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Cheaha State Park, Delta

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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3.6/5 based on 180+ 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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  • Very pretty park! Drove to the tower on top of the mountain and climb the stairs to the top for the view, and inside the little museum to see the artifacts from that area when built. Then drove to Bal...  read more »
  • Great State Park that has the highest point in Alabama at 2,407 feet. The views are nice, especially in the fall with the leaves changing colors. Very isolated feeling though, so it is quiet and relax...  read more »
  • This place is beautiful and quiet if you like nature. If you're in the area I recommend stopping by for awhile. There is a nice wooden bridge that's very accessible or you can walk the rocks to get ar...  read more »
  • 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.
  • Camped in the lower campground. Cell service is spotty so if you are looking to really unplug it is a good place. There are stone steps leading to the lake. We had a 70' pull thru slot but the slots are extremely narrow and could not extend the awning all the way because of the road. Park officials patrol regularly and the campground was well kept. We have the tailgater satellite and it took some finagling but we managed to hit 2 satellites despite the trees. Not much by way of views but would camp here again. Fire rings with grills are on each camp sight and nice sized picnic tables.
  • Awesome place to take the family when they come visit. Great views and well kept trails for hiking. The park employees were awesome!!! My grandpa forgot his walker there, and they helped me look for it until we found it. Thank you!!!
  • This place has some amazing views, short trails and some that you can loop to make them longer. There are a couple of trails that are very steep and you need to be able to know your abilities if you can complete the harder trails. Worth going to and I will be going back for sure. It is beautiful out there.
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