Indiana's most famous lake





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, or visitors looking for beauty and relaxation. Whatever you are looking for, Sylvan Lake of Indiana is the perfect tourist destination 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,"  Welcoming Public Access, the Limberlost Golf Course, the local marina, the Lavender Lane
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 LakeRome CityIN 46784, United States  |   (260) 854-9862  |



Fun on Sylvan

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