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 We were to camp there Friday and Saturday nights (8/13-15/2010). But left on sat morning after having 2 coolers stolen (one had my daughter's birthday cake in it) in the middle of the night. We were awoken by footsteps in the gravel in our camp & the neighboring camp. At First I assumed it was a raccoon, as often happens. However, I saw a man with a flash light at the neighbor camp site looking thru things on the table, in the darkness I assumed it to be the neighbor, until the neighbor shinned his light on the thief from his tent. At which time the
    perp. Ran into the woods with the manís sharp kitchen knife. The DNR/Security drove thru minutes after & they did nothing but take a report, Despite my husband telling them repeatedly, the man went into the woods behind our camp and didn't go in far, and couldn't go in far because
my husband, a hunter, saw the trail from our campsite and investigated it during the day, it went in almost 30 feet and stopped, and was walled off with thick thorn bushes and brush. He told the officer there was no way he was gone. They still did nothing. However, they did sit and drink a beer they brought with them, from whose camp I'm not sure, by our camp fire, and left the can for us, sitting straight up by the tree. I also remember seeing our dying fire come back to life quite well about an hour after I turned in. We didn't take beer. And I sat  
alone for about an hour by the fire enjoying the quiet of the campground. I know now, I probably wasn't alone.

Apparently, several camps had items stolen that night. I must mention, our camp stove, cooking utensils, and lantern were also out, along with our chairs. They didn't bother with any of that.

The Next morning, a DNR guy came buy and offered us some compensation if we decided not to stay another night. We decided not to, they will be crediting us for the whole $13 fee for the night we didn't stay (seriously?). My husband asked if they had a problem down there. The man told him yes, a growing problem, ''a sign of the times''and a ''sorry, it does happen''. My question is, if they know this, why aren't they telling people to lock all their belongings up??? Camping has always been a nice safe recreation. Campgrounds are supposed to be safe from predators of the human kind, especially while you sleep in your tent. Says Sdrn2002

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These outdoors activities are available in and near Lincoln State Park.
 Lakes in and near Lincoln State Park
Huntingburg Lake, Dubois County, 10 miles away
Holiday Lake, Dubois County, 12 miles away
Fish And Game Farm Lake, Daviess County, 13 miles away
Carpenters Lake, Daviess County, 14 miles away
 Campgrounds in and near Lincoln State Park
Lincoln State Park, Lincoln City, 1 miles away
Yellow Banks Recreation Center, Dale, 4 miles away
Lake Rudolph Campground and RV Resort, Santa Claus, 6 miles away
Santa Claus Campground, Santa Claus, 6 miles away
Dubois County Park, Saint Anthony, 14 miles away
 Public Lands in and near Lincoln State Park
Hoosier National Forest, Indiana, 32 miles away
 Hotels near Lincoln State Park
Baymont Inn & Suites Dale, Dale , 5 miles away
Comfort Inn Ferdinand, Ferdinand , 11 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites Rockport, Rockport , 11 miles away
Red Roof Inn & Suites Ferdinand, Ferdinand , 11 miles away
Quality Inn Huntingburg, Huntingburg , 12 miles away
 Golf Courses near Lincoln State Park
Christmas Lake Golf Course, Santa Claus , 6 miles away

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