Freeman Lake Park

  • Phone:

    270-769-3916 (Freeman Lake Park)

  • Phone:

    270-765-4606 (Parks & Recreation)

  • Hours:

    7am til dark, everyday

  • Address:

    Blue Heron Way
    Elizabethtown, KY 42701

Freeman lake Park is the largest City Park in Elizabethtown. It features a 170 acre lake where fishing and boating are the main attraction. Permits for fishing are available on a daily or annual basis. Fish species in the lake include Large Mouth Bass, Channel Catfish, Crappie, Rainbow Trout, Bluegill and Shell Cracker. Live bait is also available at the main office. Row boats and paddle boats are available for rental and a small fee is charged for private boats.

There are 93 acres open for picnicking along with 2 large picnic shelters with restrooms and two small shelters available for rent. The park contains volleyball courts, playgrounds, 7 miles of walking trails around the lake, the Lincoln Heritage House, One Room School House, the Sara Bush Johnson Log Cabin, 18-hole disc golf course and a brand new Tennis Complex consisting of 10 courts (which 5 are lighted).


Rules & Fees

There is a 10 MPH Speed Limit.
Prohobited: Alcoholic Beverages, swimming, night fishing, parking on the grass and gas engines on the lake.
Electric trolling motors are allowed. Bait available at park office.

Facility Fees
Fishing Permits Individual Age 65 or less Seniors
One Day $5.00 $3.00
One Year $20.00 $10.00
Residential Veterans 50% - 100% disabled are Free

Age 16 or older must have an appropriate license and permit.

Fish Limits Daily Limit/Minimum Size
Large Mouth Bass 1 / 15"
Channel Catfish 4 / 15"
Crappie No Limit
Rainbow Trout 5 / None
Bluegill No Limit
Shell Cracker No Limit

Pavilions Large Small
Fri - Sun, Holidays (9am - Close) $60.00 $30.00
Mon - Thurs (9am - CLose) $35.00 $25.00
Bandstand (Mon - Thurs) $90 per day (non profit $125 per day plus 12% ticket sales (profit)
Bandstand (Fri - Sun, Holidays) $90 per day (non profit) $140 per day plus 12% ticket sales (profit)

Boats/Canoes
Row Boat $2 per hour or $10 per day / $0.25 per seat cushion
Paddle Boat $5 per hour
Private Boat Launch $1 per day, $5 per month or $30 per year