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Chewacla State Park, Auburn
(4.4/5 based on 140+ 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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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • We went there for hiking. The trails are largely shared with bicycles. If you are a trail bike enthusiast you will no don't like this park. I am sure we were in the way of the bicyclists and vice vers...  more »
  • Chewacla is a little jewel in Auburn. Lake, cabins, camping, hiking, but the best thing they have is mountain biking. Various levels of biking from mild to challenging. Be prepared for some fun and a ...  more »
  • Didn't have time to explore all of the park, but did find a few geocaches - pleased to see that the park supports this activity and even mentions it in their guide. The walking trails were good and th...  more »
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  • 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.
  • My girlfriend and I love geocashing ,and there are tons of them placed around the park. It's a beautiful place to spend the day with family and friends . If you're a bike rider or a hiker there are miles of trails, I would definitely recommend this place to visit.
  • This is a great place to take the kids to swim, bike, camp, and play. It has many great options. Don't forget to check out geo caching while you're there.
  • I enjoyed hiking the park. I did some bouldering in the river which was fun. When I got away from the water, I was a little bored with scenery after a mile or two. Enjoyable afternoon.
  • 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 !!