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Lincoln Rock

A prominent geological feature first named in 1889 when it was noted by Wenatchee pioneers that the rock outcropping’s profile resembled that of Abraham Lincoln. It is now part of Lincoln Rock State Park, an 80-acre camping park on the east side of Lake Entiat, created by Rocky Reach Dam blocking the flow of the Columbia River north of Wenatchee.



This rock formation is on the north bank of the Columbia River at the mouth of Swakane Creek. The rock’s profile is assumed to resemble that of Abraham Lincoln. In 1898, it was named by Wenatchee pioneers when they viewed it from a river steamer. An alternate name is Lincoln Memorial.


Ca. 1920 image of Lincoln Rock, by Hilscher.

Source: General Subjects Photograph Collection, 1845-2005, Washington State Archives

Ca. 1938 cabin and historic marker, Lincoln Rock State Park.

Source: Washington State Archives