Voted #1 Best Place for a Wedding Reception
River Cities Reader
Best of the Quad Cities
The Watchtower Lodge
is available for weddings, wedding receptions, business
meetings, conferences, dinners, other events.
alongside the Rock River in the beautiful bluffs and forests of the Rock
River Valley, this 75 year old lodge was built entirely from local
limestone and timber. Designed by state architect Joseph Booton in 1932,
the lodge was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1933-1935. The
large main room has two
massive stone fireplaces, original woodwork,
and a spacious scenic patio.
Featured in the main room are two murals painted
in 1936 by Works Progress Administration (WPA) artist Otto Hake. The
murals depict the seasonal activities of the Sauk and Mesquakie Indian
Fully equipped kitchen available including
counters, and stoves.
• Use your choice of catering
service, or supply your own food.
• Room for 250 people.
• Ample parking.
• Alcohol is allowed.
• Helpful and
Friday - Sunday
$250 damage deposit
Weekday and evening rentals vary depending on the
organization and the activity.
Call (309) 230-8885 or email
All rental fees
Citizens to Preserve Black Hawk Park Foundation to help maintain the
site and to provide educational programs.