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Wawasee is an area in northern Indiana, located near the town of Syracuse and Lake Wawasee. As of the 2000 census, the population of the village of Syracuse was 3,038 permanent residents. It's in Koscuisko County and is also near Lake Syracuse and several other lakes in the region. However, Wawasee Lake is the jewel, being the largest natural lake in Indiana. The entire area is often referred to as "Syracuse-Wawasee." Lake Wawasee has long been a summer vacation destination for residents from Chicago and Indianapolis. With over 3,000 acres of clean, clear water, it's perfect for swimming, fishing, sailing, boating and water-skiing. The area also includes picnic areas, golf courses, tennis courts, shops, restaurants and a bowling alley. Visitors can rent fishing boats, pontoon boats or jet skis at several locations around Wawasee. Sunbathers and swimmers often visit the sand bar, which is located about 500 yards off the south shore. The sand bar is a portion of the lake where the water is only 3 to 4 feet deep. Since the sand bar is completely surrounded by deeper water, it is only accessible by boat. Special events at the lake include a spectacular 4th of July fireworks display, which can be seen from the shore of the lake or from your boat.

Surrounding areas: Lake Wawasee, Indiana (1.5 mi), Syracuse, Indiana (3.0 mi), North Webster, Indiana (6.8 mi), Webster Lake, Indiana (6.9 mi), Lake Tippecanoe, Indiana (14.8 mi), Warsaw, Indiana (15.2 mi), Nappanee, Indiana (15.9 mi)

Wawasee Vacation Rentals




Wawasee Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Wawasee Motel707 S HuntingtonSyracuse, IN2.7 mi.(574) 457-4407
Brook Pointe Inn4906 E 1200 NSyracuse, IN3.3 mi.(574) 457-4466
Ligonair MotelLigonier MotelLigonier, IN6.3 mi.(260) 894-3323
The Lodge @ North Webster811 Main StNorth Webster, IN6.7 mi.(574) 834-1500
Courtyard By Marriott1930 Lincolnway EastGoshen, IN11.3 mi.(574) 534-3133
Holiday Inn Express2309 Lincoln Way EGoshen, IN11.3 mi.(574) 533-0200
Ramada Inn1375 Lincoln Way EastGoshen, IN11.7 mi.(574) 533-9551
Best Western Inn900 Lincolnway EastGoshen, IN12.4 mi.(574) 533-0408
Comfort Inn & Suites3328 E Center StWarsaw, IN14.2 mi.(574) 269-6655
Days Inn - Warsaw2575 E Center StWarsaw, IN14.4 mi.(574) 267-3344
Ramada Plaza Hotel2519 E Center StWarsaw, IN14.4 mi.(574) 269-2323
Shamrock Motel1501 E Market StNappanee, IN15.0 mi.(574) 773-3193
Holiday Inn Express-Warsaw3825 LK City HwyWarsaw, IN15.2 mi.(574) 268-1600
Whitington House2170 N 650 WColumbia City, IN16.4 mi.(260) 327-3214
Amish Acres1234 W Market StNappanee, IN16.6 mi.(574) 773-2011
Super 8 Shipshewana740 South Van Buren StShipshewana, IN16.9 mi.(260) 768-4004
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson1175 N Van BurenShipshewana, IN17.2 mi.(260) 768-7780
Essenhaus Country Inn240 US 20Middlebury, IN17.4 mi.(574) 825-9471
Amerihost Inn701 Connexion WayColumbia City, IN20.2 mi.(260) 248-4551
Shamrock Motel3214 S MainElkhart, IN20.4 mi.(574) 293-8922
Lees Inn235 Frontage RdColumbia City, IN20.6 mi.(260) 244-5300
Super 8-Columbia City351 W PLZ Dr Hwy 30Columbia City, IN21.4 mi.(260) 244-2655
Econo Lodge52078 SR 19 NElkhart, IN23.0 mi.(574) 262-0540
Hampton Inn215 N Point BlvdElkhart, IN23.0 mi.(574) 264-2525
Highlander Motel614 N NappanerElkhart, IN23.0 mi.(574) 293-5356
Holiday Inn Express Inn & Suites58364 State Rd 19Elkhart, IN23.0 mi.(574) 296-1110
Knights Inn52188 SR 19Elkhart, IN23.0 mi.(574) 264-4262
Quality Inn & Suites3321 PLZ CTElkhart, IN23.0 mi.(574) 264-0404
Quality Inn300 S Main StElkhart, IN23.0 mi.(574) 264-0404
Shoney's Inn26434 N PonteElkhart, IN23.0 mi.(574) 266-1940
Best Western Inn Kendallville621 Professional WayKendallville, IN23.3 mi.(260) 347-5263
Echo Motel801 Bristol AveElkhart, IN23.8 mi.(574) 264-6269
Holiday Inn Express1917 Dowling StKendallville, IN23.9 mi.(260) 343-0000
Sleepy Hollow Motel1800 Cassopolis StElkhart, IN24.3 mi.(574) 264-2181
Super 8 Motel7333 N St Rt 9Howe, IN25.0 mi.(260) 562-2828
Weston Hotel2725 Cassopolis StElkhart, IN25.1 mi.(574) 264-7502
Days Inn2820 Cassopolis StElkhart, IN25.3 mi.(574) 262-3541
Signature Inn33010 Brittany CTElkhart, IN25.3 mi.(574) 264-7222
Ramada Inn3011 BelvedereElkhart, IN25.4 mi.(574) 262-1581
Red Roof Inn2902 Cassopolis StElkhart, IN25.4 mi.(574) 262-3691

Wawasee Weather & Climate

Northwest Indiana has a four-season climate typical of most of the Midwest, with a few exceptions due to its proximity to Lake Michigan. Cold air passing over the warmer lake water induces precipitation in the lee of Lake Michigan in autumn and winter. As a result of this phenomena, heavy winter precipitation, especially snowfall, can extend eastward from Gary inland to as far as Elkhart. Lake-related snowfall and cloudiness can extend to central Indiana in winter, driven by strong northwesterly winds. In the spring, daily maximum temperatures decrease northward in northern Indiana because of the cooling effect of the Lake. Average daily minimum temperatures in autumn are higher in northwestern Indiana near the warmer lake surface than farther south.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 31°F 17°F 1.84 in. -
February 36°F 20°F 1.77 in. -
March 47°F 29°F 2.73 in. -
April 60°F 38°F 3.38 in. -
May 72°F 49°F 3.39 in. -
June 81°F 58°F 4.05 in. -
July 84°F 62°F 3.49 in. -
August 82°F 61°F 3.97 in. -
September 75°F 53°F 3.58 in. -
October 63°F 42°F 2.89 in. -
November 49°F 33°F 2.83 in. -
December 36°F 23°F 2.67 in. -

Wawasee Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the South Bend Regional airport (SBN) located about 37 miles northwest of Wawasee in South Bend, Indiana, the Fort Wayne International airport (FWA) located approximately 40 miles southeast of Wawasee in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the W K Kellogg airport (BTL) located roughly 65 miles northeast of Wawasee in Battle Creek, Michigan, and finally the Porter County Municipal airport (VPZ) located around 67 miles west of Wawasee in Valparaiso, Indiana.

Wawasee Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
Adventureland Amusement ParkNorth WebsterIN6.8 mi.
Fun SpotAngolaIN38.9 mi.
Deer Forest Fun ParkColomaMI61.4 mi.
Indiana BeachMonticelloIN72.8 mi.
 
Water Parks
Full Blast - Flash Flood/Gully WasherBattle CreekMI67.5 mi.
Splash Family Water ParkGrand RapidsMI106.4 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Maxwelton Golf ClubSyracuseIN2.0 mi.
South Shore Golf CourseSyracuseIN2.8 mi.
Parmore Golf CourseNew ParisIN8.3 mi.
Indian Hills Golf CourseLeesburgIN10.3 mi.
Little Bighorn Golf ClubPiercetonIN15.5 mi.
Rozella Ford Golf ClubWarsawIN15.6 mi.
McCormick Creek Golf CourseNappaneeIN15.8 mi.
Limber Lost Golf CourseRome CityIN17.5 mi.
LaGrange Country ClubLaGrangeIN20.7 mi.
Raber Golf CourseBristolIN21.3 mi.
Crooked Lake Golf CourseColumbia CityIN22.0 mi.
Links of Eagle GlenColumbia CityIN22.0 mi.
Cobblestone Golf CourseKendallvilleIN22.6 mi.
Noble Hawk Golf LinksKendallvilleIN22.6 mi.
Old Orchard Golf CourseElkhartIN22.7 mi.
Sprig OMint Golf ClubBremenIN23.0 mi.
Eel River Golf CourseChurubuscoIN24.1 mi.
Cedar Lake Golf CourseHoweIN24.9 mi.
EberhartPetro Municipal Golf CourseMishawakaIN28.6 mi.
Green Valley Golf CourseSturgisMI29.3 mi.
St Joe Valley Golf ClubSturgisMI29.3 mi.
Sycamore Golf ClubNorth ManchesterIN29.5 mi.
Garrett Country ClubGarrettIN29.9 mi.
 
Ski Areas
Swiss ValleyJonesMI33.5 mi.
Timber Ridge Ski AreaGoblesMI65.4 mi.
Cannonsburg Ski AreaCannonsburgMI113.2 mi.
Pando Ski CenterRockfordMI117.4 mi.
 
State Parks
Chain O'Lakes State ParkIN17.6 mi. 
Potato Creek State ParkIN34.5 mi. 
Pokagon State ParkIN39.8 mi. 
 
Museums
National Automotive and Truck MuseumAuburnIN33.3 mi.(Technology)
Northern Indiana Center for HistorySouth BendIN33.8 mi.(History)
Studebaker National MuseumSouth BendIN33.8 mi.(Technology)
South Bend Regional Museum of ArtSouth BendIN33.8 mi.(Art)
Lincoln MuseumFort WayneIN35.7 mi.(History)
Horn Archaeological MuseumBerrien SpringsMI49.0 mi.(History)
Hesston Steam MuseumLaporteIN54.7 mi.(Technology)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
Potawatomi ZooSouth BendIN33.8 mi.
Fort Wayne Children's ZooFort WayneIN35.7 mi.
Binder Park ZooBattle CreekMI67.5 mi.
Lincoln Park Zoological GardensChicagoIL105.1 mi.
John G. Shedd AquariumChicagoIL105.1 mi.
Potter Park Zoological GardensLansingMI107.7 mi.
Toledo Zoological GardensToledoOH111.9 mi.
Brookfield ZooBrookfieldIL114.7 mi.
Indianapolis ZooIndianapolisIN116.9 mi.


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