTail SectionWaterfall CaveWing
Transition zones Abandoned Mine No. 3Cinder Hills Coal MineOld Island ConnectorCaveThe RavineWinding River