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Lincoln State Park, Lincoln City

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Lincoln State Park is a state park of Indiana, United States. It is located in southern Indiana in Spencer County approximately 35 miles (56 km) east of Evansville.

The park was established in 1932 and encompasses 1,747 acres (707 ha). There are 10 miles (16 km) of trails in the park. Many of the recreational facilities found within the park were constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. In addition to the Sarah Lincoln Woods Nature Preserve, there are two lakes, campgrounds, group cottages, and cabins.
The park provides access to many sites important to Abraham Lincoln during his childhood, including Abraham Lincoln's Boyhood Home; the Little Pigeon Creek Baptist Church and Cemetery, where his sister Sarah Lincoln Grigsby is buried; and the home of Colonel Jones a Civil War officer and merchant who employed Lincoln. Memorials were established to recognize Lincoln's mother Nancy Hanks Lincoln, whose gravesite is now contained within the adjacent Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial. There is also an interpretive center. The park receives about 235,000 visitors annually.
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  • We seen a skunk, several pileated woodpeckers (we sat and watched them for quite a while) and deer. To chilly to see the snakes out yet. We hiked back to Weber's Pond and the sound of the toads was... 
    We seen a skunk, several pileated woodpeckers (we sat and watched them for quite a while) and deer. To chilly to see the snakes out yet. We hiked back to Weber's Pond and the sound of the toads was...  more »
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  • Fantastic, that is all I can say! This is a clean park, no trash anywhere. Bathroom and showers are great. Area for non-electric and electric camping. I have stayed in both sections and loved the qualities of each section. For non-electric I use my own solar panel and marine battery for power and lights. I go to Holiday World during day and when I get back to camp site my battery is recharged and I have power and light for the night. This saves cost over renting electrical site. Each site available is big enough for tent plus a vehicle. The electrical sites are larger for other types of non tent camping. This is a great park for the whole family. Be sure to buy a season pass for greater savings if you plan to camp there a lot! Yes, I Loved camping there and will do so as often as I can, I have my season pass!
  • Very clean park to camp at, plenty of trails and things to do nearby, also holiday world is not too far from here! There's plenty of shade for rent camping in the summer and the bathrooms and showers are very clean and well kept. We will definitely be back this summer for another round of camping!

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