About Syracuse Lake

Syracuse Lake is a natural lake located in Kosciusko County, Indiana—just south of the resort town of Syracuse, whose population reaches 35,000 in season. This beautiful lake spans 414 acres with a maximum depth of 34 feet and is perfect for relaxation or any fresh-water activities. Enthusiasts can spend the day water or jet skiing, motor boating, sailing, swimming, kayaking, or fishing. Anglers can expect to catch a variety of fish, including bluegill, redear sunfish, largemouth bass, yellow perch, and northern pike. In the winter, the lake welcomes ice skating, ice fishing, skiing, and snowmobiling.  

Syracuse, Indiana has approximately 3,000 full-time residents with an active community and numerous events year-round, making Syracuse a fantastic place to live. Lakefront homes and condos overlook the clear, sparkling water, allowing residents to enjoy spectacular views and unparalleled access to the lake’s waters. Enjoy weekend getaways, retirement, or year-round lake living.

The Lakeside Park is the perfect place for families and the community to gather for seasonal events throughout the year. In the summer, local entertainers gather in the park to perform in the Park Rhythms event. Mid-May through Mid-October, the annual Farmer’s Market opens, highlighting local artists and farmers who bring their handmade items and homegrown food to sell. Several other events throughout the year include the CruisIn & Carshow, Garden shows, Art Blasts, Art Fairs, Syracuse Summerfest, 4th of July activities, Annual Triathlon, Fall Harvest Festival, and Holiday Celebration.   

Connected to the largest natural lake in the state, Lake Wawasee, provides even more potential for boating adventures and fun days in the sun. The Syracuse-Wawasee trail system surrounds Syracuse Lake entirely, perfect for walking, running, and biking. The 4+ miles of trail around Syracuse Lake link to the northern part of Lake Wawasee and is within walking distance to downtown restaurants, shops, festivals, etc.   

There are plenty of other entertainment options in nearby Warsaw, Goshen, and other surrounding towns. Residents of Syracuse Lake enjoy numerous golf courses, movie theaters, and fine dining, including 3 boat accessible restaurants. The nearby Amish Acres, Essenhaus, and Shipshewana provide distinct cultural opportunities for shoppers to enjoy.

Local manufacturing employers include Polywood, Parker Hannifin, Polar Kraft Boats, Travel Lite RV, and Colbin Tool Company. 

With fun events year-round and a friendly community, the Syracuse-Wawasee area is a wonderful place to live, work, and play. 

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