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Frequently Asked Questions

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

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Who can spray weeds?

ANSWER: The DNR determines the numbers of Acres and the Locations that can be sprayed for weeds each year. SLIA is responsible to procure bids and oversee the selected applicator. LARE and SLIA funds are used to pay for the spraying. Only 71.1 Acres of Sylvan Lake can be treated – however channels are not included in this number.

ANSWER: A homeowner can treat ONE area 25 feet by 25 feet without a permit. However, they can not do this if another area is clear. All property owners can spray themselves if they use approved aquatic weed control spray. The farmers mill located in Laotto, IN (IN 205 and old 3) are very knowledgeable on material that can be legally used. In addition, the Sylvan Lake Improvement Association (SLIA) contracts with Jim Donahoe, (Aquatic Weed Control) 574-533-2597). He would be able to provide a quote for service.

When are Fireworks?

ANSWER: Fireworks are held at “dusk” on the West Embankment of Sylvan Lake on the Saturday closest to July 4th (Fireworks in 2018 will be on July 7th).

Installer of Piers, Boat lifts & Bubblers?

ANSWER: Contact Officer Rodney Clear by email at rclear@dnr.in.gov

ANSWER: Coming soon -Local and area Installers are listed in “Services” area of the Sylvan Lake Indiana website.

Boat Rental available?

ANSWER: Pontoon rentals available – West Lakes Marine, Tel: 260-343-9000

ANSWER: Paddleboard and Kayak rentals available – R&S Boats, Tel: 260-854-4788, Website

Camping or Rental Housing available?

ANSWER: No campsites are allowed at this time on Sylvan Lake Indiana.

ANSWER: Please refer to internet rental property sources for weekly rentals on Sylvan Lake Properties, as internet searches will be up to date on availability.

Where can I fish from the shoreline?

ANSWER: Embankment or shoreline fishing is available at Lakeside Park, Sycamore Park and the west embankment of Sylvan Lake Indiana. Enjoy!

Is there Boat Patrol on Sylvan?

ANSWER: SLIA Boat Patrol is manned by the Rome City Town Marshall’s office and will patrol the lake during weekends and holidays.

ANSWER: The DNR of Indiana also patrols Sylvan Lake Indiana and will monitor fishing limits on the lake.

Can I get Emergency Messages or information about Sylvan Lake & Rome City?

ANSWER: Sylvan Lake Indiana updates our facebook page regularly about news, events, alerts, and more. “Like” our page here: https://www.facebook.com/Sylvanlakeindiana/

ANSWER: Text messages exclusive to Rome City & Sylvan Lake are available– Simply Text: SYLVAN57 to 888777 (case sensitive).

ANSWER: Nixle keeps you up-to-date with relevant information from your local public safety departments & schools; Sign up at Nixle website: www.nixle.us

Where Is BINGO on Sylvan Lake?

ANSWER: Our Bingo building is located 1/4 mile south of Rome City on HWY-9.

ANSWER: Thursday Evenings – Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Noon – Doors open at 11 a.m.

When is SLIA Annual meeting / classes?

ANSWER: The annual meeting of the Sylvan Lake Improvement Association (SLIA) is held in June. Date to be determined. Pay membership dues at this time or via the Sylvan website PayPal button.

ANSWER: Our "Boater Safety" class is held 1st Saturday of June and is taught by Indiana Department of Natural Resources Officers; Contact Nick Heffner via email for details: NickHeff@yahoo.com

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