The sun is shining, and you are ready to get outside! From pickleball to picnicking, Elizabethtown’s beloved Freeman Lake Park is 170 Acres of fun and activity for all ages. While the park is home to many of Etown’s annual events, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy what the park has to offer year-round.

They say life is better at the lake, and that couldn't be more true at Freeman Lake Park. Enjoy the plethora of activities the park has to offer and tag us in your fun at #touretown!

Boat and Kayak Rental

Want to see the park from a different perspective? Tour the lake by rowboat, paddle boat, or kayak! Watercraft rentals at Freeman Lake are perfect for families or for people looking to get outdoors and try something new. The handicap accessible dock makes the experience safer and easier for everyone! Row boats are $2/hour or $10/day, and paddle boats and kayaks can be rented for $10/hour. The Freeman Lake Park Office and dock access can be found most easily at the N Dixie Hwy entrance to Freeman Lake Park at 100 Freeman Lake Park Rd.

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Disc Golf

Calling all disc golfers! Challenge your friends to a 9 or 18-hole game at the Freeman Lake disc golf course! The course is most accessible from the Blue Heron Way entrance, and parking is easily found at either the Williams or Rotary pavilion at Freeman Lake Park. A course map details these zones as well as the tees and fairways of all 18 holes. Get to throwin’ aces!

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Cast your reels at the lake to catch Large Mouth Bass, Channel Catfish, Crappie, Rainbow Trout, Bluegill and Shell Cracker! Fishing at Freeman can be done shoreside or out on the water, with permits available on a daily or annual basis. Remember to bring your fishing license and brush up on state regulations for a fun day of angling at Freeman Lake Park.

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Freeman Lake Dog Park

The Freeman Lake Dog Park guarantees fun for your furry friend! The park is home to two fenced areas, one for small dogs and another for large dogs. Each area is equipped with water sources, benches, and waste disposal bags for your convenience. The dog park is accessed most easily via Blue Heron Way, take the second exit when you come to the roundabout and follow the road along the lake until you come to the dog park’s designated parking area. Want to see more of the scenic lake? Clip on that leash, The Freeman Lake Trails are dog-friendly and a perfect way to burn some of your pal’s extra energy.

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Freeman Lake Trails

This breathtaking nature trail is perfect for hiking, biking, and taking in the outdoors at your own pace with a variety of scenery. Walk atop the dam, check out the amazing Emerald Cathedral, and take in the views along the shoreline. Sections of the walking trails are paved with close access to parking. The Freeman Lake Trail forms a circle around the lake, a distance of about 5 miles, and can be easily accessed from the Ring Rd, N Dixie Highway, and Blue Heron Way entrances.

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Pickleball and Tennis Courts

Are you a member of the latest pickleball craze? No need to fear, grab your paddles and head to Freeman Lake Park! The tennis complex at Freeman Lake Park features 10 outdoor tennis courts and 1 outdoor pickleball court. The tennis complex can be accessed most easily at the N Dixie Hwy entrance to Freeman Lake Park at 100 Freeman Lake Park Rd.

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Picnic and Pavilion Areas

The scenic, natural beauty of Freeman Lake Park makes the perfect vista for a picnic! Picnic tables and pavilions are accessible throughout the western side of the lake, with close access to playgrounds and shaded areas. The Searle and Williams pavilion are also conveniently located near Freeman Lake Park’s sand volleyball court. Whether you decide to shake out your picnic blanket or reserve a pavilion, Freeman Lake is sure to serve as the perfect backdrop.

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Life is better at Freeman Lake. With so many opportunities to explore the outdoors, attend local events, and spend time with friends and family; Freeman Lake Park is sure to be a part of your memory of Etown. Don't forget to tag us in those memories with #touretown!