Indiana's most famous lake





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Welcome Visitors and Residents

home of famous author / Photographer,
Gene Stratton-porter
  • All-season lake
  • Big Island dock access& trails
  • Public boat access 
  • Great fishing
  • 16-miles of shoreline
  • Home of Gene Stratton-Porter
All-season Sylvan Lake is Located in historic downtown Rome City, Indiana. Sylvan Lake's 16-miles of shoreline is the perfect destination for travelers looking for small town charm with beauty and relaxation. The Town of Rome City is a tourist destination and an ideal stop for your visit to northeastern Indiana.Sylvan Lake is just steps away from Rome City's finest  tourist attractionsincluding: The internationally famousGene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site, the "Big Island,"the Limberlost Golf Course, Sylvan Cellars Event Center,  the Lavender Lane  and our premiere  B-I-N-G-O hall.
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. 

TAKE A short

video TOUR

Scenes of State Historic

Site, Gene Stratton-Porter

and Sylvan lake



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


Big Winners at Sylvan

Our biggest fundraiser for SLIA

Sylvan Lake844 Kelly Street, Rome CityIN 46784  |   (260) 854-9862  |



Fun on Sylvan

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

Boater's Safety

2015 lake safety course

Provided by SLIA & DNR