One of Alabama’s finest jewels sits just a few miles South of Calhoun County. Named from the Native American “Creek” Nation in Muskogee language, “Chaha” meaning “High Place”. A bragging rite in itself, Cheaha State Park is home of the highest point in Alabama. Cheaha State Park is located in Delta, Alabama, and is 2800 acres of mountaintop retreat, surrounded by 400,000 beautiful acres of National Forest.
Cheaha Mountain is ideal for everyone, whether you are looking for adventure or solitude. The thrill seekers can fill their day with mountain biking, extreme trails, and the Kentuck ORV-ATV trails. While those looking for a slower pace can take a leisure stroll along one of the less intense trails, fishing, or learning more about the cultural heritage of Cheaha State Park. Day passes to any of these activities can be purchased at the Mountain Store.
Looking for overnight accommodations? Cheaha has you covered with many options. Primitive and improved campsites, chalets, cabins, and a hotel are available within the park grounds. Atop the mountain you will find the Vista Cliffside Restaurant, the Mountain Store, and the Cheaha Observation Tower.
This state park is also known to host it’s fair share of weddings in the Bald Rock Lodge, the chapel, and even on the patio of the restaurant as the sun sets over the valley below. The Vista Cliffside restaurant can cater and your guests can stay in their preference of accommodations.
Cheaha State Park is home of the Cheaha Trailhead of the Pinhoti Trail, which connects with the Appalachian Trail. Although this may be one of the more “well known” trails there are countless others to explore. Most of the Cheaha State Park trails boast of tranquil scenery, waterfalls, and native wildlife.
From the beautiful views atop the mountain to the serene lakes and campgrounds at the bottom, Cheaha State Park is a “must see”. Whether you’re looking for a few hours to getaway or a weekend retreat, you’ll find what you need at Cheaha.
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