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About Lake Wawasee
Lake Wawasee is the largest natural lake in Indiana. Whether you spend your vacation hanging out by the water or exploring some of the cities around the area, you’ll never run out of fun at this freshwater lake!
Things to do around Lake Wawasee
There are plenty of fun things to do around Lake Wawasee. On the water, you can engage in fun activities like sailing, swimming, or jet skiing. Away from the lake, you can shop around for local art and crafts in Syracuse; or go for a fun retail trip to Amish Acres. For a fun family weekend you can head over to Lakeside Park and enjoy a picnic or play games in the park. Nature lovers can try to spot one of the swans or herons that live around the lake or go fishing and catch some bass and bluegill. When it’s time to eat, take the boat out to one of the three boat-accessible restaurants in the area. If you’re going to be in the area around the Fourth of July, spend the evening out on a pontoon boat and enjoy the firework show put on by the Wawasee Property Owners Association.
Lake Wawasee Day Trips
While there’s a ton to do in the water, there are also a variety of cities and small towns near the area perfect for day trips. Syracuse is one of the nearby towns that offer fun activities like parks and great restaurants. A little farther away is Warsaw, where you can check out local museums or relax at the Warsaw Biblical Gardens. Planning a cool family weekend getaway? Drive out to Fort Wayne and visit the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo or explore American history at Johnny Appleseed Park. To get a good taste of local eats, travel out to Pierceton and try some great places like The “Filling” Station Café or Pizza Stop and Subs. Nature lovers should pack some camping gear and plan a fun weekend out at the Chain O’Lakes State Park.
Lake Wawasee Accommodations
Whether you choose to spend your entire vacation by the lake, or are planning a day trip to a nearby town, we make it easy for you to find the perfect place to stay. If you want to get the best of the lake life while also being able to relax on land, we recommend choosing a rental near the western tip of the lake, giving you perfect access to roads near Syracuse, a local town. If you want to spend your entire vacation outdoors, we suggest picking a rental in the upper middle part of the lake, where you’ll be able to enjoy your time by the water, but also on land at some of the nature trails nearby. Planning a day trip to nearby cities like Warsaw or Fort Wayne? Choose a rental near the southern part of the lake, so you’ll be in closer proximity to these places and a few other small towns like Cromwell and North Webster. For a fun weekend camping trip, we recommend choosing one of the rentals available near Lakeview Park. No matter where you decide to stay, you can compare rentals by price, reviews, ratings and more on Tripping. Book your Lake Wawasee rental today!
Transportation around Lake Wawasee
The fastest way to get around Lake Wawasee is by boat, but if you’re planning a day trip away from the lake, or want to spend some time in some of the shops around towns close to you; you should rent a vehicle from places around town like Budget Car Rental or Enterprise.