Lake Lincoln is located in Cuivre River State Park. It's a wonderful lake for a day trip or quick paddle after work. The best thing about this body of water is that it is normally very clear. It will take you about an hour and a half to paddle the length of the shoreline. The fishing is good and there is plenty of wildlife to see or photograph. The Park has a camp ground as well.
Out House type bathroom, boat ramp with parking lot. Parking lot can get full on Sundays!
From St. Louis, 70 W to 40/61 N (exit 210), go about 15 - 20 miles to the TROY, HWY 47 exit, go Right at the top of the ramp, go on 47 for about 5 miles and turn left into park, follow signs to Lake Lincoln. About an hour from St. Louis.