Lincoln Trail State Park
|Lincoln Trail State Park|
Entrance to Lincoln Trail State Park
|U.S. state of Illinois showing the location of Lincoln Trail State Park|
|Location||Clark County, Illinois, USA|
|Nearest city||Marshall, Illinois|
|Area||1,023 acres (414 ha)|
|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.
Facilities and amenities
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. The lake's maximum depth is 41 feet (12 m).
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.
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