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Picnic in the park

Husband and I took a picnic and ate at one of the tables. View is great, places to walk and take... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
cathy m
Christmas in the Park

This is a car ride into a park that is beautifully decorated with Christmas lights and decorations... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Erlanger, Kentucky
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Historical attractions inside the park include the Sarah Bush Johnston Memorial and the Lincoln Heritage House
140 Freeman Lake Park Rd, Elizabethtown, KY 42701-2702
+1 270-769-3916
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Husband and I took a picnic and ate at one of the tables. View is great, places to walk and take photos, and swings for the children.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank cathy m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a car ride into a park that is beautifully decorated with Christmas lights and decorations. It was presented by businesses and individuals as well as Elizabethtown Travel Bureau. You could listen to 87.9 on any FM radio which played Christmas music while you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kellerchar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

During the Christmas season the park features a very nice holiday lights tour that you can see as a drive though visit. Sure there are a lot of add spaces for businesses and churches but it’s free although donations are welcome. It was bigger than...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jgbtravels
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Very nice and extremely well maintained park. Don’t miss Christmas in the park! It is absolutely beautiful.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mjldly
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Freeman Lake is a great surprise tucked away instead Elizabethtown. This is a decent size lake that you can hike around. Paddle boats and john boats for rent. You can take your own kayak. Trees are beautiful during all seasons. There are tennis courts (10...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rhondal456
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

I have been here frequently. A complete circle is about 5 miles. There are a variety of spaces - dense forest trails, community park areas with playgrounds and volleyball courts and covered picnic pavillions. There are benches and picnic tables near the lake, scattered at...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank V9334TAlauriem
Reviewed October 1, 2018

We stopped over after visiting the Swope Car Museum just down the street, and were amazed at the size of the park on the lake. It is a great place to ride a bike, jog, or just sit and enjoy nature around one.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ADAMcomputer
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

Great place to take the family including little ones. They have paddle boats you can rent out at a cheap price and go out on the lake.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Melissa H
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

You really can’t beat this park, it’s not anything extremely fancy but lots of space, activities, and trails! Very clean.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Amy T
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Alyssa nice clean place to go they always have pavilions to rant for family reunions and etc. Love going there in the wintertime because they have a ice rink that the kids can skate on

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Stacie S
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Lyle J
August 25, 2018|
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Response from 49jrp | Reviewed this property |
Is this a trivia question? I love trivia...Not sure really, seen pictures of the Miller-Thomas Cemetery site, and there's a military memorial north of Ring Road but I didn't make it over there on my hike (only did about half... More
March 30, 2018|
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Response from ewinchell | Reviewed this property |
You have to buy a permit to fish there and not sure but you might have to have a fishing license , to be sure go the chamber of commerce in Hardin county
March 30, 2018|
Response from OUfanatic | Reviewed this property |
Hi! I just looked at the city’s website and it indicates that fishing permits for the lake for “Residential Veterans, 50%-100% Disibility” are free.