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Chewacla State Park, Auburn

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.3/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web
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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  • This is a lovely state park with cabins on the lake, challenging bike trails, hiking trails, picnic pavilions, and a large lake. The lake has swimming areas and boat rentals. It is dog friendly. The c...  read more »
  • Chewacla park is a nice park that is very close to Auburn . The park has a lot of hiking trails around a man made lake. There is a waterfall on the back side of the park that is pretty neat. We went i...  read more »
  • I love Alabama it's the most beautiful of all the states and this state park is the most beautiful and stunning of all. Come to Alabama it will change your life. 
  • This place is a blast. There's fun for everyone and who knew such a place existed right off of hwy 85? I spent a little time on the trails and made a couple visits to the waterfall at the dam. Dogs are welcome so that's a huge plus, don't forget your leash! I camped overnight and the park service staff were very friendly and accommodating. The primitive camp sites are perfectly shaded and private from the rest of the park so you don't have a bunch of people traipsing through your camp. Next time I'm going to try out some of the amazing mt. bike trails.
  • I've shot Chewacla Three times and It is different every time ! I suggest shooting it from high noon to early afternoon before the sun starts dipping behind the trees. Very, Very Photographic scenery from the bottom to the Stair stepped cascade !! The trek is pretty steep so take you some vitamin water. You will require it about half way back up !!
  • Great RV campground, super surroundings, awesome hiking/biking trails. Very helpful and courteous staff. Highly of our favorite campgrounds.
  • $12 for a family visit to a state park??? Another example of systemic racism in our beloved state of Alabama. The park has a nice lake for swimming and if I wanted to take kids there for few days during the week, it would cost way too much for a family who makes minimum wage. Absolutely ridiculous cost to go to a park.
  • Chewacla State Park is one of my top places in Auburn to go and be outdoors. There are various walking and biking trails, water falls, and tons of places to put a hammock and hang out. The only thing is being a state park its $4 to get in but if you want a year pass it $100 per person or $140 ish for a family of 5...
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