Lincoln State Park in Lincoln City, Indiana Lincoln State Park in Lincoln City, Indiana

Lincoln State Park

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating (Based on 97 reviews)
15476 North County Road 300 East Lincoln City, IN 47552

Contact Information

(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 the lakeside campground, log cabins, or group cottages.

Camp at Lincoln State Park near Lake Lincoln and Lincoln Amphitheatre.

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.

Reservations: 1-866-622-6746

Click here to see the hours of operation for local attractions and restaurants.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 97 reviews

Poor customer service! Disappointing.

1 Reviewed 07-05-21

They would not allow us to reschedule when husband woke up with severe back pain. Took all of our $. Read More

Not worth going end of May Everything is closed.

3 Reviewed 05-31-21

The employee at the entrance said he was new and really didn't know anything. Unless it was your first day I would say your job is to become familiar with what the park has to offer and where things... Read More

Great SW Indiana nature and history lovers destination

5 Reviewed 10-24-20

The Lincoln historic sites were the draw for me, but now that I'm familiar with the camping, hiking, boating, fishing, paddling and golf the area offers, I can recommend the park for all those as... Read More

Write a review

Explore Nearby

On the map below, you'll find Lincoln State Park, as well as a few of the lodging, dining, and activities that are close by.



  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Santa Clause

Get detailed information and trip ideas for Spencer County's

Santa Claus, Indiana