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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.
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  • 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...  more »
  • This park is so beautiful! There are some historical spots to visit too, and a place to camp along with a lake to play in.  more »
  • Great walk with the family. Staff is great. They offered a lot of information along the way! The animals on the farm were a plus for my 4 year old. He wasn't expecting to see a 3 week old calf. The lake/beach was very nice. A great way to cool off after hiking around the cabins for an hour and a half. Everything is nice and clean and the visitors center/church rest room was very clean.
  • Absolutely LOVE this place!! Spacious campsites - plenty of shade. The beach area is great too! The park itself is so nice - lots of places to picnic. Close to Holiday World too. Such a peaceful and beautiful place - a real treasure!

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