The Rotary Reserve features a large, year-round multi-purpose building for group gatherings with an indoor seating capacity of 300 people. Its remote and tranquil location on the banks of the Cedar River make it ideal for weddings, receptions, reunions, retreats, business meetings, festivals and other large group events. The building is fully accessible for persons with disabilities. The center has a 3,600 square foot multi-purpose room that is heated and air conditioned. The southeast wall consists of 15' high windows with a spectacular view of the grounds and the Cedar River. A large expansion of the deck including two levels, a gazebo, B-B-Q grills, and a pavilion was completed in 1999. Both are accessible from the multi-purpose room, allowing access to the grounds below. The grounds include a large open playing field with access to the Cedar River and the pond. This makes it possible for your group to enjoy a spacious recreational area in conjunction with the building.
The Rotary Reserve is located on the west side of the Cedar River, northwest of Cedar Falls. The entrance drive is located opposite the corner of Mark Road and North Union Road.
* From Thunder Ridge Mall (on Hwy 57) go west 1¼ miles, then north (right) on Union Road for 4 miles, then east (right) at Mark Road for ¼ mile.
* From Hwy 218 North of Cedar Falls turn west on Cedar-Wapsi Road (C57) for 3.5 miles, then south (left) on Union Road for 1 mile, then east (left) at Mark Road for ¼ mile.
The lodge includes the use of the surrounding grounds and parking lot. The parking lot will accommodate 100 cars. The lodge seats approximately 300 people. There are folding tables and chairs for 300 people. 40-8’X30” and 38-5” round tables. The kitchen includes 2 refrigerators, 1 freezer, 2-30” electric stoves, 2 microwaves, one-90 cup coffee pot and a three-compartment sink with garbage disposal, and a serving counter. The outside cooking pavilion has 3-3’x5’charcoal grills. A P.A. system is provided. There is a fireplace that may be used with firewood available from the Black Hawk County Conservation Board. Only wood provided should be used. Please make arrangements for firewood with the Park Ranger. The bundles of split firewood will be placed by the fireplace and ready for your use. There is no mantel over the fireplace.
Table with chairs
Please refer to our Rotary Reserve Information sheet for prices.
Hours of Operation & Seasons
The Rotary Reserve is open all year long.
The Rotary Reserve does not close, it is open all year long.