Lake Wawasee

Welcome to Lake Wawasee

Upscale lakefront living along Indiana’s largest natural lake
Nestled in the heart of Northern Indiana, Lake Wawasee is an idyllic destination where water stretches to the horizon, beckoning adventurers and peace-seekers alike. Here, luxurious lakefront homes dot the shoreline, and the gentle hum of boats complements the tranquil lapping of waves.
For those seeking a retreat into nature without forgoing the finer things in life, Lake Wawasee offers a picturesque backdrop. Here, every sunset is a spectacle, and the whispering winds carry stories of leisurely days and elegant nights spent beside Indiana's cherished lakes. 

What to Love

  • Embrace the allure of lakeside living with expansive waterfront properties offering breathtaking views and direct access to water activities
  • Indulge in a wide range of dining experiences, from upscale dining at Oakwood Resort to the casual charm of The Channel Marker
  • Enjoy a plethora of outdoor activities, from boating and fishing to golfing

Local Lifestyle

Lake Wawasee is a haven for boaters, fishermen, and water sports enthusiasts. Its vast expanse of fresh water is ideal for sailing, wakeboarding, and summer swim adventures. The lake is also a fisherman’s paradise, offering a rich bounty, including bass, bluegill, and yellow perch. With marinas and boat launches easily accessible, every visit promises a new adventure on the water.
The surrounding community of Syracuse adds to the lake’s charm with quaint boutiques, cozy eateries, and the famous Oakwood Resort. This landmark establishment features a historic hotel, a fine dining experience, and a spa, offering a slice of luxury alongside stunning lake views.
The social calendar is brimming with year-round events, from art fairs to seasonal festivals. The Fourth of July fireworks over Lake Wawasee are legendary, painting the night sky with a riot of colors reflected in the lake’s glassy surface.

Dining and Entertainment

Oakwood Resort, perched on the shores of Lake Wawasee, presents a dining experience that's as refined as it is picturesque. Guests can enjoy a meal in an elegantly appointed dining room or on a veranda with uninterrupted views of Indiana's largest natural lake. The resort's menu celebrates classic American cuisine, crafted with a contemporary twist and sourced from the finest local ingredients.
A stone's throw away from the tranquil waters, The Channel Marker greets its patrons with a unique blend of casual sophistication and a waterfront ambiance that's hard to beat. As boats bob in the marina, diners can indulge in a selection of dishes that range from fresh, zesty salads to hearty, savory entrees, all while enjoying the serene vista of the lake stretching out before them.
For a more laid-back dining experience that echoes the community's spirit, the Sleepy Owl Supper Club stands as a local favorite. Its warm and inviting atmosphere is perfect for a family dinner, a night out with friends, or a romantic evening. The menu, brimming with comfort food classics, invites diners to unwind and savor the flavors while relishing the sense of togetherness that the supper club embodies. Whether it's for a special occasion or a simple treat after a day on the lake, these establishments in the Lake Wawasee area offer a perfect blend of ambiance, taste, and lakeside charm.

Things to Do

The Wawasee Golf Club provides an exceptional golfing experience that's as challenging as it is scenic. Nestled on the shores of Lake Wawasee, the club's meticulously maintained greens offer golfers of all levels a serene environment to play and improve their game. Each hole presents its own set of challenges, with strategic bunkering, varied elevation changes, and water hazards that demand precision and skill.
Beyond the fairways, the clubhouse stands as a testament to the club's commitment to luxury and comfort. Members and guests can access a range of amenities designed to complement their golfing experience. The pro shop is stocked with the latest gear and apparel, ensuring that every golfer is well-equipped for their round.
After a day on the course, members can relax in the clubhouse, where a mix of casual and fine dining options await. The clubhouse’s dining area, often with panoramic course views, provides a convivial atmosphere to recount the day's play over a meal or a drink. For golf enthusiasts seeking a day of play in an idyllic setting, Wawasee Golf Club offers a retreat that perfectly blends sport with natural splendor and clubhouse sophistication.


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Overview for Lake Wawasee, IN

9,596 people live in Lake Wawasee, where the median age is 45.9 and the average individual income is $36,397. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Lake Wawasee, IN

There's plenty to do around Lake Wawasee, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Explore popular things to do in the area, including Brew City Roasting Company, Westmain Tavern, and Kiyomi.

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Dining 0.89 miles 21 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining · $$ 1.49 miles 46 reviews 4.7/5 stars
Dining · $$ 0.89 miles 48 reviews 4.6/5 stars
Dining 0.91 miles 27 reviews 4.4/5 stars
Dining · $ 0.88 miles 16 reviews 4.3/5 stars
Dining · $ 0.91 miles 37 reviews 4.3/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Lake Wawasee, IN

Lake Wawasee has 3,843 households, with an average household size of 2.49. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Lake Wawasee do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 9,596 people call Lake Wawasee home. The population density is 167.51 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in Lake Wawasee, IN

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The following schools are within or nearby Lake Wawasee. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Wawasee Middle School
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Syracuse Elementary School
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