LINCOLN ROCK STATE PARK
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.
Summer: 6:30 a.m. to dusk.Winter: Park is closed Oct. 13, reopens March.
Camping:Check-in time, 2:30 p.m.Check-out time, 1 p.m.Quiet hours: 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.
Wildlife Mammals Birds Fish & Sea Life? Coyotes? Deer or Elk? Marmots? Muskrats? Rabbits? Crows or Ravens? Doves or Pigeons? Ducks? Eagles? Geese? Gulls? Hawks? Herons? Jays? Owls? Quail? Woodpeckers? Bass? Steelhead? Trout
Environmental Features Physical Feature Plant Life
Expansive lawns and shade trees break up the brown, rocky terrain of the Scablands. Average annual rainfall is 15 inches, with ten inches of snowfall.
? Ponderosa Pine? Spruce? Ash? Birch? Cherry? Maple? Oak? Poplar? Lupines
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.
The park has 27 tent spaces, 67 utility spaces, one dump site, five restrooms (one ADA) and 14 showers (three ADA). There are 32 full hookup utility sites and 35 have electricity and water. Maximum site length is 65 feet (may have limited availability). Tents must be placed on designated tent pads. All lawn areas, including tent pads, are irrigated daily. To reserve a campsite, call (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688.
Check-in time is 2:30 p.m., and check-out time is 1 p.m.Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.Engine-driven electric generators may be operated only between the hours of 8 a.m. and 9 p.m.Length of stay: You may stay up to ten consecutive days in any one park during the summer; the stay limit is extended to 20 days between Oct. 1 and March 31.
Available in the park Available in the area? Camping? Diesel? Fishing/hunting? Gasoline? Groceries? Pay phone? Propane? Wood
Services are available in East Wenatchee, about five miles away.
The boat launch is open year round.
Lake Entiat is 31 miles long. The park has three boat ramps and 632 feet of dock. Personal watercraft are allowed.
A daily watercraft launching permit and a trailer dumping permit may be purchased at the park.
Annual permits may be purchased at State Parks Headquarters in Olympia, at region offices, online, and at parks when staff is available.
Lake Entiat's 650 feet of moorage includes five small floats along the shore for overnight campers. Floats are reservable from May 15 through Sept. 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. For more information, call (360) 902-8844.