Lincoln Rock State Park lies on the banks of the Columbia River (or Lake Entiat) just north of the Rocky Reach Dam in Wenatchee. Named for a basalt outcropping across the river that resembles the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, this park is a popular destination for many. The park is open from March 1st to November 1st, accepting reservations for all sites from May 15th to Sept 15th, and on extended reservations for cabins are able to be reserved up to Oct 15th. It is a very popular park in the summer and reservations are a must. It is also a popular park for day use as there are several ball fields, tennis courts, and a large picnic area next to the swim beach and boat launch.
This park is in a fantastic location close to the apple capital of the world Wenatchee, home of the Washington State Apple Blossom Festival in April. Wenatchee itself has several different activities you can enjoy including all the shopping you can possibly need. As an added bonus there are also several destinations within a day trip reach including Lake Chelan, Leavenworth, and Cashmere. The park is easy to find right off US 2/US 97 and within a short drive to the Rocky Reach Dam.
Things to see in the area:
- Rocky Reach Dam
- Ohme Gardens
- Pybus Public Market
- Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center
- Cashmere Cider Mill
- Aplet and Cotlets Factory Tour
The park has 94 campsites, 67 are hookup sites(32 full hook ups, 35 electric and water only). The campground consists of 3 loops, 1 for full hook ups, 1 for electric/water hookups and one for tents. We stayed in the B loop which is the best loop. Some sites have beautiful views of the Columbia and each site is nice and level, with cement pads under your picnic table and fire pit. The sites are nicely laid out and landscaped. There is plenty of space between you and your neighbor as well. This is in a very dry area however and is on an irrigation schedule so sprinklers will go off every day. They post the schedule on the restroom doors.
*you can see photos of each campsite when you make reservations.
This park has everything you need here. They have full hookups (32 sites in the B loop), they have ball fields, tennis courts, volleyball courts, they have a fantastic playground and swim beach and they even have a little store at the beach. You can also rent boats and jet skis from Riverside Recreation right at the beach. Each loop has their own bathroom with pay showers. 3G was ok most of the time. We had 5 bars of cell service and as an added bonus we got TV, 3 Spokane network stations in HD and PBS. The only minor complaint I had was the garbage situation. Because of budget restraints this year some state parks have removed all garbage cans from the loops and moved them to a central location. You had to take a short walk to take the trash down to the dumpsters.
This is a great park for kids. There are endless amounts of things to do here. It is a great place to ride bikes as the loops are big and paved. There are also several paved trails around the camp. The swim beach is within walking distance of each loop as well as the very nice playground and grass field. If you meet some friends you can even go play soccer, baseball, volleyball or tennis at the ball fields. On top of all that fun you have the guaranteed sprinkler rotation every afternoon that brings joy to every kid’s heart (and some adults too). There is also an amphitheatre here where they have ranger programs for the kids on the weekends (in the summer).
Another pet friendly park for the dogs. There is a leash rule here as well which was mostly enforced. Doggie bags are placed around the park for your convenience.
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