And the win­ner of the 2021 EZGO Golf Cart is… Aman­da Walts!

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Congratulations Amanda!! Thanks to everyone who bought a ticket to support the Lake Freeman Fireworks.

Here we go! It’s 4th of July week­end. The Fire­works fundrais­er on the Madam Car­roll was a sell out and Group Ther­a­py and Dav­ey and The Mid­nights rocked it! A spe­cial shout out to Kat­ri­na Coghill. She is our fear­less, tire­less, focused, dri­ven leader. Thank you!!! 

The Boat Parade kicks off the fes­tiv­i­ties at 11:00 am. So cool how this event has grown. Sand­bar fun starts at noon with the vol­ley­ball tour­na­ment and mil­i­tary fly­over at 1:30. The leg­endary fire­works begin at dusk (10:00) on the high bank across from Tall Tim­bers Mari­na. Should be bet­ter view­ing than ever before. Have fun. Be Safe. And remem­ber the C.O.‘s will be out.


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We love our Country and it shows. Thank you to all those who have served in the military!

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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If you're lucky enough to live on Lake Freeman, you're lucky enough!

LAKE LEV­EL UPDATE

The US Fed­er­al Court of Appeals issued their opin­ion in March 2021. 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.

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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!

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

Did you know?

The US Fish and Wildlife Service is responsible for the catastrophic condition of Lake Freeman right now.

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