We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Great place to go relax

Great place to take the family including little ones. They have paddle boats you can rent out at a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Melissa H
Elizabethtown, Kentucky
via mobile
Sweet park

You really can’t beat this park, it’s not anything extremely fancy but lots of space, activities... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Amy T
Elizabethtown, Kentucky
via mobile
Read all 174 reviews
All photos (118)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“paddle boats”(19 reviews)
“freeman lake”(28 reviews)
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
Reviews (174)
Filter reviews
174 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviewspaddle boatschristmas lightsfreeman laketennis courtsfeed the ducksmile traillight showfrisbee golfnice playswim meetexcellent placenice place to gopicnic sheltersnice walking trailssmall citybike ridebring your own
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 174 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago 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.

Thank Melissa H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

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

Thank Amy T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Stacie S
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Went for a hike, and came back with our windows smashed, and items stolen. We parked right in front of the new tennis complex, and their “security cameras” are not functional. Found out later that the lake is notorious for cars getting broke into. The...More

1  Thank Gypsyadventures1981
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Went with 4 adults an 2 kids ages 6 and 8. Paddle boats are $5.00 for an hour rental Wich is what we did but also have kayaks for same price. There's nice play grounds and tennis courts an trails. Very family friendly, just a...More

Thank Johndshort
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Excellent place to take in the view, walk, run, bike or just sit and unwind. Hats off to Greenspace for the tremendous improvements on the backside trails! If you are not taking advantage of this free to everyone gem, thanks! More for the rest of...More

Thank RunningRon50
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Its a really nice place whether you visit with your family and enjoy a barbecue or come here with your significant other to enjoy a romantic walk or even have a jogging session.

Thank ahmadk747
Reviewed 4 August 2018

Wow, so get this, right in the heart of Elizabethtown, KY is Freeman Lake...a place where you can "get your steps in" or go Kayaking, play tennis, volleyball, toss a Frisbee...you pick. Look, this is the escape you need if, like me, you happen to...More

1  Thank 49jrp
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

I really enjoy going to Freeman Lake park for kayaking! It is so peaceful and beautiful there! The park is always very well maintained and a great place to take your family.

Thank Scott D
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Its a beautiful place to hang out with friends and family and just relax.Plus the fact you don't have to drive far

Thank Barbara Y
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 18 hotels in Elizabethtown
Homegate Inn
24 reviews
2.95 km away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Elizabethtown
204 reviews
3.58 km away
Motel 6 Elizabethtown
109 reviews
3.58 km away
Hampton Inn Elizabethtown
414 reviews
3.61 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 140 restaurants in Elizabethtown
Green Bamboo Restaurant
114 reviews
1.10 km away
Namaste Indian Cuisine & Bar
115 reviews
1.46 km away
Reuben’s Classic Deli
44 reviews
1.45 km away
Topp't Handcrafted Pizza & Chopped Salads
33 reviews
1.61 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 37 attractions in Elizabethtown
Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum
224 reviews
.72 km away
The Elizabethtown Nature Park
45 reviews
1.42 km away
Lincoln Heritage House
14 reviews
.36 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Lyle J
26 August 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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
31 March 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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
31 March 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.