About Cheaha State Park
Some reservations require a two night minimum.
Seek adventure and solitude on the highest point in Alabama at Cheaha State Park.
At 2,407 feet above sea level, Cheaha State Park, located on top of Cheaha Mountain, offers breathtaking views and adventurous recreational activities. This 2,799-acre mountaintop retreat is known for spectacular sunsets and beautiful waterfalls. The park offers overnight guests and day visitors an array of activities as well as opportunities for rest. Facilities include a restaurant, hotel, cabins, chalets, camping with options that range from improved to primitive, and pavilions.
Cheaha State Park is only thirty minutes from several historic downtown tourism locations such as Heflin, Oxford, Ashland, Lineville, and Talladega. Cheaha State Park is located almost halfway between Birmingham, AL and Atlanta, GA. Named by the Native American "Creek" nation in Muskogee language, “Chaha” means "high place." Cheaha Resort State Park is truly a magnificent Alabama destination with Vista Cliffside Restaurant, a cliffside pool, a lake, accessible and extreme trails, cultural heritage, and more!
Surrounded completely by the Talladega National Forest, Cheaha State Park is ideal for access to the Kentuck ORV-ATV Trail. Guests may also purchase day passes for USFS Talladega National Forest recreation areas and the ORV-ATV Trail from the Cheaha Mountain Store. Additionally, the park is home to the Cheaha Trailhead of the Pinhoti Trail, which connects with the Appalachian Trail and accesses the Odum Scout Trail, and the Chinnabee Silent Trail.
Surrounded completely by the Talladega National Forest, Cheaha State Park is ideal for access to the Kentucky ORV-ATV Trail. Additionally, the park is home to the Cheaha Trailhead of the Pinhoti Trail, which connects with the Appalachian Trail and accesses the Odum Scout Trail, and the Chinnabee Silent Trail. Here hikers can experience tranquility, native wildlife and beautiful waterfalls. Check our events page for nature programs!
Use this park map to help you make your plans.
In addition to lodge rooms, cabins, and A-frame chalets, we offer improved camping in the park, semi-primitive camping near the highest point, and primitive camping near Cheaha Lake. There is also primitive camping along mountainside trails, offering campers numerous options for getting close to nature. Groups may want to consider reserving Cheaha's historic CCC Bald Rock Lodge, which has 12 bedrooms/baths with a beautiful grand hall, for retreats, family reunions, meetings and more!
Nearby attractions include the Talladega National Forest, the Pinhoti Trail, Cheaha Wilderness Area, Chief Ladiga Rails to Trails Bike Route (joins the Silver Comet in Atlanta), Coldwater Mountain Biking Trails, Historic Downtown Heflin, Wine Tasting Trail, Historic Choccolocco Valley, Choccolocco Park, Freedom Riders Park, Oxford Center for the Performing Arts, the Talladega Super Speedway, the Dale Jarrett Racing Adventure, and the historic Kymulga Grist Mill Covered Bridge and Park.
Day use Park Entrance Fee (Does not apply to overnight guest; does apply to restaurant, )
Age 0-3: Free
Age 4-11: $2
12 and older: $5
Seniors 62 years+: $2
Parks for Patriots Veterans and Active Military: Free (Please show ID)
Annual Passes for Cheaha State Park
Individuals Pass 12 & Older: $105
Family Pass up to 6: $155