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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Nice peaceful hikes.Reviewed 09-25-16
We had a great day hiking here. We went on trail 2, which was a nice hike through the woods, and trail 5, which took us around a little church, cemetery, and old mill. They took some effort but were... Read More
Loved the ParkReviewed 09-15-16
Good place to spend a few hours or the whole day. We went to the area where Lincoln was raised and found it interesting. Amazing to think that the area your in once was the same area Abraham Lincoln... Read More
Excellent camping adventureReviewed 09-05-16
3 seperate campsites for 16 people-including a 6 week old baby. We used the primitive camp sites, and were very happy with them. Of course, 3 members of our party are boy scouts, so we're accustomed... Read More
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