About Dewart Lake

Dewart Lake is a natural lake just southwest of the town of Syracuse in Kosciusko County, Indiana. It spans 551 acres with an average depth of 16 feet and goes down to 82 feet at its deepest. The lake used to be known as “Dewart’s Lake” after one of the area’s first settlers, the Dewart family. Nowadays, it is a perfect fusion between nature, wildlife, and recreation for families and independent homeowners alike.

Lakers can enjoy tubing, water skiing, boating, and fishing with access via a northwest public boat ramp. Anglers can expect to catch black crappie, bluegill, largemouth bass, redear, yellow perch, and walleye. Ice fishing can reel in a good catch at some parts of the lake during winter. Canoeing and kayaking are also great ways to spend an afternoon. Head to the lake’s central island to catch a glimpse of bird and animal life, or any of the seven species of turtle that call Dewart home. A natural shoreline and wetlands along the south shore and the northeast corner afford even more nature watching locales among the cattails, pickerelweed, and water lilies.

Located along the southwest shores of the lake, Crowl Homestead is a lakefront resort with seasonal sites and gorgeous views. Since 1837, it has been owned by the same family and enjoyed by generations of families going on camps. The resort has a private boat ramp.

Go east of the lake and find Quaker Haven Christian Camp and Retreat Center which offers year-round camping activities, along with indoor and outdoor recreation. Guests can indulge in buffet meals and cookouts. It has 12 dock spaces. The camp is also in partnership with the 3:16 Community Theatre, a theatrical group with Christian-themed productions. The group’s shows include a Christmas dinner theater and “The Passion” shown on the Holy Week and Easter.

Manage domestic concerns with ease at the local Dewart neighborhood as plenty of utility services are available at arm’s length, including local cleaning services, plumbing, construction, handyman and lawn care. Grab a farm-raised duck at the Maple Leaf Farm west of the lake and savor a sumptuous dinner with the whole family.

Dewart Lake is close to the larger Tippecanoe Lake and its various leisure opportunities. A further drive southeast will lead to Webster Lake where tours on the Dixie, Indiana’s oldest sternwheel paddleboat, can be availed. In addition to its lovely lakeside charm, Dewart Lake is conveniently located between South Bend and Fort Wayne which means a more urban experience is only an hour’s drive away.

Well-suited for those who appreciate the great outdoors, Dewart Lake is family-friendly and with so many attractions, it is not hard to see why it has become a popular vacation destination and an in-demand residential community in northeast Indiana. Interested in living here? View all listings right here.

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