Lincoln State Park
Visit Lincoln State Park and discover Indiana’s past throughout 10 miles of hiking trails, rolling forested hills, and two scenic lakes. You can sleep among the trees in the lakeside campground, log cabins, or group cottages.
Camp at Lincoln State Park near Lake Lincoln and Lincoln Amphitheater. This forest setting includes 150 campsites and 25 rental cabins. Located in Lincoln’s Indiana Boyhood Home, less than five miles from Santa Claus.
Young Abe Lincoln spent part of his youth in the 1,747-acre park, which was established in 1932 as a memorial to his mother, Nancy Hanks Lincoln. The State Park is home to the Lincoln Bicentennial Plaza that celebrates Lincoln’s 200th birthday and to the Nature Center, featuring interactive exhibits for the entire family.
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’s Woods Nature Preserve is located in the southernmost portion of the park and dedicated to Lincoln’s sister. 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.
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Decent Park For Tent Camping; Not Recommended for RV CampingReviewed 07-26-16
There are some good things to say about Lincoln State Park. First, it's close enough to Holiday World (about 5 miles), but you're still out in nature. Secondly, it's inexpensive. Everything at... Read More
Great place to campReviewed 07-25-16
We stayed here on a recent visit to Holiday World. We loved our camping experience. Shower house was nice and clean. Plenty of play areas and good roads for kids to ride their bikes. Nice beach... Read More
White SquashReviewed 07-23-16
Thanks for the seeds to grow some of your white squash. We have begun harvesting our own. Can't wait to try different recipes. The vines were huge! Read More
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