We share Lake Freeman with so many wonderful creatures


Just a few of the beautiful creatures you'll spot around Lake Freeman

The fish are biting. 

Every year the SFLECC stocks Lake Freeman with fingerlings. The Walleye have grown and Tom and Michele Bulington have proof. Seems like the fishing is getting better and better especially on the deeper channels and around docks and submerged trees.

There's nothing like reeling in a keeper.

Lake Freeman and the surrounding area is home to a wide range of rare species. There has been a lot of talk about the mussels in the lower Tippecanoe River, but there are so many other incredible animals to observe right on Lake Freeman. Keep your eyes open and you’re sure to spot some creatures. Enjoy our incredible resource that is Lake Freeman Indiana!

Bald Eagles, were on the endangered species list, but have enjoyed a big resurgence and Lake Freeman provides the perfect winter-feeding ground. The North American River Otter has also been reintroduced and is thriving. Listen closely and you’ll hear the unmistakable knocking sound of the Pileated woodpecker. They are big, beautiful birds. These are just a few examples. Grab a pair of binoculars, hop in the boat and see them first hand. Have you seen Bald Eagles, Hawks, Heron, Raccoons and Deer? Send in your pictures!

Here’s some fish you can catch in Lake Freeman

There has been an aggressive fish restocking program underway on Lake Freeman for a couple of years. Water quality has improved dramatically. While dropping a line, you may catch a variety of fish including: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Striped Bass, White Bass, Walleye, Catfish,  Crappie, and Bluegill. There was even a huge Musky taken just below the Oakdale Dam in the Spring of 2012! For the latest fishing report go here — www.fishingnotes.com/fishing-report/in/Lake-Freeman. 

Listen for the unmistakable knocking of the Pileated Woodpecker
There is no better feeling than catching your first fish.
Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass

Fishing Shots

Lake Freeman Facts

Did you know?

Oakdale Dam Inn is on the location of the Mess Hall for the crew who built The Dam.