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“Beautiful water falls!!!”
Review of Cheaha State Park

Cheaha State Park
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Delta
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Take a trip to the highest point in Alabama. At 2,407 feet above sea level, Cheaha Resort State Park, located on top of Cheaha Mountain, has breathtaking views and fun recreational activities. This 2,799-acre mountaintop retreat offers visitors a little bit of everything. From quiet surroundings, unique restaurant, and accommodations to a magnificent lodge that can be used for family, outdoor enthusiasts, adventurers, solitude seekers, and group functions. Named by the Creek Indians "Chaha" meaning high place, Cheaha Resort State Park is truly a magnificent Alabama destination.
Reviewed February 27, 2013

My girlfriend and I have driven over from Atlanta a couple time to hike here. Actually the waterfalls we hiked to were just outside the park but beautiful. Also no park entry fee required. And after our hikes we stopped in Oxford for a nice dinner before returning to Atlanta.

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Reviewed February 1, 2013

This is a wonderful state park. Easy access and lots of trails, etc. Never camped there but the campground looks clean and would be a great family trip.

The only food available is in the park buffet restaurant which is less than average. The price is good and the view may be the best part. The food is served buffet style and has little seasoning, few choices and is not kept hot. Serving staff is rushed the times we have been. I would prefer to take a lunch and use the many picnic tables.

Thank dianne06
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

I live close to Cheaha, but never visited until a few years ago. Didn't know what I was missing! The park is huge, with cabins & chalets for family or two-person stays. My fiancee and I always tent camp. The primitive campground have excellent views, as far as the eye can see. Plus they're not way out there, there's a small paved road to acess them. Each primitve campground has a well-fed water pump for cooking, drinking, etc. it's good clean water. There are miles of hiking trails, waterfalls, everything you could ask for. Would take me all day to tell you all the reasons to visit Cheaha!!

1  Thank Becky K
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

dent Cheaha Resort State Park is located on Cheaha Mountain. This is the highest point in Alabama. It is located in northeast Ala close to Munford. The sight from the tower at the top of the mountain is breath-taking. The tower was built by CCC during President Roosevelet's terms in office. There is a lake at the bottom of the mountain for swimming and recreational sports. There is a motel at the top of the mountain and a convention center there also. It is worth the trip to see Alabama from the top!!

Thank Jean H
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Reviewed December 3, 2012

We spent Thanksgiving this year, camping at Cheaha Mountain. We stayed on the lower campground, which is about 1,000 feet below the one at the top of the mountain, but we had a lake and playground. If you do not have AT&T, you will NOT have cell phone service, generally. However, they do have wifi. It took a while for me to get it to work with my phone, but did, finally. I was using the network to check on the weather, etc.

The camp store is at the top of the mountain, along with the lodge and restaurant. The restaurant is pretty good, about average for a nice hotel. Thanksgiving dinner was great, with a full buffet meal. It was nice to not have to cook or clean!

The views from the top of the mountain are amazing! There are several trails, ranging in exertion level from "only lunatics should try this" to "a simple boardwalk". I recommend any of them you feel up to, but certainly do the boardwalk trail (Bald Point).

The upper campground fills up fast when they have a busy time, and the campers seem to be a little closer together than the lower campground. There are a few quirks about camping here, though:
1. The sewer hookups for the full hookup sites are very tall out of the ground. Our camper's output for the sewer pipe was too low to use this until we left (and we found another site that was empty and had a slightly lower pipe).

2. The sites are "almost" level, but you will need leveling jacks or blocks in most cases.

3. The bath house is spartan, but has hot and cold water, and is relatively clean.

They have several programs they offer from time to time (they did s'mores and electric wine bottles when we were there), as well as a permanent Indian artifact exhibit near the main entrance, and they are starting a new CCC museum at the observation tower at the top of the mountain.

If you like roughing it, there are numerous primative and semi-primative (electric only) sites right at the top of the mountain. They are awesome for tent campers or day-trippers!

It is a mountain, so don't head there with an underpowered vehicle or one with bad brakes. The nearest town is Oxford, AL, if you need anything the camp store can't provide. I would recommend US431 to AL281 as the easiest route, unless you really enjoy twisty-turney-curvey roads (we had a child that kept getting motion sick as we took these roads, but handled the 281 corridor much better).

Day-trippers: there is a state park fee of $2 per vehicle,on the honor system when you enter the park at the top of the mountain.

All in all, I would certainly recommend this as a place to go camping, either in a camper or in a tent (but it does get cold in the winter). Stay a couple of days, and get some exercise and fresh air!

6  Thank tfuder
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