Gene Stratton-Porter home, Sylvan

All-season Sylvan Lake, Located in 

Rome City, Indiana, Noble County

Welcome to Sylvan Lake Indiana -- a water lover's paradise located in Rome City, Indiana. Noble County is home to 117 lakes and Sylvan Lake Indiana is the most famous; Sylvan Lake is home of internationally famous Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site.  

Sylvan Lake features 16-miles of gorgeous shoreline & 669 acres of water offering 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, island church services and all-season water activities. 

Sylvan Lake is a tourist destination and an ideal stop while visiting Noble county in northeastern Indiana. 

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

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Dogs on frozen Sylvan Lake Indiana

Fall lake beauty

Town Signage for Sylvan Lake Indiana

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LOGO of Chamber of Commerce

Ski Lake. Fishing Lake. Sylvan Lake!

Winter lake sights

Fourth of July

Fireworks on Sylvan Lake

July 6th, 2024​

COnnEct with Sylvan Lake

LOGO of Chamber of Commerce

Summer lake fun

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! 
Sylvan Lake Indiana water and dog



  • 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



Big Winners at Sylvan

Our biggest fundraiser for SLIA

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

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


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Gene Stratton-Porter​ State Historic Site


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Archived Video

Tour of Sylvan​

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




Fun on Sylvan

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