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Cheaha State Park

19644 AL-281, Delta, Alabama 36258 USA

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“The pinnacle of natural beauty”

Cheaha has a mountain of reasons for you to visit!  Cheaha State Park is the pinnacle of natural beauty and awe in Alabama.  This foothill of the Appalachian Mountains is the highest point in the state.  Standing 2,407 feet above sea level, it is no wonder why the local Creek Indians named this place "Chaha," meaning high place.The park hosts hiking trails, mountain bike trails, a lake for swimming and fishing, an observation tower at the highest point, campgrounds, cabins, chalets, motel rooms, a restaurant, an indian artifact museum, and much more.The park is also completely surrounded by the Talladega National Forest which offers additional recreational resources, like easily accessible trails to waterfalls and more.Day Use Fees:Everyday: $2 for age 6 to AdultsSenior Citizens 62 years of age and older: $1

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20 people have reviewed this location

Ratings Summary

3.8 Access
4.2 Location
4.3 Cleanliness
3.9 Site Quality
4.2 Noise

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Reviewed by
texastripper

  • 17 Reviews
  • 8 Helpful
May 11, 2018
Rated 5.0

Awesome park. Super hiking trails - especially with those with handicaps. Upper Campground had great restrooms, new-ish showers and restrooms. Very clean. Big conscience store and lovely restaurant at the top offering breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Reviewed by
ashleyapplegate

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
February 28, 2017
Rated 5.0

We drove up early to check out the park. Overall we thought it was fantastic...great scenery for photo ops & we enjoyed the observatory tower and picnic area.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
BenSokoloff

  • 58 Reviews
  • 42 Helpful
May 18, 2016
Rated 4.0

Very interesting park. The drive up the mountain was beautiful. The day we went it was very windy and cold at the top of the mountain. But you get some excellent views.

1 person found this review helpful
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Reviewed by
Campendium

January 13, 2015
Rated

Steep and twisting grades up paved road to campground on top of men. Access roads and sites rough gravel and rock. Trees for shade, sizable camping sites. No Internet or cell phone, just you and nature and your partner. Pretty good trade-off.

Make sure your rig is in good working order before going either way.

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Days Stayed: 1

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3 Access
4 Location
4 Cleanliness
4 Site Quality
3 Noise
  • 230 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
November 12, 2018
Rated

This is a pretty State Park in the forest on top of a mountain. It was busy with "leafers" in early November and pretty full while we were here. Its not your typical State Park. There are hotel areas and a restaurant located in the park. There is also a Lodge where our friends had there wedding, the main reason we were in the area. A good spot for a low key wedding if your into the outdoors thing.

Access is a bit rough here. It is a steep, curvy drive up the mountain. We came in at night, in the rain with a heavy fog. It was crazy, we couldn't see 20 feet. Kelly had to get out and walk in front of the RV so we could find the road. Made finding our site and parking really hard. The site we had was hard to get into and very unlevel, but we made it work with the help of some friendly campers. Sites do have full hook ups, but we couldn't reach our sewage in our site. The pull thru sites looked much better. The showers aren't very warm on a cold day either. Cell service can be found if you drive down by the entrance, but its not dependable.

There are some hiking trails and a lake located in the park that have some good views, especially with the Fall colors.

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Nightly Rate: $32.00

Days Stayed: 3

Site Number: 39

2 Access
4 Location
4 Cleanliness
2 Site Quality
3 Noise

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Reviewed by
rohnross

  • 20 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
January 29, 2019
Rated

Beautiful trails and look out from Alabama’s highest point. There is a restaurant at lodge and wonderful old cabins on the bluff. Campgrounds need some bathroom updating but still ok. If you want quiet, check the NACAR schedule for Talledaga in April and October. The NASCAR fans and track noise may not suit your camping pleasures. October is beautiful time for color

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Nightly Rate: $28.00

Days Stayed: 3

Site Number: S3

4 Access
4 Location
3 Cleanliness
3 Site Quality
3 Noise

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Reviewed by
Campendium

August 31, 2019
Rated

I gave them 4 stars only but that's because we had NO business being in their park !! We're 64 ft of motorhome / trailer. It was what my hubby calls "exciting" getting there. The roads up are State owned and maintained (St Hwy 281), only hit one low lying branch on the way up, otherwise really nice and clear ride up. Pulled into Upper campground to check in at office and had a "slightly exciting" ride "turning around in there" in order to go to our campground at the Lower one. When we called to make reservations we told her how big our rig was and she said that was fine that she could accommodate us. Not the case. Luckily my hubby is a VERY good driver of our rig and we found a spot - even though we ended up sticking out into the road a wee bit but everyone could pass us to get through and no issues. My hubby wonders WHAT teenager engineered their camping spots... hard to explain but most of them are set up with bends and curves that truly only vans and small campers, and of course pop-ups would be comfortable in. The other thing is I have to mention, is the design / set up of all campsites, there seems to be VERY little room for your campfire and picnic table... a bit awkward. They DO provide coal grills, fire pits and picnic tables. I would have to say that if you're at 40-45 feet long you'd be ok if you're comfortable maneuvering major curves. I would truly stop anything above 35 ft from going in there. I love that they invited us to come in with open arms, but it wasn't wise. We've only been at this for about 3 months and are still learning ! Anyway, I've warned you. It IS absolutely beautiful with views and a lake to swim in and fishing and trails all over the mountain. Bathrooms were nearly new and clean. We did lose power one night it stormed and had to use generator for 10 hours - of which they gave us a 10% discount !! No, we CANNOT stay there again with our current rig, but something smaller we certainly would ! I'm not sure the gal answering taking reservations REALLY should be ! Not sure she understands lengths / driving concept just yet !

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Nightly Rate: $31.00

Days Stayed: 5

Site Number: 59

4 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
2 Site Quality
5 Noise

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Reviewed by
Campendium

August 13, 2020
Rated

Cell coverage was bad.

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Nightly Rate: $31.00

Days Stayed: 3

Site Number: 31

3 Access
4 Location
4 Cleanliness
5 Site Quality
4 Noise

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  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
August 14, 2020
Rated

The site was not even close to being level. While sitting on the picnic table you felt like falling. The drive to the park is very long, about 20 plus miles from I-20. The registration was ok, I have had much easier.

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Nightly Rate: $31.00

Days Stayed: 2

Site Number: 73

2 Access
3 Location
4 Cleanliness
2 Site Quality
4 Noise

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Reviewed by
Campendium

September 19, 2020
Rated

It is a nice campground, and the sites are well spaced apart. However it is a full 30 minute mountain climb in an out of the park so be prepared to stay once you arrive. No cell service for AT&T or Verizon. Playground was closed for Covid but did not look great. We were in the upper campground in a 37’ travel trailer, and could not have made the road into the lower campground with our long rig. We woke every morning to total fog (couldn’t see the truck from the trailer), and that didn’t burn off until 10-11 am so I wouldn’t attempt leaving the mountain early in the morning with your rig! We enjoyed hiking, but we didn’t find many beautiful overlooks, mostly just woodland trails.

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Days Stayed: 3

Site Number: 35

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3 Location
4 Cleanliness
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Cheaha State Park

19644 AL-281
Delta, Alabama
36258 USA
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