Lincoln State Park

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating (Based on 60 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. 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.

Reservations: 1-866-622-6746

Friends of Lincoln State Park Website

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

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 60 reviews

clean , well kept up, fun, fishing, boating, hiking camping

5 Reviewed 08-29-16

we stayed here for three nights and wish we had longer to stay as we where visiting three states parks in one week and this one we would love to return to. we did camp in an Rv and from what I could... Read More

Awesome Park!

5 Reviewed 08-27-16

We were traveling to another destination and was making a stop here for couple days. Well we stayed 4 1/2 days because it was so beautiful. The staff are very friendly and accommodating! The beach is... Read More

Great experience

4 Reviewed 08-23-16

My husband and I explored the area, particularly the Lincoln Memorial (Building and trails). Although the fee for the museum is a bit more than I expected, I had to remind myself it is for the... Read More

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