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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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TripAdvisor
  • Drove from Anniston... quick 30 minute drive. Stopped at Museum - the museum woman was very helpful on history of park and how it was built. Kids walked up to top of tower. We then went to Bald Rock a...  more »
  • Loved the view from the outlooks on our hikes. The view from the restaurant is great. The CCC Museum with highest point in Alabama is neat and the Native American museum was a neat stop for the kids a...  more »
  • Cheaha State Park was a nice place to visit to escape the heat down in the valley. The lady at the Indian Arrowhead Museum was very nice. The fall foliage was amazing. The only thing I would save my m...  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.