Lakeside Park – is a the anchor and largest park in the Syracuse Parks system. The park is lined with Saucer Magnolia trees that blossom in early spring providing beautiful views. Park Amenities include the Kenneth & Lela Harkless Gazebo, an open air pavilion, playground, beach volleyball and a swimming beach on Syracuse Lake. Rental … ContinuedLearn More… Add to Trip Planner
Come explore on the Syracuse-Wawasee trails! This more than 11-mile network of walking/bicycling trails meanders around the town of Syracuse, around Syracuse Lake, and Lake Wawasee, Indiana’s largest natural lake. Use the trails to visit the community center, athletics complex, wetlands, history museum, downtown shops, parks and more! Office Hours: Mondays 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 … ContinuedLearn More… Website Email Add to Trip Planner
The 9th annual Tour des Lakes is a leisurely bike ride through gently rolling hills and scenery around our beautiful lakes in Kosciusko County. There are three route options; 25k, 50k, and 100k. The 100k is our most popular route and guides riders around several beautiful lakes in Kosciusko County, including Lake Wawasee, Webster Lake, … ContinuedLearn More… Add to Trip Planner
Located in the Syracuse Community Center across from Lakeside Park, the Syracuse-Wawasee Historical Museum is a popular attraction. We have had visitors from as far away as India with the Lake being the main attraction. Our Museum is small but people pleasing. No one goes away without talking about at least one thing. It is … ContinuedLearn More… Website Email Facebook Page Add to Trip Planner
Join the Syracuse Parks & Recreation Department for the 10th Annual Fall Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 13 from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM at Lakeside Park! This family friendly event is hosted alongside the final date of the Artisans & Farmers Market and will feature several fall themed activities including hay rides, pumpkin decorating, … ContinuedLearn More…
Celebrate fall at this popular community event! Hosted alongside the final date of the Syracuse Artisans & Farmers Market in Syracuse Lakeside Park. The Fall Harvest Festival will have several fun activities for the entire family to enjoy. In addition to the market, the following attractions are scheduled: – Hay Rides – Petting Zoo – … ContinuedLearn More…
Join us for the 8th annual Tour des Lakes bike ride around eight beautiful lakes in Kosciusko County, presented by the K21 Health Foundation. There are three route options: 25k, 50k, and 100k. Between the lakes, you will enjoy a stunning ride across the country-side and through quaint small towns. There will be SAG stops … ContinuedLearn More…
The Syracuse Parks & Recreation Department is hosting Touch-A-Truck on Saturday, May 6 from 9:00AM-12:00PM at the Syracuse Community Center. This hands on event will provide kids with the opportunity to see, touch and explore their favorite big trucks, heavy equipment and emergency vehicles as well as interact with community support leaders who operate them. … ContinuedLearn More…
- From: Kosciusko County Lakes
- Title: Kosciusko County lakes are plentiful enough to support any habit
- Press Release: Immediate Release
In this county of more than 100 lakes, finding something to do on the water is easy! Whether a boating aficionado, a devoted angler or an avid swimmer or water skier, there are plenty of bodies of water to support the habit.
In Warsaw, the county’s seat, Center Lake and Pike Lake both have public beaches and park areas to enjoy. Also sporting sandy beaches open to the public are Winona Lake, Syracuse Lake, Waubee Lake in Milford and Webster Lake in North Webster.
For those with boats, public access sites are also plentiful. Whether it is the tranquil respite of the Tri-County Fish and Wildlife area where 10 natural lakes exist in this densely wooded nature preserve one craves, or the busier public waters of the state’s largest natural lake, Lake Wawasee, one will find it here.
Lake Wawasee, which covers 3,060 acres, is popular with boaters and fishermen alike. Its popular sandbar is the place to go in the summer when temperatures soar and swimmers need a place to keep cool.
Lake Webster, consuming 585 acres of water, is home to Indiana’s oldest sternwheel paddleboat, the 72-foot Dixie, and is well-known for its muskie fishing.
The Barbee Chain of Lakes is a cluster of seven lakes dotted with cottages, small stores, restaurants, marinas and plenty of public access sites. The chain of lakes is named for William Barbee, one of the original founders of Oswego and one of the three original owners of the first mercantile in the area.
Around the county, water-seekers will also find Big Chapman Lake, spanning 414 acres; Lake Tippecanoe, a 768-acre lake that is the deepest in the state; and many smaller bodies that are perfect for those seeking a bit of solitude.