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home of famous author / Photographer,

Gene Stratton-porter.

Sylvan's Big Island

attractions



  • Public docks

  • Nature walking trails

  • Pavilion for shelter

  • Church services*


"It's nature preserved for all to see."

~ Hal Schafer, Hal's Pals & Volunteers


Big Island Sylvan Lake, Indiana
Public docks, Sylvan Lake, Indiana
Big Island church services, Sylvan Lake, Indiana
SYLVAN'S BIG ISLAND, Rome City


WELCOME

THE BIG ISLAND of Sylvan Lake 



The Sylvan Lake Improvement Association(SLIA) purchased

"BOY SCOUT ISLAND", The Big Island, approximately 110-acres of land on the lake, for $1,250,000.

This Island purchase culminated 20-plus years of efforts by SLIA and Joe Costello (former SLIA president)

to acquire the island, to keep it in its natural state and from being commercially developed.

Hal Schafer & Hal's Pals volunteers
cleaned the island of dangerous debris and created safe walking paths that were finished in 2011.

The Grand Opening of Camp Big Island was in the Spring 2012, and it continues to
welcome visitors and residents daily via installed boat docks. Arrive by water, explore the Island trails,

and experience the beauty of the nature.
Only through the passionate efforts of former President Joe Costello, Hal's Pals and public volunteers,
Boy Scout Island (The Big Island) was restored to its natural beauty for generations to come. Come visit!

Hal's Pals

SYLVAN's Volunteers


Tons of scrap metal was removed by Hal Schafer & Hal's Pals volunteers in effort to make the island a safer place for visitors. Your efforts were invaluable. 

HAL'S PALS SYLVAN'S VOLUNTEERS
Former Indiana Governor, Mitch Daniels, Sylvan Lake Indiana

"To Joe, with congratulations on a great achievement. This is a remarkable story, that I plan to tell others. It’s a real role model  for the state of Indiana.”

--Former Indiana Governor, Mitch Daniels


In May, 2007, The association raised $1.25 million to purchase the largest island on Sylvan Lake to preserve its natural, wooded beauty and historic value and protect it from development.   Read more

Sylvan's Big Island

Church Services on Sylvan's Big Island

2ND SUNDAY OF JUNE, JULY, AUGUST, SEPTEMBER.

Services start at 9:30 AM sharp.  Complimentary boat shuttle service from Gene Stratton-Porter's Dock starting at 9 AM. 


CHURCH SCHEDULE
June 11, 2017 -

VINYARD CHRISTIAN Church

PASTOR STEVE HERENDEEN
    July 9, 2017 -

WESTON STREET BIBLE CHURCH 

PASTOR DAN LASH
    August 13, 2017 -

WOLF LAKE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH PASTOR JIM TAYLOR

    September 10, 2017 -    

HILLTOP BAPTIST CHURCH
PASTOR LARRY ANGLEMYER



Winter, Island church, Sylvan Lake, Indiana

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