Dogs on frozen Sylvan Lake Indiana

Fall lake beauty

Gene Stratton-Porter​


Our 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. 

Fun on Sylvan

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

Fall trees lake shore of Sylvan Lake
Kids fishing on Sylvan Lkae Indiana

2022 Independence Day fireworks celebration on Sylvan Lake Indiana! Stunning Photo by Jessica Morris.

LOGO of Chamber of Commerce
Gene Stratton-Porter home, Sylvan
Town Signage for Sylvan Lake Indiana



- Ski Lake, all-season lake

- Big Island dock & trails

- Awesome public boat launch 

- Great fishing & tournaments

- 16-miles of natural shoreline 

- 669 acres of glistening water

- Home of Gene Stratton-Porter

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Ski Lake. Fishing Lake. Sylvan Lake!

Winter lake sights

Photo courtesy Carolyn Johnson

Summer lake fun

COnnEct with Sylvan Lake

home of famous author & Photographer, Gene Stratton-porter.


Big Winners at Sylvan

Our biggest fundraiser for SLIA

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Fireworks display on Sylvan Lake
LOGO, Sylvan Lake Indiana

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Tour of Sylvan

Lovely video scenes of the State Historic Site, Gene Stratton-Porter and Sylvan lake in the town of Rome City, Indiana.

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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 water skiers and travelers looking for small town charm with beauty and relaxation on the lake.  Sylvan is a man-made lake consisting of 5 "basins"  and the 
Big Island, nature trails, boat docks and island church services.  

The Town of Rome City  is a tourist destination and an ideal stop while visiting northeastern Indiana.  Sylvan Lake Indiana hosts many of Rome City's finest tourist attractions including: The internationally famous Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site, "The Big Island,", Sylvan Cellars Event Center, and​​  our premiere  B-I-N-G-O hall.