• Memorial Visitor Center

    Lincoln Boyhood

    National Memorial Indiana

Pets

With some restrictions, you may bring your pet with you to Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial. At all times, pets must be restrained on a leash no longer than six feet in length. Leashes protect dogs from becoming lost and from other hazards. Leashes also help protect park resources, including wildlife and vegetation.


Pets should not be left unattended. Summer sunshine poses a threat to pets left in vehicles. On a bright, sunny day, even in temperatures as low as 60° F, temperatures inside a vehicle can reach dangerous levels. On an 85-degree day, the temperature inside a car-even with the windows cracked-can reach over 100 degrees within 10 minutes.

Where you CAN go with your pet:

There are 2 miles of hiking trails and roads in the park where pets are permitted.

Where you CAN'T go with your pet:

Public Buildings

Service Animals

Service animals are an exception to these rules and may accompany their owner to all park locations.

Did You Know?

Boyscouts

One of the biggest events took place in May 1959, when the Spencer & Indiana Lincoln Sesquicentennial Commissions and the Indiana Lincoln Foundation sponsored a statewide Boy Scout campout at the Lincoln State Park. One of the activities included a parade that passed the Nancy Hanks Memorial.