Freeman Lake is the largest city park in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. The park sits on 170 acres of land. Of those 170 acres, 93 are open to the public year round.
This is a very clean and inviting park. The lake is always awesome. it’s a great place to get away and just to go for a walk.
I love coming here with my family so much. Great place to relax or to spend time with family and friends. Wonderful place to go and just sit and enjoy the view, beautiful lake and and surrounding areas.
Very quiet place during the week. A little busy on weekends.
The Historical Places of Freeman Lake
There is several historic building in the park’s grounds; one of the most notables is The Lincoln Heritage House, which is a replica of the one room cabin built in 1879 by Thomas Lincoln, father of the 16th president of the United States Abraham Lincoln.
Another famous building is The Sara Bush Johnson Log Cabin. She was born December 13, 1788 and died April 12, 1869. She was the second wife of Thomas Lincoln and stepmother to our beloved president Abraham Lincoln, born and raised in Kentucky.
Her 1800s cabin has been recreated down to the brightly colored flowers and nearby butterfly gardens. The one room schoolhouse will take you right to the 1800s for a glimpse to the past.
What to do? in Freeman Lake Park
Fishing and boating are the two main attractions to the local residents.
Fishing is very popular here in Kentucky, there are many fish species in the lake, which include Large Mouth Bass, Bluegill, Crappie, Rainbow Trout, Channel Catfish and Shell Cracker. Permits for Age 65 and Under one day $5, one year $20, Seniors one day $3, one year $10.
You can also rent row boats and paddle boats and make jon and kayak so you can enjoy the beauty of our lake. Row boats per hour $2, per day $10; paddle boats per hour $5.
The park offers pavilion rentals, playground, 7 miles of walking trails, pickleball, dog park,18-hole disc golf course, tennis complex with 10 courts, areas to enjoy a picnic, volleyball courts and an ice skating rink, which of course only opens in the winter season.
Many events take place here during the summer season, such as the Fourth of July Celebration, and a series of summer music concerts. Many legendary musical groups have performed here.
Fireworks, food, great music and art shows are just a few of the wonderful things the park offers to its residents and visitors.
“Christmas in The Park“ towards the end of the month of November, you can expect to see the lake lit up with and an amazing array of Christmas decorations donated by the local businesses, schools and churches in the area. The Christmas lights are an amazing way to celebrate this festive time of year.
If you ever visit the state of Kentucky, make sure to stop and visit us in Elizabethtown. You will be glad you did. Happy travels y’all!!!