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Description - Located atop Cheaha Mountain, the highest point in the State, 2,407 feet above sea level, this 2,799 acre mountain top retreat exhibits breathtaking scenery year-round.

The campground has 73 sites, all with water, electrical, and sewage hookups. Primitive camping is available and there is a bathhouse, laundry, and camp store nearby.

There are 15 chalets and stone cabins which can accommodate 2-8 people. This is a place to escape from the noise of TV and telephones. Linens, cooking utensils and outdoor grills are furnished and all have fireplaces for cozy winter evenings.

The Resort Lodge has 31 guest rooms as a secluded mountaintop getaway. Each room is furnished, including a TV and a telephone. Across from the lodge is a restaurant which is open year round with gift shop, banquet facilities, and a swimming pool.

Bald Rock Group Lodge can accommodates 50 people in an old fashioned stone lodge, complete with dining hall, large kitchen, ice machine and fireplace.(currently closed pending renovations.)

The Cleburne Room, within the Resort Restaurant, will seat 40 guests for banquets and up to 50 for meetings and seminars. Choose from an array of excellent banquet menus and seating arrangements.

Recreation - There are many hiking trails along the top of the 2,407-foot mountain, plus many more in the Talladega National Forest which surrounds the park.

Picnic Areas are provided with pavilions and playground, on top of the mountain and near the lake. Nearby you can enjoy pedal boating, picnicking, swimming and fishing.

Climate - The climate of Alabama's lowlands can be described as subtropical with nearly 60 inches of rain each year. The highest amount of rain reaches the region as afternoon thunderstorms in July, August and September. Summers are extremely hot and humid with temperatures frequently reaching above 100 degrees F. Summer nights cool slightly and provide a good time to travel through the region.

Winter temperatures are mild, rarely dipping below 40 degrees with the humidity level at its lowest in November and December. Spring and fall are very pleasant times to visit the region. Spring brings mild temperatures and blooming trees and flowers. During the fall temperatures range from 65 to 85 degrees F with low humidity levels. Northern Alabama is generally cooler than the south due to its higher elevations.

Location - Chama State Park is located 12 miles south of I-20 on Alabama Hwy. 49. This Park is found in the central eastern region of the state on the central eastern border of Caldera National Forest.

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Filed By: rachel (birmingham, al)
Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Beautifull!! The campground was crowded on Saturday when I got there but by Sunday I had the place almost to myself. Lots of short trails that were very rewarding. The camp store had all the maps and trail descriptions I wanted and the state park restraunt was a nice surprise. Take a camera because the scenery was unbelievable!

Filed By: Newell (Weaver, AL)
Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Great place to camp would highly recommend. Been there several times this year just got better everytime. Lots to explore and see especially the wild life that will walk through your campsite without you even knowing it sometimes. Management is very friendly and helpful. Security is great. The restaurant is a great place to eat dinner and watch the sunset at the same time.

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Contact Information:
Cheaha State Park, 19644 Hwy 281 , Delta, AL, 36258, Phone: 256-488-5111, Fax: 256-488-5885

Additional Information:
Alabama State Parks - Alabama State Parks are excellent resources for all day activities such as picnicking and viewing historical sites.
North Alabama - North Alabama includes the northern third of the state, from Birmingham, north. This region offers waterfalls, fish-filled rivers and lakes, rapids suited for rafting and caves to explore.
Talladega Scenic Drive - Travel the backbone of the Cheaha Mountains enjoying the splendor of the Tallageda National Forest. Heading towards Cheaha State Park and Alabama's highest peak, Tallageda Scenic drive offers visitors a bird's-eye view of the Appalachian Mountains.

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