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Lincoln State Park
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15476 County Rd 300 E
Lincoln City, Indiana   47552
(lat:38.1047 lon:-86.9999) map location

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.
State park permits can be purchased at any of the state park property locations across Indiana. State park permits can also be ordered online by visiting the INDINIA ENTRANCE FEE web page.
 Hiking Trailyes
 Picnic Sheltersyes
 Swimming Beachyes
 Bike Trailsyes
 Nature Centeryes
 Nature Programsyes
BoatingBoat Rentalyes
 Boating Limits-1
 Launch Rampsyes
CampingPrimitive, #120
 Electric Sites, #150
 Flush Toiletsyes
 Camp Commissaryyes
 Camper Cabinsyes
 Group Campyes
 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.

Area Attractions
* 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.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
October 19 in spite of the storm by James K. Phillips
park review stars; one to five 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
park review stars; one to five need more rv parking and Deluxe sites
August 18 Friendly Camping by The Dougan Family
park review stars; one to five 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.
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