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Lincoln Trail State Park, IL

Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Mon Oct 13 2014   Later Dates
 

Description

Whether you are looking for history, unusual plant life or recreation, Lincoln Trail State Park has something to interest you. Located just west of Illinois Route 1, two miles south of Marshall in Clark County, the area is named after the trail Abraham Lincoln's family followed en route from Indiana to Illinois in 1831. Three Native American groups, the Miami, Kickapoo and Mascouten, occupied the site before it was ceded to the United States in the early 19th century. Today, visitors to the 1,023 acre park can enjoy the sights of an American Beech woods; ferns; wildflowers, including the unusual squaw-root and beech drops; and recreational activities such as boating, camping, fishing, hiking and winter sports. There is truly something for everyone. The focal point of the park is Lincoln Trail Lake, which covers 146 acres in the southwest corner of the park. With its numerous fingers and more than seven miles of thickly wooded shoreline, it offers one beautiful vista after another. Lincoln Trail Lake was the third lake created in Illinois (1955-1956) using federal monies under the Dingell-Johnson Act. The lakes maximum depth is 41 feet. There is no swimming in the lake.Today, visitors to the 1,023 acre park can enjoy the sights of an American Beech woods; ferns; wildflowers, including the unusual squaw-root and beech drops; and recreational activities such as boating, camping, fishing, hiking and winter sports. There is truly something for everyone. The focal point of the park is Lincoln Trail Lake, which covers 146 acres in the southwest corner of the park. With its numerous fingers and more than seven miles of thickly wooded shoreline, it offers one beautiful vista after another. Lincoln Trail Lak e was the third lake created in Illinois (1955-1956) using federal monies under the Dingell-Johnson Act. The lake's maximum deph is 41 feet. There is no swimming in the lake.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • BOAT RAMP
  • Bait
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Rental
  • Boating
  • Cabins
  • Cafe/Restaurant
  • Campground Host
  • Camping, Improved Site
  • Comfort Station
  • Concession
  • Dock Slips
  • Dump Station
  • Firewood Sales
  • Fishing, Park Lake
  • Handicap Access
  • Handicap Sites
  • Hiking Trail
  • Hot Showers
  • Hunting
  • Ice Sales
  • Mushroom Picking
  • Office/Ranger Station
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Toilet, Flush
  • Water, Drinking
  • water hydrant
Within 10 Miles
  • Cash Machine/Atm
  • Church
  • Emergency Services
  • Grocery Store
  • Paddle Boating
  • Sightseeing
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Hospital
Alerts and Important Information
  • Shelter Reservations are non-refundable unless the area is closed by the Department, in this circumstance the Site Manager will contact you prior to your reservation date to cancel and issue your refund.
  • A responsible adult (18 years of age or older) from the camping party must register for the party and thereby acknowledge compliance with the rules and regulations of the park for the party.
  • For specific park information or questions regarding your reservation, please call the Park Office at 217-826-2222
  • Getting There:

    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    39.33667, -87.72306
    39°20'12"N, 87°43'23"W

    From I70 take the Marshall exit 147. Go South towards Marshal on Route 1. Park is on the right 2 miles south of town

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    Lincoln Trail State Park
    16985 E. 1350th rd
    Marshall IL 62441-4742

    Phone Number:

    Information: (217)826-2222