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Lincoln Rock State Park
Lincoln Rock State Park © MattHucke / CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Lincoln Rock, seen from Lincoln Rock State Park, across the Columbia River
Lincoln Rock State Park © Thayne Tuason / CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Lincoln Rock State Park with Lincoln Rock it looks like President Lincoln in profile in the background
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13252 State Route 2
East Wenatchee, Washington   98802
(lat:47.534 lon:-120.2835) map location

Phone: 360-902-8844
Lincoln Rock State Park is an 80-acre camping park on the east side of Lake Entiat, created by Rocky Reach Dam blocking the flow of the Columbia River north of Wenatchee. The park, a popular place for swimming, water-skiing and respite from the hot sun, was named for a basalt outcropping said to resemble the profile of Abraham Lincoln. The park provides lawns and shade trees in the midst of an arid environment. River rock lines trails. Children's' play equipment and winter snow play add fun to the park. Beavers are visible on the Columbia River.
History of the Area
Lincoln Rock was named after a prominent geological feature, visible across the river, which resembles the profile of Abraham Lincoln. According to early newspaper accounts, this rock outcropping was first named in 1889 by Billy Schaft and Ed Ferguson. Schaft took a picture and Ferguson commented how much it resembled Abraham Lincoln. The picture was entered in the photograph contest of a prominent magazine, where it won first prize. Because of the nationwide circulation of the magazine, the name of Lincoln Rock was officially adopted for the landmark. Lincoln Rock State Park was acquired by the state on April 1, 1980.
A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to Washington state parks for day use. For more information about the Discover Pass and exemptions, please visit the Discover Pass web page.
The four standard cabins are near the full-hookup campsites and have great views of the Columbia River and Rocky Reach Dam. Each cabin is 26 feet long and has two rooms as well as an 8-foot covered porch. Cabins are furnished with a queen-size futon, a bunk bed that sleeps three, small end table, dining table plus 4 chairs, heater, and air conditioner. Outside is a picnic table and fire pit with grate. The new cabin loop includes two new full hook-up utility sites and eight deluxe cabins overlooking the Columbia River. The cabins include all of the amenities of the standard cabin plus additional end tables, six person dining table with chairs, a kitchenette with microwave, mini-fridge, sink, counter space with cupboards, and a bathroom with shower. On-demand hot water, ceiling fan and BBQ brazier are included. Cabins may be reserved up to nine months in advance for arrival dates from April 1 -Sept. 30.
The park has 27 standard tent spaces, 35 partial-hookup sites, 32 full-hookup sites, four standard cabins, eight deluxe cabins, one dump site, five restrooms one ADA, and 14 showers three ADA. Maximum site length is 65 feet limited availability. All lawn areas, including tent area, are irrigated daily. See park's information boards in each camp loop for specific times. Only one extra vehicle per campsite is allowed. A maximum of three tents per site.

The group camp which is located in close proximity to the sports fields, sport courts, playground, swim beach and the Rock Reach Trailhead will accommodate up to 50 people. A lawn area for tent camping, two partial-hookup RV sites water and electricity and 1 full-hookup RV site water, electric, sewer as well as a large picnic shelter with 12 picnic tables, sinks and power outlets are provided. A group fire pit, large BBQ brazier and ample parking rounds out this area. A large restroom which is shared with the day use guests includes two family-style bathroomsshowers included is nearby.
Reservations for the group camp can be made for arrivals between May 15 to October 15. The camp is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays to allow for lawn and routine maintenance.
1. Lincoln Rock State Park offers a designated swimming area on the Columbia River.
2. Lifeguards are not provided, so swim at your own risk.
3. Swimming is popular during summer months due to warm river temperatures.
4. The park's sandy beach provides easy access for swimmers of all levels and ages.
5. Water shoes are recommended as some areas have rocky bottoms in the waterway.

Located in Douglas County on the Columbia River, Lincoln Rock has three watercraft launches open year round. Lake Entiat is 31 miles long. The park has 632 feet of dock. Personal watercraft are allowed.

Lake Entiat's 650 feet of moorage includes five small floats along the shore for overnight campers. Floats are reservable from May 15 - September 15 and available on a first-come, first-served basis the remainder of the year. Moorage fees are charged year round for mooring at docks, floats, and buoys from 1 p.m. to 8 a.m. Daily and annual permits are available.
Enjoy fishing in the Columbia River, home to Chinook salmon and steelhead trout. A boat launch is available for use.

The park provides three kitchen shelters with electricity, plus 30 sheltered and 50 unsheltered picnic tables.

Two of the shelters are reservable by calling (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688. One shelter has a guest capacity of 100 and the other 150. Both have water and sinks.
Cycling enthusiasts can enjoy paved trails suitable for all skill levels. Be aware, helmets are mandatory in this area.

Mountain biking is not recommended due to the lack of designated off-road paths and steep terrain.

Ensure you stick to marked routes as some areas have heavy pedestrian traffic which could lead to accidents.

Night cycling isn't advised because there's no lighting on most pathways; visibility becomes a significant concern after sunset.

Remember that cyclists must yield right-of-way when encountering hikers or horseback riders on shared-use trails.

Stay cautious around wildlife - they may be startled by your presence and react unpredictably.
1. Apple Capital Loop Trail: This 10-mile trail is a paved, multi-use path that offers stunning views of the Columbia River and Wenatchee Valley.

2. Lincoln Rock State Park Hiking Trails: These trails are perfect for beginners or families with young children as they offer easy to moderate hikes through beautiful woodland areas within the park.

3. Eastmont Community Park Trail: A short but scenic hike offering panoramic views over East Wenatchee and surrounding mountains from its highest point.

4. Rocky Reach Dam Discovery Center Walkway: An educational walk along this dam provides information about local wildlife, hydroelectric power generation, and regional history while also providing great river vistas.

5. Saddle Rock Gateway Natural Area Trails: Located nearby in Wenatcheem these trails provide more challenging hiking options up steep inclines leading to breathtaking viewpoints overlooking the city below.

6. Wenatchee Confluence State Park Trails: Just south of Lincoln rock state park,these flat walking paths wind around two rivers meeting (the confluence) making it an ideal spot for bird watching.

7. Horizon's Edge South Hillside Desert Nature Preserve: Offers hikers unique desert landscape experience on well:maintained dirt tracks just outside east wenachee.

8. Foothills North & South trail system: Extensive network of interconnected loops suitable both mountain bikers & hikers alike.

9. Sage Hills: Lester Road Access Point: Popular among locals due to variety terrain types including grasslands,sagebrush shrub:steppe habitat etc.

10. Castle Rock Viewpoint via CastleRock Avenue: Short uphill climb leads you spectacular view points looking out across columbia river valley.

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Located seven miles north of East Wenatchee, Wash., on the eastern bank of the Columbia River in Douglas County.

From East Wenatchee:Drive north on SR. 2 about seven miles. Signs indicate park entrance on the left.

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