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 a relatively warm crescent of steep hills and switchbacks surrounding an icy bay; a highway follows the coast with settlements along it. The bay's ice shelf features many Fishing Huts, and further out two islands: Jackrabbit Island and Misanthrope's Homestead. Several Wolf packs live in the area, and further out the bay's ice becomes thin and dangerous to walk upon.

Coastal Highway connects to Mystery Lake through the Ravine to the north-west, Pleasant Valley through the Cinder Hills Coal Mine to the north, and Desolation Point through the Crumbling Highway and Abandoned Mine No. 3 to the south-east.

In terms of difficulty: some find the Coastal Highway easier than Mystery Lake due to greater ease of obtaining vital resources, and overall warmer temperatures; however there are more abundant Wolves and Bears, particularly near the Coastal Townsite, Log Sort, and Misanthrope's Homestead.

Locations[edit | edit source]

There are many accessible locations within Coastal Highway, including:

Safehouses[edit | edit source]

There are several locations for safehouses in the Coastal Highway. These include:

Jackrabbit Island[edit | edit source]

A great location with plenty of storage space, two entrances, and a porch (ideal for storing meat outside, since wildlife cannot reach it). There are no hostile wildlife spawns on the island itself, although a single Wolf patrols to the north-east, and very rarely a Bear can wander the shore.

  • The warrens of Rabbits spawn on the island, and deer spawns close by on the ice.
  • Fishing Huts are close by, and a 2-minute walk away there is an outdoor crafting bench at the Fishing Camp.
  • Jackrabbit Island is a very safe location the late game.

Quonset Garage[edit | edit source]

One of the best safehouses for indoor equipment: two crafting benches, a fire barrel, bed, two entrances and a huge amount of storage space.

A pack of 2-4 Wolves often spawn around the gas station, at the houses to the immediate south, further south on the ice, or at the Log Sort close by.

  • A bear lives the hill behind the Quonset, near a trailer and may wander down the road to the west.
  • A Moose can spawn nearby.
  • An abundance of limbs, branches, and Reclaimed Wood can be harvested very close by.
  • Other houses and settlements are nearby with abundant loot.

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Regions and Locations
Bleak Inlet CabinCannery PierCannery Worker ResidencesCoastal Highway TerminusCoast Mountain RoadEcho One Radio StationFallen LighthouseFrozen DeltaLandslideLast Resort CanneryLong BridgeLower Raven FallsPensive LookoutRaven CrossingRavine's End WaterfallSecret Mountain PathSummit at Ravine's EndTrailers west of the CanneryWashed out trailers
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
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