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

Lincoln State Park

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating (Based on 90 reviews)
15476 North County Road 300 East Lincoln City, IN 47552

Contact Information

(812) 937-4710
Lincoln State Park Bridge Fall Feature Photo 2019

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 90 reviews

Nice State Park.

4 Reviewed 09-23-19

I would consider this a middle-of-the-road Indiana State Park. It's nice, but not on the level of McCormick's Creek or Turkey Run, which are great hiking parks. This park has a nice lake. What... Read More

Family park and Lincoln historic site

4 Reviewed 08-05-19

This Indiana state park has two main values--a destination for families and a destination for those interested in Lincoln. The park is not large, but it has some easy hiking trails. There is a nice... Read More

Harassing staff

2 Reviewed 07-01-19

I have been going ther4e since a kid I am now 55 and thought it was time to tell about Lincoln state park in Lincoln City, IN, The staff for the most part is OK but driving through the campsites... Read More

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