Cheaha State Park

Cheaha State Park

Clay County Alabama
Cleburne County Alabama

Cheaha State Park is a 2,799-acre state park in Alabama, located in northern Clay and southwestern Cleburne counties. The park, which is Alabama’s oldest continuously operating state park, encompasses Cheaha Mountainthe highest point in the state. Park facilities include a lodge, restaurant, general store, campsites, hiking trails, and other amenities.

  • Day-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. Near the peak, Bald Rock has a wheelchair-accessible wooden walkway that provides an overlook of the surrounding region.
  • Hiking: The park features the Cheaha Trailhead of the Pinhoti Trail system which weaves its way through the Talladega National Forest and connects to the Appalachian Trail.
  • Overnight stays: The park has 73 modern campsites that include water, electric, sewer hookup, a picnic table, grill, and bathhouses. It has 11 semi-primitive campsites with picnic tables, grills, and a bathhouse. Cheaha Lodge has 30 hotel rooms with a swimming pool. Accommodations also include chalets and cabins. The stone Bald Rock Group Lodge is used for conferences and weddings.

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Wikipedia contributors, “Cheaha State Park,” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, (accessed September 1, 2014).