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. 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 what is now a 2,026-acre park. Lincoln State Park was established in 1932 as a memorial to his mother, Nancy Hanks Lincoln. The 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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Nice ParkReviewed 09-04-18
The Park is a nice park, it had hiking, paddle boats and canoes, fishing, swimming. There is also a lot of Abe Lincoln history here as well.Abe's sister is buried near there and he grew up in the... Read More
Nice state park has a lot to offerReviewed 08-06-18
One summer back in the mid-70s, my family drove from Kansas City and met my grandparents, who lived in northern Ohio, at a park in Indiana, where we camped for a week. I wanted to visit this park... Read More
Very quiet park with several nice trailsReviewed 06-30-18
We visited on a Thursday mainly just to do a couple trails. We saw on the website that there was a snake show in late morning so we did a trail and then took in the show. It was about 45 minutes... Read More
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