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Lincoln State Park

Lincoln City, Indiana


15476 County Rd 300 E
Lincoln City, Indiana 47552
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 234
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 38.10753
Longitude: -86.99189

Elevation: 502' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails ?
  • Rec Room Rec Room ?
  • Casino Casino ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Beach Beach ?
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating ?
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access ?

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28 Reviews

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Review Count: 104
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 31

Date of Stay: July, 2019 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

Lincoln State Park is always a delight. So much to see and do here! The large beach and swimming area is perfect for a summer float. Paddle boats and kayaks are available for rent. Amphitheater has productions all summer long and a swell Nature Center gives programs on the weekends. Many hiking paths, including a loop around the lake. This is a large park well suited for bicycles. Camping sites with water and electric are available in some sections. While the site may be listed as level, expect a slope in some direction - not a huge problem. Maintenance crews keep the property trimmed and tidy, and the CG is patrolled regularly. If you can come mid-week you'll find it far less crowded. We camped at Lincoln State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
51
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Lincoln Boyhood is a National Park just across the street. Worth a visit!

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Review Count: 64
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: June, 2019 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

There are a lot of great things about this campground, but also a lot of frustrations. Our site (#109) was not level at all. Actually, I think this was the most un-level site that we've ever stayed in. The water hookups are in very odd places, most of them not close to the electric plug-in. Based on where we had to park to get level, we struggled to reach the electric stand (had to pull our power cord just about to its full length) and we had to go to Walmart to buy a longer (50 foot) water hose. We would not have had these problems if we had been able to park farther back in the site (but then we wouldn't not have been able to get level). Now on to the good stuff... Once we were situated, we really enjoyed our stay! The sites are reasonably well spaced out and there is plenty of grass. Our site backed up to the woods and we enjoyed watching a family of groundhogs (mom with 3 babies) one afternoon. There are tons of walking trails in the state park and we were easily able to walk to the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial across the street. Note: check out/in time on Sunday is 5:00 (other days is 2:00). If you stay here, choose your site carefully. We camped at Lincoln State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
109
Site Surface
Gravel, Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2019 - $19.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed in Gobbler's Run part of Lincoln State Park for 2 nights. Area was quiet and well shaded. Our site was not very level (232), but OK. Sites were spacious. Bathrooms and showers clean. For some reason, I had only cold water in my women's shower stall, my husband had hot water. Park overall is shady and pleasant with a pretty man made lake. We camped at Lincoln State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
232
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Near Holiday World and across the road from NPS Lincoln Boyhood Home Memorial - very nice.

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Review Count: 132
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: May, 2019 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

Nice natural setting adjacent to Lincoln Boyhood Memorial. Too bad they put a couple hundred campsites into it. Pretty well occupied too, even on a weekday. Interior roads ok, sites are terrible - I think only the handicapped are paved the rest have varying amounts of gravel and varying degrees of off-level. And, some were really badly off. There is water but from centrally located spigots probably requiring lots of hose. With all that, the price is way out of line. Verizon hit and miss. We camped at Lincoln State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 91
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $34.00
Overall Rating:

The campsites were paved but required plates to level the RV. There is electricity but no water at the sites. Lots of sites available during the week. Was able to get several over-the-air TV channels. The campgrounds seemed more like an RV park than a state park, in a bad way. As we set up, two groups of people were sitting in their campsites but essentially our campsites and watching our every move. Sites were too close together and no separation! Interesting hikes to Lincoln's sister's grave and the moon tree. We camped at Lincoln State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

The only reason we will stay at this park again is because we strolled through and made a list of the better sites, knowing which ones to ask for, next time.

There isn't much conformity in the sites, with a few being paved, but most are gravel. Many of those need a dose of Roundup to kill the vegetation that is taking over the parking site or -better yet- just bring in more gravel.

The park has a drainage problem. We were assigned a site that meant stepping right into a puddle when we exited our Class C. We had to go buy a tarp to lay over the puddle so that the dogs wouldn't track in a mess. When we walked the grounds, we noticed many of the sites had problems with standing water. That probably bodes poorly for later in the year, with mosquitoes.

The showers are OK. One thing to note is that they are "army showers." The water stays on for about 45 seconds and then you have to push the button for more. The cubicles are very small; the outside section where you leave your clothes is very-very small.

One thing I like is the presence of a security rover, around-the-clock. Not that this is a dangerous area, but it is nice to have someone to flag down if there is trouble.

Overall, it is an OK park. Quiet, in a very scenic area, but there aren't many conveniences, for all that it's a touristy spot. We will probably stay again, but this time I know which site to ask for. We camped at Lincoln State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Site 4
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

We have stayed here three times in our travels around the country! This is my favorite park! We have only ever been here on October and it is absolutely beautiful and peaceful. The leaves are yellow, orange, purple ....exquisite!

This last time it rained and we were in our Motorola looking at the lake enjoying the view.....very cozy. The people are so nice! We will come again perhaps a different season. We camped at Lincoln State Park in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
44- 41- 40
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

The town of Santa Claus is right next door. It has not been open when we have been here.

There is a little German town close by. I think the name was Jasper. There is a German restaurant that has very good food. I cook German food and this came close.

In October motor homes are decorated for Halloween and the kids come trick or treating. There are boats for rent. All kinds of outdoor activities, which this time of the year is not available.

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice state park next to National A. Lincoln memorial and Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial (Very nice); wooded campground w/ plenty of space; W & E, dump station. We camped at Lincoln State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
119
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

commercial theme park & xmas shopping stuff across highway; catholic monastery & arch abbey

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

This is a typical state park with elect & shared water. A dump station is provided at the entrance. There is a beach that is fenced off from the rest of the lake. It is used by a lot of locals who don't seem to take pride in the area and tend to litter and fail to pick up after themselves. It was good for an overnight stay but we would not spend an extended amount of time here. Fortunately and on the plus side, the Lincoln Boyhood Home NHS is right across the road. We camped at Lincoln State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
65
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Lincoln Boyhood Home NHS

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Review Count: 51
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

Nice park easy to get to from I-64. Open late for check-in, very spacious sites. Nice bathrooms and showers, good water and power. Must pay entrance fee to camp. Would definitely stay here again. We camped at Lincoln State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 54
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $17.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful campground. Nice facilities. Sites are gravel, except for handicapped. Easy access. Would stay again in a minute We camped at Lincoln State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $12.00
Overall Rating:

Love the park. Camping in a tent was great. We were charged gate admission of $7.00 the same as everyone else but we didn't think this was right. It seemed like we were getting double charged because we were camping . No lantern poles trails very good gravel covered but map was way off. Nice clean lake and park was almost trash free and awesomely clean bath and showers were spotless. But pit toilets looked like they never clean them full of bugs and old spider webs . Boat rental was a good price and we enjoyed it. Friendly staff very helpful with most things. Nature center was very small but with knowledgeable staff. The Park located with in 5 miles from holiday world .5 miles from Lincoln boy hood home federal park and museum a must see. There are Raccoons everywhere. We counted 15 at our site in one night all at the same time and yes they can open coolers. They ate all of our food. It was so funny my wife lost her mind over these little furry friends because they smelled chips in our tent and tried to come in to visit. Over all I give this park campground a 9 because its not very private. It is pretty open but there is plenty of shade . We camped at Lincoln State Park in a Tent.

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $19.00
Overall Rating:

Lincoln State Park is a very well run, well maintained campground. Large shaded sites are the norm. Paved roads with mostly gravel sites. Shower houses were clean. Camp store and beach within the park. Reservations are accepted. One word of caution especially for motorhomes owners. Many of the sites are not level. Each reservable site is pictured and described on the reservation website. Our site was listed as level, but in fact sloped down slightly from front to back. Many of the sites are situated on a significant grade. Travel trailers and 5th wheels are no problem, but motorhomes would be hard pressed to get level on many, if not most of the sites. We camped at Lincoln State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

Great alternative location since the RV park at Rudolph Lake campground was full on the weekend. We stayed 4 nights; very busy on weekend and moderate on Monday & Tuesday. Staff always busy; bathrooms kept clean daily. Only concern we had was how fast people drove (up to 20 mph) with tons of children on scooters and bikes on the main roads. We camped at Lincoln State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

Great park. Clean restrooms and showers, good water and electricity and big shady sites. The lake is there and can be fished. Good trails and a fire tower to climb up if you are game for it. Book early as it gets packed, especially on holiday weekends. We will be back here for sure. We camped at Lincoln State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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