Gene Stratton-Porter home, Sylvan

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.

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

Fall lake beauty

Winter lake sights

Photo courtesy Carolyn Johnson

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.

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. 

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Dogs on frozen Sylvan Lake Indiana

Gene Stratton-Porter​


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

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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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- 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