One of the Willamette Valley's most successful early-day towns, Lincoln won fame for shipping out a record 350,000 bushels of wheat one year. It boasted a half-mile-long waterfront of warehouses and wharves, none of which remains. Oregon State Parks has the site now, which is largely undeveloped.
Spongs Landing Parks is operated by Marion County Parks. The Spongs family established themselves opposite the city of Lincoln and operated a ferry across the Willamette in competition with Doak's ferry across the river. The park has day-use facilities including picnicking, hiking, and fishing.