Boating & Fishing

Lake Wawasee is routinely patrolled by conservation officers. To fully enjoy your visit (and avoid a hefty fine), observe the following tips:

  • Purchase the appropriate fishing license (resident or non-resident) and have it with you.
  • A life vest is required for each person in the boat
  • No boating is allowed in designated swimming areas. The lake permimeter is marked with buoys located about 200 feet from shore to designate a swimming area, which extends from the shoreline to the buoys.
  • When operating a motor boat in the designated swimming area, you must idle directly to the shore or to the buoys
  • When swimmers are present, do not operate a motor boat parallel to the shore in a swimming area (this does not apply to fishing boats using electric trolling motors).
  • Channel waterways are "no wake" zones
  • Sailboats have the right-of-way over power boats
  • Running lights are required between sunset and sunrise
  • Maximum speed from sunset to sunrise is 10 mph
  • To operate a personal watercraft (jet ski), you must have a driver's license
  • Boats with "heads" should use the free public boat waste disposal facility on the southeast end of Lake Wawasee (at the public boat ramp).


The Wawasee Yacht Club is located at Pier 640 in the Turesdell Lodge/Brunjes Park area of the lake. Each summer weekend from Memorial Day to Labor Day the WYC sponsors races for Lasers and Sunfish on Saturday mornings (beginning at 10:00am) and E-Scows and Lightnings on Sunday mornings (beginning at 9:30am). If you observe the races from your boat, be mindfull to stay clear of the race course to avoid interfering with the participating sailboats. The club also sponsors junior sailing program in July. There is a nominal fee. The club also sponsors social events and parties throughout the summer. If you are interested in joining the Club or the junior sailing program, call 574-457-2321 or contact any yacht club member.

Marinas -- Lake Wawasee Main Channel Marina
Fuel, Boat Sales, Boat Repair
  Wawasee Boat Company
Fuel, Boat Rental, Boat Sales, Boat Repair
  Protech Marine
Boat Repairs & Storage
  Griffith's Wawasee Marina Fuel, Boat Sales, Boat Repair, Boat Rental

Boat Rental Main Channel Marina
Fuel, Boat Sales, Boat Repair
  Wawasee Boat Company
Pontoon Boat Rental

Griffith's Wawasee Marina
Pontoon Boat Rental


Clark's Marine
HWY 13, North Webster
Pontoon Boat Rental


Bait Shop & Fishing License Parkside Deli
405 N. Huntington St Syracuse

Boat Ramp - Lake Wawasee Public Ramp (no fee)
Hatchery Road SR15
Boat Ramp -- Lake Syracuse

Public Ramp (no fee)
From SR 13 in Syracuse, turn east onto Medussa (at RR tracks)


Shopping for Boating & Water Sports Bart's
Hwy 13, N. Webster