By Darryl Alder
May 06, 2017

Where to Go Camping: Lincoln Beach

Lincoln Beach is located on the shore of Utah Lake just west of Spanish Fork. but its commanding views of Timpanogos and all lake vistas is stunning. It is a good site for troop camping, fishing, and boating all year, but may be too popular in the summer to find a camping spot.  Personally, I find it close enough for a mutual activity most any evening.

It is maintained as a Utah County Parks and it may seem a bit open for camping; it is nearly treeless but if you want to boat or fish, this is a great location all year long. The site offers eight primitive (no hookup) RV and tent camping sites on a first come first served basis. There are water spigots located within the park.

Directions and GPS coordinates/map: -111.8031, 40.1427

The boat channel was dredged and they constructed a concrete boat launch and a floating boat dock facilitating access to Utah Lake. A fish cleaning station is also available to clean your catch and prepare it for your cook out!

Campsite fees are $15/night but may change. A large pavilion is available for larger groups plus individual pavilions with picnic tables are open on a first come-first serve basis also. 

The group pavilion holds 100 people and costs $30 for one-time slot or $50 for full-day rental. Call 801-865-8640.

Facilities include restrooms, boat ramp (boat launching is free), pavilions, picnic tables, boat docks, water. No swimming in the marina area. Boats must not produce wakes until clear of the marina area. No ATVs or other off-road vehicles allowed.

Call 801-865-8640 more information or visit Utah County’s website.


Lincoln Point on the shore of Utah Lake and offered several activities for Utah County residents around the turn of the 20th Century. Standing at the water’s edge you can see one of the resort’s pools under lake water.

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Author: Darryl Alder | Strategic Initiatives Director, Utah National Parks Council, BSA. 

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