Cheaha State Park is a publicly owned recreation area located in northern Clay and southwestern Cleburne counties in Alabama. The park's include Cheaha Mountain, the highest point in the state. The park adjoins Talladega National Forest and is managed by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. It is Alabama's oldest continuously operating state park. Facilities include lodgings, a restaurant, campsites, and hiking trails.HistoryThe park opened to the public in 1933. From 1933 to 1939, the Civilian Conservation Corps was active in the park creating Cheaha Lake and building numerous structures including a stone bathhouse, eleven stone cabins, two stone pavilions, Bunker Tower, the Bald Rock Group Lodge, and several hiking trails. A hotel, restaurant, and five chalets were added to the park in 1973.Activities and amenitiesDay-use: The park has day-use areas for picnicking, swimming, and fishing.Scenic overlooks: Cheaha Mountain is topped with Bunker Tower, a stone building with an observation deck on top. A wheelchair-accessible wooden walkway on the Bald Rock Trail provides another overlook of the surrounding region.Hiking: The park features the Cheaha Trailhead of the Pinhoti Trail system which weaves through the Talladega National Forest and connects to the Appalachian Trail.Overnight stays: The park has 73 modern campsites and a smaller number of semi-primitive campsites. Accommodations also include a 30-room hotel, chalets, and cabins. The Bald Rock Group Lodge is used for conferences and weddings.Arrange your visit to Cheaha State Park and discover more family-friendly attractions in Delta using our Delta day trip planning website .
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This is a beautiful park. The mountain views are breathtaking.We visited the park this last weekend and we watch the sunset from the highest point in Alabama 2,407 feet.It was truly beautiful. more »
We had about 4 hours to hike while visiting the area so explored the Cheaha State Park. It was a crumby day so we pretty much had the park to ourselves. First we drove up to the Bald Rock area and too... more »
My experience at Mt. Cheaha was quite interesting. First, if you are going to stay at the resort, then I recommend CALLING and making your reservation instead of doing it online. Here's why. I made an... more »
Highest point in the state of Alabama and it's easy to get to! If you go in fall the trees are so, so pretty! The trails are well marked and there are plenty to do! It's a part of Talladega National Forest so you know it has to be gorgeous. They have cabins you can rent and places for campers tent or RV. Even a restaurant you can eat at and enjoy the view.
Absolutely amazing park! My girlfriend and I came here for our anniversary weekend to check off Alabama’s high point. The road up to the high point was closed when we arrived due to all of the snow they got the night before. I asked the park services manager if she could escort us up there so that we could just take a picture, and she agreed to let us ride up in her truck with her. She gave us a little tour of the park and even took a picture with us at the high point! It was so beautiful to see everything covered in snow. Would love to come back here and stay in one of the cabins. 10/10.
Beautiful area. Best views around! The highest point is occupied by a museum and cell phone tower, but there are plenty of other beautiful view points (not the little big foot trail though!) Semi-primitive camping was nice, the bathrooms were a bit rough. The picnic table, water spouts, and fire rings were nice. I would definitely recommend it!
Beautiful park. More trash than expected, people just don't clean up after themselves and it is impossible for the rangers to consonantly clean trails. Primitive campground was nice, but they need more than one vault toilet. Would also help to post a sign about lowering the lid to help with odors. Overall, great park. Will return.
Beautiful park with an amazing lookout. Sites are all gravel in the upper campground. Some are very uneven and we had difficulties with water working and so we had to move to another site. There is no service or wifi at the upper campground which is nice to get away but having an online business it was difficult not to be able to check up on things. The bathrooms where very clean and new. The pulpit lookout was breathe taking and the reason way we came to this park. It is a short hike but it very steep on occasions. Dog friendly and very quite park in January. The morning staff was very nice and helpful. The night staff seemed like they would rather not be there. I heard one staff member talking to guest and I my opinion was very rude and short with them. I didn't find that appropriate as they were just asking where the restrooms were. The sites have full hook-ups which is great! But it's always been a pet peeves when the sewer connection is about a foot above the ground. Other then that I would love to check out the lake campground at cheaha park and would recommend to anyone looking to get away and enjoy the breathe taking views.
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