Lincoln Rock State Park
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Introduction

Lincoln Rock State Park is an 80-acre camping park on the eastern banks of the Columbia River close to Wenatchee. A popular spot for family-style camping, the state park offers endless green lawns and sensational river views. RV holidaymakers and campers alike descend to this park in the summertime to enjoy a host of exciting outdoor activities from swimming and water skiing, to hiking and biking.

Surrounded by pine, spruce, oak and poplar trees and with scorching summer temperatures, the park is a perfect spot for outdoor recreation. Once they’ve parked their RV, campers have 2,300 feet of freshwater shoreline to enjoy as well as a sandy beach for lazy picnics. The park is a kids’ paradise with a large playground area, great sports facilities from tennis to volleyball courts and plenty of space to run around, play field sports or fly kites in.

Steeped in history, Lincoln Rock State Park is named for a prominent rock formation that resembles the profile of President Abraham Lincoln that you can see from the riverfront. Guests can take part in a variety of interpretive programs here to learn about the history, ecology and geology of the area. Whether you’re interested in bird watching or wildlife watching, you’ll find all sorts of activities to keep you busy at this phenomenal family-friendly state park.

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Transportation in Lincoln Rock State Park

Driving

Lincoln Rock State Park is located seven miles north of East Wenatchee, off Highway 97. There are no driving restrictions within the park and you’ll be able to park your RV or camper van on level paved sites.

Various spots are available for parking, including near the play toy area in the north eastern section of the park, and parking for fishing access near the cabins in the south. You can also park your RV in the campground if you’re staying overnight.

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Campgrounds and parking in Lincoln Rock State Park

Campsites in Lincoln Rock State Park

Reservations camping

Lincoln State Park Campground

Lincoln Rock State Park is an 80-acre campground home to 27 standard tent campsites and 70 utility campsites for RVs and big rigs – 35 of which have water and electricity and 32 with full hookups and most of which are pull-through sites. Each campsite is grassed with a level paved area for parking your RV or camper and a picnic table. RV campers will have access to five modern restrooms (one ADA), 14 showers (three ADA) and a trailer dump station. There are also four primitive cabins and eight deluxe cabins available.

Within the park, you will find a swimming beach, an amphitheater, a park store for firewood, snacks and ice, 80 picnic sites including one ADA and two reservable picnic shelters. There is also a year-round boat launching area with two boat ramps and plenty of dock space. Other recreational facilities include a children’s playground, two tennis courts, horseshoe pits, two sanded and one grass volleyball court, one multi-use court of paddle ball, handball and basketball and a multi-purpose field for baseball and football.

The campsite is pet-friendly but dogs should be kept on a leash at all times. Electric-driven generators are permitted during the hours of 08h00 – 21h00. The maximum vehicle length is 65 feet (may be limited availability). A maximum of eight people are allowed per campsite and only one extra vehicle per campsite is permitted. Guests can stay up to 10 consecutive days in any one park during the summer.

Group Camp

A group camp is located near the sports facilities. It accommodates up to 50 people with a lawn area for tent camping, two partial hookup RV sites with water and electricity, and one full hookup site with water, electricity and sewerage.

There is one large restroom shared with the day use area, including two family-style bathrooms with showers included, as well as a picnic shelter with 12 picnic tables, sinks and power outlets. The camp also has a group fire pit, large BBQ brazier and plenty of parking. Facilities and camping rules are the same as the main campground.

The group camp can be reserved between May and October and is closed on Tuesday and Wednesdays for lawn maintenance.

First-come first-served

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Seasonal activities in Lincoln Rock State Park

In-Season

Biking

There are one and a half miles of paved walking and biking trails in Lincoln Rock State Park, including one that leads into Wenatchee through the orchards and along the banks of the Columbia River. Don’t miss a stroll along the Rocky Beach Trail, a five mile paved trail that winds along the eastern shore of the Columbia River between Lincoln Rock State Park and the Apple Capital Loop Trail. Keep an eye out for four educational interpretive stations along the way. This trail is also accessible for those with disabilities.

Boating

With 2,300 feet of freshwater shoreline, campers can enjoy a wealth of exciting water sports at Lincoln Rock State Park. The reservoir is a fantastic place to take your boat out for a spin, go water skiing, tubing or even jet skiing. A boating launch area makes getting your own watercraft into the lake a breeze at a minimal charge. Plus, there is 340 feet of boat moorage space on five docks where you can moor your boat alongside your campsite. These docks can be reserved from May to September and are available on a first come, first served basis thereafter.

Interpretive programs

The park staff at Lincoln Rock State Park runs interpretive programs for visitors on most Saturdays from Memorial Day through to Labor Day. Campers who choose to join these programs will learn about the state park’s fascinating history, as well as educational facts about the area’s geology, ecology, fauna and flora. Various themes will cover a range of topics including settlement in the area, mining, forestry and facts about President Abraham Lincoln.

Off-Season

Birding

With maple, oak, pine and ash trees, Lincoln Rock State Park is a nature’s paradise and naturally birds of all species can be found here. Bird watchers should pack their binoculars and enjoy the chance to spot all sorts of birds here, from eagles and ravens, to hawks, herons and owls. Previous campers have also reported spotting woodpeckers, quails, jays, geese and more in the campground.

Fishing

The reservoir at Lincoln State Park is a great spot for fishing. Anglers can enjoy fishing for bass, steelhead and trout in these waters, particularly in quiet spots. A special parking spot is available for fishing access at the park which is convenient even if you’re not staying in the campground overnight.

Wildlife watching

There is plenty of interesting wildlife to be found in Lincoln Rock State Park – some of which can even be spotted without leaving your campsite. Take your kids out for a stroll and keep your eyes peeled for small woodland creatures like marmots, muskrats and rabbits. Bigger animals like deer and elk are more skittish but they are around and you may hear the call of coyotes at night. You’ll also be able to spot beavers swimming and building their nests in the Columbia River.

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