LINCOLN STATE PARK
LINCOLN STATE PARK
Highway 162 Box 216
Lincoln City, Indiana 47552
Toll Free: 800-457-8283
Visit Lincoln State Park and discover Indiana's past throughout 10 miles of hiking trails, rolling forested hills and two scenic lakes. Sleep among the trees in our lakeside campground, log cabins or group cottages. Visit the Colonel Jones Home, the historic home of the merchant employer of young Abraham Lincoln.
The 1,747 acre park was established in 1932 as a memorial to Nancy Hanks. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was instrumental in establishing the recreational facilities now found in the park. The CCC was a national program designed to provide jobs for unemployed young men during the Great Depression. At Lincoln State Park, CCC crews built beautiful Lake Lincoln, Lakeside shelter, the boat rental building (formerly a ranger cabin) and many trails.
Sarah Lincoln Woods Nature Preserve is located in the southernmost portion of the park. A visit to Lincoln State Park is like taking a step back into time when the land was wild and Abe Lincoln was a boy.
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
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Youth Group Campyes
Enjoy a family cabin with your loved ones in an Indiana State Park this year. The cabins offer privacy and comfort with bedrooms, living areas, kitchens and modern bathroom facilities.
to this park:
* Nature Center * Interpretive Naturalist Services (Seasonal) * Picnicking/Shelters (Shelter Reservations) * Boat Launch Ramp * Boating / Elect. motor only * Fishing * Shelters (Shelter Reservations) * Hiking Trails * General Store * Rental-Canoe, Paddleboat, Rowboat * Swimming / Beach (Policy) o Lincoln State Park beach is open Memorial Day Week-end through Labor Day Week-end
Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Plaza
A public plaza honoring the 200th birthday of President Abraham Lincoln and his years as a boy in Indiana is under construction at Lincoln State Park, and is expected to open in 2009. It consists of a large, bisected circular plaza. Visitors will first enter an area punctuated with limestone pedestals and interpretive signs signifying key milestones in Lincoln's formative Indiana years between ages 7 and 21.
A central half-circle reminds visitors of young Abraham's growth from a boy to a man. Visitors can move freely between the pedestals at any pace. The second semicircle provides a more intimate space for reflecting upon the man who led this nation. It will contain a twice-life-size bronze bust of Lincoln, accompanied by some of his quotes.
In the year 2009, the entire nation will commemorate the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth. As part of that celebration, Indiana will present a new theatrical experience at Lincoln Amphitheatre, which is nestled in the thick woods of Abraham Lincoln's boyhood home.
Many already know the inspirational story of Abraham Lincoln. Join us for our production of LINCOLN and learn more about the story of the man many consider to be our greatest president and how his Indiana roots helped to shape his character.
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