Fireworks over Lake Wawasee - Syracuse, Indiana
Posted by: dnrseekers
N 41° 24.660 W 085° 43.030
16T E 607216 N 4585177
Quick Description: Shot from a barge, the best place to watch the annual Fourth of July fireworks is actually by boat on the lake.
Location: Indiana, United States
Date Posted: 8/16/2011 9:25:53 PM
Waymark Code: WMCATY
The Lake Wawasee Property Association annually sponsors a fireworks display for the Fourth of July. The celebration is not always held on the Fourth itself; it often depends on the relationship to the weekend. This year the display was held on July 2, 2011. Music accompanying the show is provided by the local FM radio station, Willie 103. For details of the current year check out (visit link
) or the web link of the Property Owners Association bellow at the web link.
If you don't have your own boat and want the best seat in the house check out the SS Lillypad at (visit link
) They have a fireworks special you can catch plus get a great ride on a cool boat! If you are a visiting boater I would suggest going to the north side of the swimming hole or sand bar area to see the fireworks (41.394425, -85.692236). From that area you get to see the fireworks in the air and also get a full reflection of them off the water of the lake below too. It is fantastic, like two shows at once!
Some background on the fireworks:
The barge (actually its several) is anchored on the north end of the lake now days. You can check it out as they prepare it before the night of the fireworks too if you'd like. It is set up and assembled at the south end of the lake at the public boat ramp and old fish hatchery.
The fireworks used to be sponsored by the Turkey Creek Fire Department that had its firehouse located across the street from the picnic area (the old green building still standing there today. In the early years the fireworks were shot off from land at what was then the fish hatchery. As things got more sophisticated they moved them to a barge that was kept just north of Griffith's Marina by the marshy area then drug out to the south end of the lake on the night of the fireworks. When the Homeowners association took over the fireworks they were moved to the north end of the lake.