Lincoln Rock State Park
A rock with a face like Abe Lincoln's overlooks this friendly popular state park above the Rocky Reach Dam. Folded into the rich, mauve hills along the Columbia River, Lincoln Rock State Park is a classic, with a community atmosphere, shaded campsites, cabins and a boat launch with mooring docks on Lake Entiat.
Owned by the Chelan County Public Utility District and managed by State Parks, the portion of the park adjacent to the campgrounds resembles a city park, with ball fields, tennis and basketball courts, a playground and public swim beach.
The park is home to the Rocky Reach Trail, a paved, mixed-use ADA-accessible trail. The trail connects to the Apple Capital Loop Trail, a paved walk/bike path that stretches southwest to Wenatchee Confluence State Park, encircles the Wenatchee and East Wenatchee riverfronts and extends south to Rock Island Hydro Park. Altogether, these trails offer more than 20 miles of walking, jogging and bicycling fun.
So, pack up your boat, camping gear, fishing gear and bikes. Throw in the bats, balls, gloves, rackets and swimsuits. And don't forget that book you've been trying to read. Lincoln Rock State Park offers a well-rounded family vacation, guaranteed to keep everyone busy and also give you the social camping and R and R you've been craving.
Lincoln Rock State Park is an 86-acre camping park on the east side of Lake Entiat, which was created by the Rocky Reach Dam. The park was named Lincoln Rock by late 19th-century explorers who thought the basalt outcropping resembled the profile of President Abraham Lincoln.
Chelan PUD customers: You can get free day-use vehicle access to Wenatchee Confluence, Lincoln Rock and Daroga state parks when you display the Chelan PUD Public Power Benefit Day Use Parking Pass. Application information is available on the Chelan PUD website. The Public Power Benefit Day Use Pass is offered as part of a Chelan PUD pilot study. The PUD pass may be used in place of a Discover Pass at these three parks, which are owned by Chelan PUD and operated by Washington State Parks.
Automated pay stations: This park is equipped with automated pay stations for visitors to purchase a one-day or annual Discover Pass and boat launch permit.
- Hiking trail
Use our interactive ADA recreation map to search for other state parks with ADA amenities and facilities.
Picnic & day-use facilities
The park provides two kitchen shelters with electricity, plus 30 sheltered and 50 unsheltered picnic tables. Both can be reserved with a maximum group size of 100. Both have water and sinks.
- 2 miles of bike trails
- 2 miles of hiking trails
- Rocky Reach Trail is 5 miles of paved trail starting at Lincoln Rock State Park and tying into the Apple Capital Loop Trail system which allows visitors to enjoy more than 20 miles of paved trail through the Wenatchee Valley.
Water activities & features
- 632 feet of dock
- 650 feet of moorage
- Fishing (freshwater)
- Personal watercraft use
- Watercraft launches (2)
Concessions: Paddle EZ offers kayak and stand up paddleboard rentals May through September. Rentals can be made on site or reserved in advance online. Rentals are located near the boat launch.
NOTE: Due to COVID 19 restrictions, Paddle EZ will NOT be available for the 2020 season. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Other activities & features
- Barbecue grills
- Basketball court
- Bird watching
- Horseshoe pits (3)
- Park store
- Soccer field
- Softball field
- Squash wall
- Volleyball fields (3)
Park staff offer interpretive programs on most Saturdays from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
- The park now has a geocache.
- Large grassy fields invite a variety of team sports.
- A children’s playground and two tennis courts are located in the park.
- A recreational license is required for fishing and shellfish harvesting at Washington state parks. For regulations, fishing season information, or to purchase a recreational license, visit the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
- Printable park brochure (PDF).
Located in Douglas County on the Columbia River, Lincoln Rock has three watercraft launches open year round. Lake Entiat is 31 miles long. The park has 632 feet of dock. Personal watercraft are allowed.
Launching a boat at a state park requires one of the following:
- An annual launch permit (Natural Investment Permit); or
- An annual Discover Pass and a daily launch permit; or
- A one-day Discover Pass and a daily launch permit. A daily watercraft launching permit for $7 and a trailer dumping permit for $5 may be purchased at the park. Annual permits may be purchased at State Parks Headquarters in Olympia, at region offices, online, and at parks when staff is available.
Latitude: 47º 32' 22.56" N (47.5396)
Longitude: 120º 16' 54.48" W (-120.2818)
Lake Entiat's 650 feet of moorage includes five small floats along the shore for overnight campers. Floats are reservable from May 15 - September 15 and available on a first-come, first-served basis the remainder of the year. Moorage fees are charged year round for mooring at docks, floats, and buoys from 1 p.m. to 8 a.m. Daily and annual permits are available.
The park has 27 standard tent spaces, 35 partial-hookup sites, 32 full-hookup sites, four standard cabins, eight deluxe cabins, one dump site, five restrooms (one ADA), and 14 showers (three ADA). Maximum site length is 65 feet (limited availability). All lawn areas, including tent area, are irrigated daily. See park's information boards in each camp loop for specific times. Only one extra vehicle per campsite is allowed. A maximum of three tents per site.
Check-in time is 2:30 p.m.
Check-out time is 1 p.m.
The four standard cabins are near the full-hookup campsites and have great views of the Columbia River and Rocky Reach Dam. Each cabin is 26 feet long and has two rooms as well as an 8-foot covered porch. Cabins are furnished with a queen-size futon, a bunk bed that sleeps three, small end table, dining table plus 4 chairs, heater, and air conditioner. Outside is a picnic table and fire pit with grate. The new cabin loop includes two new full hook-up utility sites and eight deluxe cabins overlooking the Columbia River. The cabins include all of the amenities of the standard cabin plus additional end tables, six person dining table with chairs, a kitchenette with microwave, mini-fridge, sink, counter space with cupboards, and a bathroom with shower. On-demand hot water, ceiling fan and BBQ brazier are included. Cabins may be reserved up to nine months in advance for arrival dates from April 1 -Sept. 30. For more information, visit our cabins and yurts page.
The group camp which is located in close proximity to the sports fields, sport courts, playground, swim beach and the Rock Reach Trailhead will accommodate up to 50 people. A lawn area for tent camping, two partial-hookup RV sites (water and electricity) and 1 full-hookup RV site (water, electric, sewer) as well as a large picnic shelter with 12 picnic tables, sinks and power outlets are provided. A group fire pit, large BBQ brazier and ample parking rounds out this area. A large restroom which is shared with the day use guests includes two family-style bathrooms(showers included) is nearby.
Reservations for the group camp can be made for arrivals between May 15 to October 15. The camp is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays to allow for lawn and routine maintenance.
Reservations & fees
Services & supplies
The park store is open during the summer season. Jet ski and boat rentals and other services are available in the area.
Lincoln Rock State Park is named for a prominent rock formation visible across the Columbia River that resembles the profile of President Abraham Lincoln. The formation, which is carved into a cliff at the mouth of Swakane Canyon, was long-recognized by Native Americans and Euro-American settlers as resembling a human face.
In 1898, Charles H. Schoff took a photo of the rock from deck of the Echo, a Columbia River packet steamboat that ran between Wenatchee and Orondo, where he served as an engineer. Ed Ferguson, a deckhand on the boat, was reading a biography of Abraham Lincoln, and remarked that the face in the rock resembled the late president. Over time, the feature became known to crew members and passengers as Lincoln Rock.
In the July 1902 issue of The Ladies Home Journal, a photograph of Lincoln Rock taken by M. P. Spencer was published as part of an array titled "Rocks That Have Faces on Them." This led to the feature's national recognition.
In 1945, a proposal was made for the state to acquire the land encompassing Lincoln Rock as a park. Ultimately, the plan was dropped due to the cost of acquiring the land. In 1981, the Chelan County Public Utility District developed the present-day park across the water from Lincoln Rock to be managed by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. Originally planned to be called Eastgate, the park's name was changed to Lincoln Rock at the request of locals.