CHEAHA STATE PARK
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.
After the state of Alabama acquired lands in 1933, which today comprise 11 of the 22 State Parks, a cooperative effort with the State of Alabama and the National Park System, paved the way for the Civilian Conservation Corp's (CCC) development and construction of Cheaha State Park. Its continuous operation since 1933, makes Cheaha, Alabama's oldest continuously operating State Park.
Picnic Shelters, #2
Camper Cabins, #3
AccommodationsLodge Rooms, #12
Family Cottages, #4
Mountian Top Campground - Located on top of Cheaha Mountain this campground offers 43 full hook-up sites with two accessible full service bath houses. All the Park amenities including restaurant, picnic area, lodging and country store is within walking, hiking or driving distance.
Cheaha Lake Campground - 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.
Semi-Primitive / Tent Only Camping
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 - Located behind the full service campground, this campground offers easy access to two bathhouses. Most sites are equipped with grills and fire rings.
Open year round, the Restaurant is known for its panoramic dining room view of the Talladega National Forest and the valley below (Dress is casual). Country cooking at its best. Motorcycle or bike riders and hikers enjoy this wonder at the top of Alabama.
BreakfastHours: 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Breakfast Buffet is served in season and every weekend.Menu items (No Buffets) during off season on week days.
Closed for Breakfast (Due to the Slow Season) December 1, 2009 - December 18, 2009 and January 4, 2010 - February 26, 2010 on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Mornings. Our over night Guest will have a free Continental Breakfast available in the hotel office from 7:30 am - 11:00 am .Select your breakfast items and take back to the comfort of your room.
Lunch - Try our Fried green tomato sandwich!Hours: 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Open DailyLunch buffet available on Saturdays, May - Nov. Country cooking!
DinnerMenu selections include: steaks, catfish, pasta, hamburgers and more.Hours:4:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Sun ? Thu)4:30 p. m. - 9:00 p.m. (Fri & Sat)
Wine and Beer will be served during Dinner hours Monday - Saturday soon!
Alcoholic beverages may be consumed in the restaurant or in designated meeting spaces only.
Buffet available on Saturday nights, May - November
Groups are welcome in the dining room for all meals. (Private dining room can be rented please contact [email protected]
) Please email us or call 1-800-846-2654 with your arrival date and time, and we will be happy to help plan a buffet or give you buffet information and accommodate your group for any meal. Our Dining room is first come first serve, please sign in as you arrive and we will seat you as soon as possible.
The Blackberry Sundae is a reason to drive up the mountain!
The cabins at Cheaha feature bathtub/showers, fireplaces, heating & air, linens, microwaves, irons, ironing boards, coffee makers, kitchenettes. Daily housekeeping service is not available. Linens and towels may be exchanged at the hotel front desk daily between 12-p.m. - 3 p.m. Firewood can be purchased at the Park's country store between 8am - 4pm Sunday - Thursday. We welcome you to purchase firewood from us or bring your own wood. Bundles sold at stores will fit our fireplaces. No more than 3 over capacity per cabin.
There are four cabin choices:
Bluff Side Cabins ? Cabins 1-4 are located along the western bluff of the Mountain where guests can view spectacular sunsets. There is one Queen bed in one large room. SLEEPS 2
Cabin 16 pet friendly Camping Cabin ? also known as the ?museum cabin? is modern enough to be completely comfortable yet, rustic enough to show the historical aspect of its original design. There is one Queen bed. This is the only ?pet-friendly? cabin currently offered at the Park. this cabin does not have a full kitchen. SLEEPS 2 PEOPLE.
4-Capacity Cabins ? Cabins 7-10 are located across the street from the Park's Chalets. Each cabin features two Queen beds, a full kitchen, and bath, a small dining nook, and open ceilings. SLEEPS 4
Deluxe Cabins (Honeymoon cabins) ? Cabins 5 & 6 feature a screened porch, rustic wooden furniture and whirlpool tub. Like our Bluff Side Cabins, these cabins host one large room for sleeping and relaxing. Along with a Queen bed, these two cabins are furnished with a television and DVD player.
THE ONLY CABINS WITH TV AND DVD
Featuring fireplaces, central heating and air, linens, kitchenettes (with microwaves) irons, ironing boards and coffee makers, each of our chalets offer the scenic beauty of the outdoors from the porch. No more than 3 over capacity per chalet.
Chalets 12 ? 14 are ?pet-friendly.? Also, these three Chalets are equipped with gas log fireplaces.
Chalet 15 offers an easy walk down a well lit path to its entrance. This Chalet is suited for guests who prefer not to walk up or down steep paths or stairs. Inside is a traditional woodburning fire place. Wood is for sale in the Park's country store.
Chalet 11 is ADA accessible featuring a well-lit ramp for our hand-capable guests. Also the chalet is equipped with an ADA-approved shower, widened doorways and appliances, lowered for easy access. Inside is a traditional woodburning fireplace. Wood is for sale in the Park's country store. Firewood can be purchased at the Park's country store between 8am - 4pm Sunday - Thursday. We welcome you to purchase firewood from us or bring your own wood. Bundles sold at stores will fit our fireplaces.
The Cleburne Room - located in the Restaurant, will accommodate meetings or banquets for as many as 40 guests and can be used for wedding receptions and other functions. (Receptions up to 75 people.) Rental 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Banquets and Receptions, includes tables, chairs and any A/V needed. Menus for group meals or breaks are available by request. All food and beverages must be purchased from Cheaha Restaurant (no outside food). Equipped with wireless Internet.
Activity Building/Wedding Chapel - This building is perfect for a seminar. Set up with pews the speaker can see everyone and make eye contact. The gas fireplace gives the event the feel of a retreat. This building is best know as the wedding chapel. The piano and organ can be used by any group. Must be reserved advance. No food or beverages allowed in this building.
Cheaha Hotel Pool
The pool is open 8:00 am - 9:00 pm. Overnight guest have access to the pool located near the Hotel & Restaurant. Please bring your beach towels. Cheaha State Park does not supply towels for swimming. The swimming area generally opens for swimming on Memorial Day weekend - Labor Day.
Take a swim and cool down in Cheaha Lake. The six-acre man made lake has its own play area, beach, diving platform and paddle boating. The swimming area generally opens for swimming and boating on Memorial Day weekend - Labor Day.
Please bring your beach towels.
Entrance fee will be charged for guest not staying over night.
NO LIFEGUARDS ON DUTY AT THE LAKE OR POOL.CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.*** Life jackets are required to be worn by persons 12 years old and younger. An adult must accompany those persons under 12.
*** Fishing is NOT permitted from the paddle boats.
*** No boats are allowed in swimming or beach areas.
Nestled at the foot of Cheaha Mountain you will find Lake Cheaha. Hand dug by the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) this six-acre lake offers some of the best recreational bass and bluegill fishing in the immediate area. Located three miles from the Mountain Top Resort and across the street from the primitive and lower campgrounds, families can enjoy picnicking, sunning, swimming and paddle boats*. A day use admission is charged and taken by an on-duty attendant during the spring, summer and fall (honor box systems are in effect during the winter.) Overnight guests may fish and access all of the Lake?s amenities at no charge. Alabama Law does require that all eligible anglers 16 years of age and older, have in their possession a valid State of Alabama Fishing License; these may be purchased at the Park's Country Store on the Mountain Top or online. Other area fishing attractions: Clay County Lake, located one mile west of Delta, AL on State Lake Road.
Due to the size of our lake, we only allow hand launched boats and electric motors.
*Paddle Boats & Jon Boats are available for rental between Memorial Day & Labor Day.