Weekend Getaways: Cheaha State Park
There are so many activities to do and adventures to have in our home state, and this upcoming long weekend is the perfect time to get out and explore! So, as we continue with our "weekend getaway" series, we will be highlighting a weekend getaway option right here in Alabama: Cheaha State Park.
Cheaha Pulpit Rock, Photo from Alapark
About Cheaha State Park
Cheaha State Park is located in the Talladega National Forest, just 1 hour and 20 minutes outside Birmingham. This park is centered on the top of the state’s highest mountain at 2,407 feet above sea level, which allows for 360 degree views found no where else in the state! The park contains a total of 2,799 acres and includes stunning views, hiking and biking trails, waterfalls, a gem mine, and rock-climbing opportunities. In addition, Cheaha State Park is a short 30 minute drive away from several historic downtown tourism locations such as Heflin, Oxford, Ashland, Lineville, and Talladega.
Cheaha Hammock Camping, Photo From Alapark
Plan Your Visit
- The park is open year round, from 7am-10pm
Price For Day Passes:
- 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)
• Mountain Biking
• Rock Climbing
Cheaha Boardwalk, Photo from Alapark
Where To Stay:
There are many options when it comes to spending the weekend at Cheaha State Park, including lodge rooms, cabins, A-frame chalets, and camping opportunities. The park has 77 improved campsites, all with 20, 30, and 50 amp electrical hook-ups and water and sewer hook-ups, picnic table, grill or fire-ring, and access to a bathhouse. There is also semi-primitive camping near the highest point, and primitive camping near Cheaha Lake, as well as primitive camping along mountainside trails.
Cheaha Primitive Tent, Photo from Alapark