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Chewacla State Park, Auburn

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Chewacla State Park is a publicly owned recreation area in Auburn, Lee County, Alabama, occupying to the south of Interstate 85. The state park's central feature, 26acre Lake Chewacla, provides opportunities for fishing, swimming, and non-motorized boating.HistoryIn the late nineteenth century, Wright's Mill occupied a site in the park where swimmers could find a place to splash about in the mill's surrounding pool. In the 1930s, workers with the Civilian Conservation Corps developed roads, foot trails, and park buildings. Their efforts can be seen in the park's stone cabins and arched masonry bridge. They also constructed the dam that created Chewacla Lake. The state took possession, opening the grounds as Chewacla State Park, in 1939.Activities and amenitiesIn addition to water activities, the park features a system of trails for hiking and for mountain biking. The park has facilities for RV and tent camping in addition to its renovated CCC–era cabins.
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  • We visited this park today while in town for a short spell and it was very lovely. Bathrooms were clean and the lake was serene. We took the short but challenging hike to the falls and relaxed for a f...  more »
  • We like State Parks and this one was no exception. Hook-ups could have been a little better placed. They assign your site but you can choose another. So just be sure to check before taking site. Appar...  more »
  • This place is great - and has been for decades - as a place to get away from studying inside a building and getting outdoors for fresh air and sunshine! Great place for a day out walking and hiking. G...  more »
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  • Scenery was great, park is very clean. They even have a floating dock with a 12 ft. diving board. Admission price was jacked up this year to $4 a person though. Paddle boats, canoes, and cabins are available to rent. Decent bathrooms, several benches and tables throughout. You can even camp ! Great place all together, I would of given 5 star if the entry/camp fees weren't so expensive, after all.... it is public land being funded by taxpayers.
  • A really nice state park. Alabama is a bit different than most other states we've visited where you can get a annual pass for all of the state's parks but Alabama charges per park if there is a fee. This park is worth the small fee. The waterfall area is something you have to see if you go to the park.
  • This is a beautiful well maintained state park. I love to hike to the waterfall. They also have tent camping and cabins. It is a beautiful place to visit for a small entry fee.
  • It is truly beautiful here it's unfortunate that the rain waters had contaminated the lake so much we couldn't even canoe. We missed out on the falls and the slow paced amenities due to inclement weather. Maybe we'll be able to return and enjoy ourselves much more next time when our kids are a little older.
  • Expensive admission price, no military price. Lots of broken glass pieces on the trails. Beautiful scenery, and quiet even on a busy Saturday in June. Leashed dogs are welcome, but there's no area for them to get water (lake isn't safe because of the seasonal floodong).

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