If You’re Lucky Enough to Live By The Lake, You’re Lucky Enough!

We’re very lucky, for­tu­nate and grate­ful that a log­i­cal com­pro­mise was arrived at regard­ing the min­i­mum flow out of Oak­dale Dam. Mov­ing for­ward to min­i­mum flow has been low­ered to 315 cubic feet a sec­ond from 500. While it does­n’t sound like much this is huge. Big thanks to Gabrielle and SFLECC as well as Sen­a­tor Mike Braun. Their tire­less work paid off. Low­er water lev­els will be a rare occur­rence mov­ing for­ward.

We are lucky for all our thriv­ing wildlife. White Pel­i­cans? Seri­ous­ly? There are so many beau­ti­ful crea­tures here. The Eagles are so numer­ous we take them for grant­ed. It wasn’t that long ago I remem­ber see­ing my first one.

Absolute­ly the most impor­tant thing we have to be thank­ful for are the friends and fam­i­ly we are lucky enough to share togeth­er Lake Free­man, Lake Shafer and the Tippeca­noe Riv­er. We are all so priv­i­leged to have our Lake Fam­i­ly”. You know what I’m talk­ing about.

With all the trou­bles in the world and our coun­try, the Lake Life” is our hap­py place.


White Pelican
The White Pelican has moved its migratory route east and we are the beneficiaries. They are very abundant on our lakes from mid-March to the end of April. They travel to northern Canada to breed in the Summer.

Wel­come to Lake Free­man Life. We are the infor­ma­tive resource for the peo­ple who live and play around one of Indiana’s most beau­ti­ful lakes. Lake Free­man is locat­ed in Mon­ti­cel­lo, Indi­ana and is a unique trea­sure. Formed by the con­struc­tion of the Oak­dale Dam in 1925 it is ten miles long and enjoys fifty miles of shore­line. Boaters, fish­er­men, fam­i­lies and vis­i­tors have count­less oppor­tu­ni­ties to enjoy the water and beau­ty. At Lake Free­man Life, we want to offer fresh and rel­e­vant infor­ma­tion. Share Lake​Free​man​Life​.com with your fam­i­ly and friends. Book­mark it for your­self. Come back often. We want to keep you informed with sto­ries, news, pho­tos, con­tests and con­ver­sa­tion. We hope you find Lake​Free​man​Life​.com useful.

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"Endangered" Sheepnose Mussels are found in Lake Freeman and the Tippecanoe River

What is the best part of "The Lake Life"?

Congressman Baird vows to help Lake Freeman

Con­gress­man Jim Baird (4th Dis­trict Indi­ana) was re-elect­ed to a sec­ond term. All of us on Lake Free­man could not be hap­pi­er. He has been a stout advo­cate for the Lake. In his promise to con­stituents, he called the Lake Free­man sit­u­a­tion a Cat­a­stro­phe”. He also vowed to make sure the low­er­ing and its’ affects nev­er hap­pens again. A big thank you to Con­gress­man Baird!

Jim Baird Lake Freeman
Thank you Congressman Baird. You know how important Lake Freeman is to businesses, residents, fish and yes, even mussels!
Lake Freeman Facts

Length: 11.99 miles.