About Papakeechie Lake
Papakeechie Lake is located directly south of Lake Wawasee in Kosciusko County, Indiana. It spans 178 acres with a maximum depth of 40 feet. Papakeechie is a private lake with no public access points, so only residents have access to the water. About 400 houses are scattered around Papakeechie Lake, and 300 of those houses are on the shoreline.
The main recreation on Papakeechie Lake is fishing, and many residents fish straight off their dock. Papakeechie Lake is a beautiful and peaceful place to relax and enjoy nature. Spend the days walking or hiking through the nearby nature preserve to the south. Take a row boat or kayak out on the lake or sit by the shore and enjoy the view. The quiet and stillness of Papakeechie Lake is the perfect place to relax with very little noise and distraction. There’s not much boat traffic on the non-skiing lake, and motors of any kind are prohibited. One of the perks of living on Papakeechie Lake is being able to enjoy the lake without the constant motoring noise typical of larger lakes.
Looking for more activity? Papakeechie drains into Lake Wawasee—mere minutes away, providing more recreation options without disturbing the serenity of Papakeechie Lake. The nearby town of Syracuse also provides many other attractions, entertainment, and dining options, such as The Pier & Back Porch, The Westmain Tavern, and The Sleepy Owl Supper Club.
In the summer, residents can head over to Lake Wawasee to enjoy weekend sailing competitions as well as Sunday morning boat-in church services that run from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Antique lovers are in luck as there are many shops in the vicinity, and art at the nearby Village of Winona in Warsaw. Only 20 miles away, the city of Goshen is home to South Side Soda Shop featured on the food network for their peanut butter pie, and the Old Bag Factory. Built in 1896 it now hosts many unique artists, merchants, restaurants, and even an escape room.
Local manufacturing employers include Polywood, Parker Hannifin, Polar Kraft Boats, Travel Lite RV, and Colbin Tool Company.
Papakeechie Lake is the perfect haven for nature lovers. With a nearby nature preserve, the Syracuse Wawasee trail system, and the solitude of the lake, residents are always surrounded by the peaceful serenity of nature.