For intermediate players. A weather-battered coastline rich in shelters and resources. Watch out for wildlife.
- In game description

Coastal Highway is one of the regions in The Long Dark.

The region is mostly steep hills around a bay area. The highway runs along the bay with some houses along the way and a small village. The frozen bay area has several fishing huts and two islands with houses (Jackrabbit Island and Misanthrope's Homestead). Several wolf packs live in the area, and the ice covering the frigid waters may be thin near the coast's outer edge.

In terms of region difficulty, some may find the highway region easier than Mystery Lake due to a greater ease of obtaining vital resources and overall warmer temperatures. Despite these advantages, there is also a greater likelihood of encountering numerous wolves and bears early on.

The region connects to Mystery Lake through The Ravine, Pleasant Valley through Cinder Hills Coal Mine, and Desolation Point through Crumbling Highway and Abandoned Mine No. 3.

Locations Edit

There are many accessible locations within Coastal Highway, including:

Safehouses Edit

There are several great locations for - possibly some of the best - safehouses in the game. Those include:

Jackrabbit Island Edit

A great location with plenty of storage space, 2 entrances; one entrance with a porch, ideal for storing meat outside, since wildlife cannot reach it. There are no direct hostile wildlife spawns on the island, although a wolf and very rarely a bear occasionally wanders on the side of the island facing towards the shore. Plenty of rabbits spawn on the island, and deer spawn in the area, offering a potentially constant source of sustenance if game is hunted responsibly. A short walk away there is a fishing hut, and another 2-minute walk away there is an outdoor crafting bench. There is also a huge amount of possible firewood in the Fishing Camp. All in all a very safe location for the absolute end game.

Quonset Garage Edit

One of the best safe houses in terms of indoor equipment, with everything a normal safehouse offers plus two crafting benches, a fire barrel, two entrances and a huge amount of storage space. Plenty of other houses with great loot are located close by. The numerous of wolves in the area can make this place neither a very efficient, nor particularly safe place for end-game survival, especially in stalker. Wolves do often spawn around the gas station, and a bear might spawn down the street on the way to the Log Sort or might wander into the gas station area. There are also plenty of pallets and limbs/branches located outside of and near the garage.

Gallery Edit

Maps Edit

Locations Edit

  • Abandoned LookoutGo to Abandoned Lookout
  • Bear Creek CampgroundGo to Bear Creek Campground
  • Coastal TownsiteGo to Coastal Townsite
  • Commuter's LamentGo to Commuter's Lament
  • Jackrabbit IslandGo to Jackrabbit Island
  • Fishing CampGo to Fishing Camp
  • Log SortGo to Log Sort
  • Misanthrope's HomesteadGo to Misanthrope's Homestead
  • Quonset Gas StationGo to Quonset Gas Station
  • Rabbit GroveGo to Rabbit Grove
  • RockfallGo to Rockfall
  • Silent ClearingGo to Silent Clearing
  • The ToothGo to The Tooth
  • Train UnloadingGo to Train Unloading
  • Waterfront CottagesGo to Waterfront Cottages

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 PondLake Trail
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