Pottawatomie Lighthouse

Established: 1836. Rebuilt: 1858. Automated: 1956. 41' tall. The original lantern was removed from the tower in the 1980s and a steel skeleton tower was built near the lighthouse that now holds the navigational aide light. In 1999, a replica lantern room was rebuilt on top of the lighthouse and a replica 4th Order Fresnal lens has also since been installed.

Hours of Operation

Tours Memorial Day weekend to Columbus Day, Mon-Sat 10am-4pm and Sun 12pm-4pm. Grounds are always open.

Directions

Located on the north end of Rock Island State Park, (only accessible by boat). The Rock Island ferry "Karfi" makes regular trips from Washington Island.

Features

  • On Water

History/Heritage Type

  • Transportation Heritage

Tour Type

  • Lighthouse
  • Excursions & Tours