Cheaha State Park
Open: Open all year
Number of Full Hookup Sites: 73
About: Located in Clay and Cleburne Counties, Cheaha State Park is the pinnacle of natural beauty and awe in Alabama. Surrounded by the Talladega National Forest, this foothill of the Appalachian Mountains holds the reputation of the highest point in Alabama. Standing 2,407 ft. above sea level, it is no wonder why the local Creek Indians named this place “Chaha,” meaning high place.
Cheaha State Park offers four camping areas including two full hook-up campgrounds, two semi-primitive campgrounds and primitive areas.
Mountian Top Campground - Located on top of Cheaha Mountain this campground offers 43 full hook-up sites with two accessibile full service bath houses. All the Park amenities including restaraunt, picnic area, lodging and country store is within walking, hiking or driving distance.
Cheaha Lake Campground (Closed for Winter) - Located near Cheaha Lake this campground offers 30 full hook-up sites with a full service bathhouse. A three-mile drive takes guest to all the Park amenities including restaurant, picnic area, lodging and country store.
Picnic Trail Campground -Located along the observation tower road, the campground offers water service, restrooms, picnicking, playground, and within walking distance, the observation tower nestled at the highest point in the state.
Bunker Loop Campground (Group Camping Only) - Located behind the full service campground, this campground offers easy access to two bathhouses. Most sites are equipped with grills and fire rings.
Centrally located in the Talladega National Forest, Cheaha Resort State Park is ideal for access to the Kentuck ORV trail, an ATV trail built and maintained by the National Forest Service. The Park is home to the Cheaha Trailhead of the Pinhoti Trail, a 107-mile trail eventually connecting into the National Parks Service, Appalachian Trail, accessing trails like the Odum Scout Trail or the Chinnabee Silent Trail where there are some of the most beautiful waterfalls in the area.
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