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“The Dewart Lake Protective Association was founded in 1965”

Dewart Lake Officers

President:  Chip Wallstead  306-7249
Vice Pres.:  Chuck Ranney  658-4663
Secretary:  Sue Lenz  708-334-8371

Treasurer:  Rebecca Tusing  658-3434
Newsletter:  Janet Roth  260-438-4221
Website:  Alex Barrett  658-4895

Lane Directors

Lanes 1, 2 & 25:  Alex Barrett  658-4895
Lanes 3 & 4:  Chuck Ranney  658-4663
Lane 5:  Roger Saxon  658-5563
Lane 6:  Ed Gooding  678-013
 &  Nick Mueller  696-1025
Lane 7 & 8:  Harley Chalk  529-0889 
Lane 9, 10 & 11:  Sue Lenz  708-334-8371
Lane 12:  Jerry Jacquay 658-4865
Lanes 13:  Andy Brown  658-9746
CR 1000*:  Dave Smith  658-4594
Camp Logan:  Jeff Kelsheimer  457-2841
Lane 15:  Dennis Pressler  457-8608
Lane 16:  Peggy Arnett  574-457-5444
Lane 17:  Evon Foyle  658-3969
DeFreese Rd**:  Ralph Blust  658-9408
Lanes 18 A&B:  Jeff Drummond  528-0632
Lanes 18 C&D:  Betty Busch  658-4874
Lanes 19 & 20:  Nancy Warrick  214-7047
Lane 21:  Chuck Ranney  658-4663
Lane 22:  Don McAfee  658-4790
Lane 23:  Ann Robbins  513-237-6644
Lane 24:  Chip Wallstead  658-4183
All (574) Area Code unless otherwise stated.
* Between Lanes 12 & 13 

** Between Lanes 17 & 18

Important Dates to Remember in 2019

Event      Chairperson     Date

Roadside Clean Up: Harley Chalk & Nick Mueller April 13

Garage Sale:  Evon Foyle   May 17&18

Golf Outing:  Tom & Janet Roth   June 3

Rain Date June 10

Annual Meeting:   Chip Wallstead   June 9

Chicken Bar B Q:   Chuck Ranney   June 15

Flotilla:   Dave & Brenda Smith   July 7


Notes of Interest

  • We will be updating our Dewart Lake Directory in the spring of 2019. If you are aware of any changes to your lane, please contact your lane director.
  • There is the possibility of food being part of our next annual meeting if there is enough interest.

In Remembrance

Long-time lake resident Warren Huntzinger passed away on August 10. 2018.


A Reminder

Idle speeds on the lake pertain to wave runners, as well as boats. They are to maintain a 200-foot distance from the shoreline so as not to disturb any buoys.


Walleye Stocking

The lake has been stocked with 2,632 walleye. They are 6-8 inches in length and should be “legal size” in just about two years.


Membership Form

You can find our Membership Form here.
Feel free to mail your check and the form to:

DLPA, P. O. Box 152, Syracuse, IN 46567

Letter from the President

Fall has arrived! The leaves are beginning to color, the temperatures cooler, and some of our neighbors will be headed to warmer climates soon. Those of us who stay year round will enjoy the peace that Fall brings due to less traffic and lake activities.

We have had a remarkable year at our lake. We've gotten a good handle on the Eurasian Water Milfoil, we recently stocked the lake with 6-8” Walleye, thanks in part to private contributions and from the stocking fund of your DLPA. The Walleye should reach the legal size in just over two years.

The DLPA Directory will be updated and issued in the Spring of 2019, so if your Lane Director isn't able to reach you, and you wish to make changes to the information in the directory, contact them using the phone number listed in this newsletter. This is a free service, and there is no cost for the directory.

The Dewart Lake Association dues are still the lowest of many of the nearby lakes, and dues help pay for weed control and fish stocking. I urge you to complete the enclosed form and mail it along with your contribution to DLPA, P. O. Box 152, Syracuse, Indiana 46567, or go online to to pay your dues.

Everyone have a safe Fall and Winter! We will see you next Spring!

Chip Wallstead, President

Dewart Lake Protective Association


Our Lake

by Chip Wallstead

Dewart Lake is a natural lake in northern Indiana's Kosciusko County that was created during the last ice age. The body of water spans 551 acres, with an average depth of feet and 16 feet and a maximum depth of 82 feet. Its normal elevation is 868 feet above sea level. Two inlets to the east feed Dewart Lake; it's outlet to the west at Hammond Ditch leads into Waubee Lake. The lake's dam at the outlet was upgraded by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources in 2005. However, the the lake is mostly maintained by the Dewart Lake Protective Association, which conducts water testing, fish stocking an fund raising for special projects.

Facilities at Dewart Lake include a public boat ramp to the northwest. Water skiing, fishing and boating are the primary recreational activities on the lake. Canoeing and kayaking to the lake's central island are a great way to spend an afternoon, appreciate the bird and animal life and watch a sunset.

Because Dewart Lake is home to seven species of turtle, a number of long- and short-term turtle studies have been completed here.

Dewart Lake anglers reel in catches of Northern Pike, Bluegill, Perch, Large Mouth Bass, spotted gar, and due to a recent stocking, Walleye within a couple of years. Fishing enthusiasts should note there is a “no wake” zone on the south shore just east of Crowl’s Bay. Black Crappie can reach up to 12 inches long, Northern pike, up to 30 inches, and Bluegill up to 8 inches.

There are many other recreational activities within a short distance from Dewart Lake, making it one of the county's bet lakes to visit or live permanently!



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P. O. BOX 152, SYRACUSE, IN. 46567

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