Favorite Memories of Lincoln State Park

Lincoln State Park boathouse

If you’ve ever visited Lincoln State Park, then you know exactly how amazing this outdoor space truly is! 

The park was established in 1932 as a memorial to Lincoln’s mother, Nancy Hanks. And in the years since, the park has become a favorite place for locals and visitors to get out, get active, and make lasting memories. 

Inside Lincoln State Park 

Spanning 1,747 acres, Lincoln State Park is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream! 

After a warm welcome at the gatehouse, visitors are treated to a history lesson at the Lincoln Bicentennial Plaza, created to commemorate Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday. This collection of limestone pedestals and interpretive signs mark key moments from Lincoln’s years in Indiana. 

Venture a little further and you’ll find campsites and cottages where families and groups can stay and play together. Whether you want to rough it without electricity or prefer some of the amenities of home, you’ll find the right site for you. 

If you’re looking for family-friendly activities, Lincoln State Park really delivers. With 10 miles of hiking trails, lakes for swimming, boating, and fishing, paddleboat and kayak rentals, picnic shelters, and nature center, there’s fun around every corner. 

Favorite Visitor Memories  

Recently, we asked our Facebook followers to share their favorite memories of Lincoln State Park. Here are some of our favorite responses: 

Make Your Own Memories 

Whether you’re a longtime local, or you’re planning a summer vacation to the area, make sure Lincoln State Park is on your must-visit list.  

And after you’ve experienced all the park has to offer, come share your own new memories on our Facebook page 

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