Lincoln Trail State Park

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Lincoln Trail State Park
Map showing the location of Lincoln Trail State Park
Map showing the location of Lincoln Trail State Park
Map of the U.S. state of Illinois showing the location of Lincoln Trail State Park
Location Clark County, Illinois, USA
Nearest city Marshall, Illinois
Coordinates 39°20′45″N 87°43′06″W / 39.345833°N 87.718333°W / 39.345833; -87.718333Coordinates: 39°20′45″N 87°43′06″W / 39.345833°N 87.718333°W / 39.345833; -87.718333
Area 1,023 acres (414 ha)
Established 1958
Governing body Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Lincoln Trail State Park is a 1,023-acre (414 ha) Illinois state park located in Clark County, in east-central Illinois, 2 miles (3 km) south of the city of Marshall, just west of Illinois Route 1. The state acquired the first 31 acres (13 ha) of the park in 1936; the park and lake were officially dedicated in 1958.[1]

Facilities and amenities[edit]

The main attraction of the park is the 146-acre (59 ha) Lincoln Trail Lake, which was the third lake created in Illinois (1955-1956) using federal monies under the Dingell-Johnson Act.[1] The lake's maximum depth is 41 feet (12 m).[1]

The park offers camping, hiking, fishing and boating (outboard motors are limited to 10 horsepower (7.5 kW)). Facilities include a launching ramp, parking for boat trailers and a full-service concession stand. Boat and seasonal dock rentals are available.[1]

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