home of famous author / Photographer,

Gene Stratton-porter.

 SYLVAN Lake, Indiana

 ​​All-season lake

  • Big Island dock access & trails

  • Public boat access 

  • Great fishing

  • 16-miles of shoreline

  • Home of Gene Stratton-Porter

Fourth of July Fireworks on Sylvan - Sat, July 2nd

All-season Sylvan Lake, Located in historic Rome City, Indiana.

Sylvan Lake's 16-miles of gorgeous shoreline & 669 acres of water are the perfect destination for travelers looking for small town charm with beauty and relaxation. Sylvan is a man-made lake consisting of 5 "basins"  and the Big Island, nature trails, boat docks and island church services.  TheTown of Rome Cityis a tourist destination and an ideal stop while visiting northeastern Indiana.Sylvan Lake Indiana hosts many of Rome City's finest tourist attractionsincluding: The internationally famous Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site,  "The Big Island,"Limberlost Golf Course, Sylvan Cellars Event Center,  the Lavender Lane 

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Fall lake beauty


Fun on Sylvan

Current dates and descriptions of our big events and best fundraisers for SLIA

TAKE A short

video TOUR

Lovely video scenes of the State Historic Site, Gene Stratton-Porter

and Sylvan lake in the town of Rome City, Indiana.


Big Winners at Sylvan

Our biggest fundraiser for SLIA

Winter lake sights

Photo courtesy Carolyn Johnson

Gene Stratton-Porter


Sylvan Lake, 844 Kelly Street, Rome City, IN 46784  |   Lake contact: (260) 854-9862  r.a. stone interior designs | Quick email   info@sylvanlakeindiana.org


Sylvan Lake Association, P.O. Box 696 Rome City, Indiana 46784

The famous Gene Stratton-Porter
State Historic Site is nestled on 125-acres of lakefront property on Sylvan Lake with formal gardens & Gene's historic Limberlost North cabin with views of Sylvan Lake's "Big Island." Gene referred to her view, as her million-dollar view; Beauty which inspired many of Gene's famous novels, poetry and nature photography.