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Freeman Lake

Freeman Lake, located in north western Indiana, is one of two man-made lakes built on the Tippecanoe River.

Two years after the 1923 creation of Lake Shafer, with the completion of the Norway Hydroelectric Dam north of Monticello, the Oakdale Hydroelectric Dam was built, creating Lake Freeman to the south of Monticello.

One of the attractions of the “twin lakes”, as they are sometimes called, is the fact that the river dams help to maintain a constant water level in both lakes all year round.

Lake Freeman covers 1,547acres with recreational waters contained by a 50-mile shoreline with commercial and residential developments around the lake. Nonetheless, Lake Freeman is not as commercially developed as Lake Shafer, thereby providing the more relaxing experience.


Anglers enjoy reeling in hearty specimens of bluegill, large and smallmouth bass and catfish.

Freeman Lake holds the state record for producing the largest White Bass catch in Indiana. In 1965, James Wagner's catch weighed in at 4 pounds 3 ounces.


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    Freeman Lake Indiana Coordinates:
40.6564N -86.7539W
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Surface Area:
1,547 acres
Maximum Depth:
44 ft
614 ft
Normal Water Clarity:
3-6 ft
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There are several full service marinas from where visitors can rent boats or buy a ride on a large pleasure excursion cruiser. Located between Lakes Shafer and Freeman, Bluewater Park provides public launch ramps from where boaters can take to the water.


Freeman Lake lodging options include are over 100 campgrounds and RV parks, resorts and vacation rentals with views of the lake.

The Lake Resource Guide offers additional information on lodging and other facilities in the area.


The closest major city to Freeman Lake is Indianapolis. Other nearby cities: Monticello, Lafayette, Kokomo and Wabash. Freeman Lake flows through parts of Carroll and White counties.

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