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Cheaha State Park, Delta
(4.1/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web)
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.
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  • I love it i always have loved it I did not go up their recently but I love to my family and I go up their all the time i was sad to see that it was burning last night but if you want to go up their I ...  more »
  • The trees are beautiful with the changing colors. The trails are great. Make sure you go to bald rock and Pulpit rock. They have amazing views and are not difficult to walk. Walk the bigfoot trail and...  more »
  • As I type this, we are headed somewhere c else to finish our meal. Wafflehouse is better, I promise. 1 hr for a cold poorly seasoned state is disgusting. And there weren't more than 5 small tables of ...  more »
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  • This is a beautiful park. Very friendly staff at the gate. They have nature and hiking trails; waterfalls; gorgeous mountain drives; a swimming beach with a floating, two-level dock, a playground, paddle boats, and picnic pavilions with grills; a restaurant; a 1/2 mile boardwalk up to a magnificent view; and camping and rentals available. The beach area felt safe. It was clean and well kept. This park is in a great place to me. because it's a recreational activity to do in a place without much else. There is not exactly a lot to do in this area of Alabama and to me going and spending a day at the beach or other spots in the park is a great option. I would love to go back
  • Very friendly staff, but they charge just to go see the overlook. Nice store, with a gas pump (a bit more expensive than in town) in case you're running low. Clean park, nice trails.
  • Best views in Alabama can be found at the top of Cheaha! Very well kept park, the trails are well marked and the boardwalk to the main cliff edge looks like new. The firewatch tower at the top has a little museum next to it that is educational and probably the best views in the park.
  • No tent pads or individual grills at the semi primitive site. Sites are uneven, rocky and ant infested. A simple tent pad would fix that. Yes, i understand this is camping outdoors with nature but 3 other parks i have been to have the pads. The park itself is in a great spot with great views.
  • Highest point in Alabama. Camping/RV, cabins chalets and motel with restaurant and pool. Hiking and handicap accessible nature trail to a fantastic view at Bald Rock.