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Lake Freeman Fireworks Raffle
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Thank you GT Carts! This is an amazing win win. We are having a raffle to support the 100% donation funded Fourth of July Lake Freeman Fireworks Show. A $100 ticket gives you a chance to win a 2021 EZGO Valor Golf Cart. Only 200 tickets are being sold. Less than 10% of all Lake freeman Residents support the show. That is embarrassing. You know who you are, here’s your chance to redeem yourself. Katrina, Pat and their team work their tails off to put on an amazing show every year. Support the show. Support your Lake. T-shirts and Yeti’s are also available at Susan’s.

Lake Freeman Cart Giveaway
You could win this golf cart!

Welcome to Lake Freeman Life. We’re here to be 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 with your family and friends. Bookmark it for yourself. Come back often.Talk to us! We want to keep you informed with stories, news, photos, contests and conversation. We hope you find useful.

Lake Freeman Boat Fail
Literally thousands of boats were stuck on their lifts all winter. Doesn't look like a minor problem to us.

The US Federal Court of Appeals has issued their opinion. It was a bad news/good news opinion. Yes, they agreed the science was applicable, but strongly questioned the USFWS notion that their mandate would have a minor effect on Lake Freeman. Hmmm, they drained the Lake almost completely, killed hundreds of thousands of Pearl Mussels, and cost local businesses millions of dollars. We call that major.

Contact our local politicians and ask them their opinion. Just click on their name and send them a message — 

Senator Todd Young

Senator Mike Braun

U.S. Congressman, 4th district Jim Baird

History: In 2014, the US Fish and Wildlife Service issued a mandate to maintain a minimum 500 CFS discharge from the Oakdale Dam. This is an attempt to hydrate endangered mussels down river from the Oakdale on the Lower Tippecanoe River. To be clear, we are all in favor of conservation and protecting our lakes and the river. The mandate was issued to keep a subjective minimum flow of water to the Lower Tippy. A legal fight has been underway ever since. The mussels have thrived for millions of years, it is testimony to the incredible water conditions of the Twin Lakes and Tippycanoe River. Lake Freeman should not be the watering can for the Lower Tippy. Here’s a link to the Indiana USFWS overview.

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

What is your biggest concern about Lake Freeman being drained?

Poll Results

What is your biggest concern about Lake Freeman being drained?

  • The Lake wildlife dying: Freeman mussels, fish, birds etc. ( 16.63%)

  • Someone getting seriously injured or killed ( 3.15%)

  • My seawall collapsing ( 4.94%)

  • My dock collapsing ( 0.22%)

  • My home value collapsing ( 26.29%)

  • Unbridled Government power ( 9.89%)

  • The paralyzed Lake economy, our cherished businesses ( 17.53%)

  • The water draw down won’t accomplish a dang thing ( 7.87%)

  • Can't get my boat out ( 10.11%)

  • Can't find the wrench I dropped in 2015 ( 3.37%)

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

Lake Freeman is fed by

The Tippecanoe River