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Lincoln State Park
LINCOLN STATE PARK
LINCOLN STATE PARK
Highway 162 Box 216
Lincoln City, Indiana   47552

Phone: 812-937-4710
Toll Free: 800-457-8283
Reservations: 812-937-4710
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
Day-UseFishingyes
 Hiking Trailyes
 Picnickingyes
 Picnic Sheltersyes
 Swimming Beachyes
 Bike Trailsyes
 Nature Centeryes
 Nature Programsyes
BoatingBoat Rentalyes
 Boating Limits-1
 Launch Rampsyes
CampingPrimative, #120
 Electric Sites, #150
 Flush Toiletsyes
 Dumpstationyes
 Showersyes
 Camp Commissaryyes
 Camper Cabinsyes
 Group Campyes
 Youth Group Campyes
WinterActivitiesyes
Cabins
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.
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Boats and RVs
Central Marine - Shoals, INBoat Rentals
A store that caters to all of your boating, hunting, fishing and outdoor adventure needs. We offer canoe and kayak rentals for one and two day trips on the White River. New G3 brand jon boats as well as a used inventory. NEW White River Cabin on a peaceful river bank setting.
40.4 miles from park*


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* 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.

Lincoln Amphitheatre

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.
Things To Do in the Area
Central Marine - Shoals, INCanoeing
A store that caters to all of your boating, hunting, fishing and outdoor adventure needs. We offer canoe and kayak rentals for one and two day trips on the White River. New G3 brand jon boats as well as a used inventory. NEW White River Cabin on a peaceful river bank setting.
Web Site: Central-Marine.com
40.4 miles from park*
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
October 19 in spite of the storm by James K. Phillips
I came through Indiana heading back home from a cross-country motorcycle trip. A storm had passed through and knocked out the electricity. Although the staff had to assign me a camping spot without the aid of their computer they did so efficiently and with a wonderful sense of humor. I was in the tent camping section and found that the shower room had the emergency lights on. Everything was really clean and well maintained and the other campers were all polite and quiet. I highly recommend this park to anyone on the road or looking for a beautiful place to spend a day or two.
March 23 rv parking by michael
need more rv parking and Deluxe sites
August 18 Friendly Camping by The Dougan Family
We love to camp at Lincoln its quiet and clean. It has alittle for everyone in the family, trails, fishing, swimming, nature exhibits....its great. The DNR folks are always helpful and friendly.
April 29 Are favorite park by The Bolen Family
My family goes to lincoln every weekend to camp or just to fish and hike the trails. We love all of the people and even the animals some people do not like the racoons or other animals but we enjoy watching them and even feeding them I think this park is the best.


Area Campgrounds

Lake Rudolph Campground & R.V. Resort
78 North Holiday Boulevard
Santa Claus, IN


Area Accommodations (over 15 miles away)
Willowbrook Cabin Rental - Golconda, ILCottages and Cabins
LARGE 2 and 3 bedroom private CABINS located near many of the major ATTRACTIONS of the Shawnee National FOREST and the surrounding Southern ILLINOIS area. All cabins offer incredible VALUE as they are fully furnished with everything needed including full kitchens with cookware, microwave, liens, fire pits and wood, outdoor grill, satellite TV and even FREE internet. Open all seasons
Web Site: WillowBrookCabins.com
96 miles from park*
White River Cabin Rental - Shoals, INCottages and Cabins
Enjoy the quiet atmosphere of a well appointed luxury 5 star cabin on the peaceful White River in scenic Martin County. Located directly on the rivers edge and surrounded with the serenity of natures hills. With the convenience of town located a mile away.
Web Site: WhiteRiverCabinRental.com
40.4 miles from park*
Rim Rock's Dogwood Cabins - Elizabethtown, ILCottages and Cabins
Southern Illinois Cabins with all amenities, surrounded by The Shawnee National Forest in Southern Illinois. All cabins have air conditioning, heat, kitchen including stove, frig, microwave, coffee maker, toaster bathroom with shower, screened in porch, electric fireplace, satellite tv with HBO and DVD, all linens, cookware, plates, utensil, outside grill and picnic table.
Web Site: rimrocksdogwoodcabins.com
84.7 miles from park*
Area Resources
Crawford County Tourism Bureau - Leavenworth, INTourism
Crawford County consists of over 306 square miles of beauty and outdoor recreation Caves, state parks, rugged terrain, acres of protected forests, nature preserves, and numerous waterways
Web Site: CrawfordCountyIndiana.com
48.1 miles from park*
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