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Cheaha State Park

Delta, Alabama


2141 Bunker Loop
Delta, Alabama 36258
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Sites: 73
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 33.47720
Longitude: -85.80829

Elevation: 2104' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball no
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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54 Reviews

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2019 - $31.00
Overall Rating:

I hadn't been here since I was a little kid so I can't fully comment on the latest updates. That said we arrived later than expected and had to set up in the dark. But the connection points had a small light which made things a bit easier (that has to be a recent addition). The sites clearly had been recently upgraded with new framing timbers and fresh gravel/grading. Our back-in site had a bend at the end which could've been awkward for a bigger rig, but was no problem us. We stayed in the upper campground which is smack in the middle of the park with easy access to fantastic hiking trails and wonderful views. That said, there will also be more activity from day visitors outside the camping loop during the day, especially on weekends. It's nothing like some of the more crowded state parks though. The Lower Campground is sort of off on it's own (less hiking trails around it through.) Also, if you have T-mobile make sure to pay homage to the nearby tower providing you rock solid LTE service. Based on the car that stopped in front of us in the middle of the road on the way up there ('we just got service!') and what the park ranger told us T-mobile's the only service with good coverage currently. We camped at Cheaha State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
22_UpperImproved
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

Make sure to do the nearby Mountain Laurel (pink), Pulpit Rock (red) trails in addition to the Bald Rock boardwalk.

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Review Count: 79
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 26

Date of Stay: October, 2019 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

Much improved with major renovation in the campgrounds this year. Newly paved loop roads, newly leveled and graveled sites, etc. Good job. We stayed in the upper improved campground at the mountain top as that is where the Bunker Tower, CCC Museum, and boardwalk to Bald Rock is. The lower improved campground is a longish drive from the park entance/registration complex and is near Cheaha Lake and the primitive campground. There are several hiking trails from .3 miles to 1 mile in length and range from easy to very challenging. At the upper level cg lies the hotel, event center, camp store, etc. We were too early for the color change this year, but it's still a pretty area and we will return a few weeks later in the year next year. We camped at Cheaha State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
12
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Fishing, swimming, boating is available in the lower campground. The boardwalk, valley view, CCC museum and Bunker tower are at the upper campground, hiking and biking at both. Choose your poison when reserving a site. You'll need a multi-geared bike in the upper campground.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2019 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

We LOVE this place. I wanted to give a review since they’ve upgraded the campgrounds. All sites have been re graded and filled in. New bathhouses are super clean. It was already scenically beautiful but the upgrades in the campground make it even better. We stayed in the lower campground which is further away from the main park. We did drive through the upper campground which is inside the park. It was equally nice and we plan to go back in the spring. We camped at Cheaha State Park in a Tent Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
47
Site Surface
Gravel, Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my tent trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

See bald rock!!!! Highest elevation in Alabama!!!!!

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: June, 2019 - $27.00
Overall Rating:

Alabama State Park which reopened (campgrounds) after extensive rebuilding. Sites are now hard packed gravel, level and bordered by large wood timbers. New bathhouses, all roads repaved. All sites now have 50 amp and sewer. Several new sites have been added pull thru and back in. During our stay they were installing coded gates to enter. We will return this fall. We camped at Cheaha State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
S15
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Restaurant on site and camp store.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

Our first time at this state park. It was very nice, good site with lots of space. As others have noted, make sure you're RV is in good running condition because the hills getting there are a real eye opener. We camped at Cheaha State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
S36
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $27.00
Overall Rating:

This park is totally run down and unkept. The sites are not cleaned (cigarette butts in grill and all over the site, dog poop, weeds, poison ivy). The site we were given was long enough but, not wide enough. Our awning if pulled out would have been in the road. Some of the sites had a piece of paper over the electrical box stating there was a problem with it. We paid an additional entrance fee (typical for state parks) however, we had to pay extra for a map of the park with hiking trails which wasn't even correct. We did some hiking in the park and found trash everywhere (in some places it was as if someone literally dumped out a bag of their trash). Very disappointing and we won't be returning! We camped at Cheaha State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
43
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Scraping Branches, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes
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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful and peaceful, cool nights. Friendly park staff, great Campgrounds even though state funding has been reduced to maintain. We camped at Cheaha State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
60
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Campgrounds has a general store as well as gasoline. Walmart is quite a distance so arrive with provisions.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

So, upon arrival there is absolutely no where to park if you are pulling a trailer. The main checkin parking lot is tight to turn around in with a 30' TT when empty, much less when full and busy as it was when we arrived. There's an extra shoulder before the buildings, but if you don't know it's coming you'll miss it and have no options left! They really need to figure out some camper parking for checkin! Something with pull-thrus, there is a good spot right in front of the store that would work great. The campground (lower #2) is in some disrepair. They gave us a gate code which was funny because the gate has clearly been missing for quite some time. The road up into around around the campground needs some repaving. The sites are pretty level, BUT - they are all worn down so far that the sewer hookups stand taller than your trailer connection point! There's no other dump site available that we saw, so unless you get one of the few sites that isn't as worn down you'll just have to figure it out. Campground had WiFi, but it didn't work the whole weekend we were there. Signal was fine, but no internet. The sites are pretty closely packed together, so don't expect much privacy; although the campers were all pretty nice. We camped at Cheaha State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
63
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The camp store does have beer and some basic groceries; but there is a really nice Publix in Anniston/Oxford that's worth stopping at for any necessities.

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Review Count: 79
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 26

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice park. Campground #1 is hilly and some sites are not too level, but all are partial to full shade. Most have ample space for privacy, but some not. Staff friendly. Campground #2 is a long drive from the main entrance and mountain top, but has a lake and more level sites. Great views from the mountain top, interesting CCC history and museum at the observation tower. Sunset is great at the restaurant. Small camp store, but best to get provisions and fuel before arriving. We camped at Cheaha State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
12 CG 1
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Bring provisions and have fuel before arriving. Hiking is good, many miles of trails. Uphill/downhill. Rocks and roots on some. Visit the Observation Tower and CCC museum, and Bald Rock. Drive down to Cheaha lake if not camped there.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

The state of Alabama taking money away from its parks to stoke a mismanaged general fund is showing, unfortunately. We stayed here a year prior and noticed a big difference to now. Gravel sites are thinning to dirt, erosion ruts are getting deeper. All need leveling, as this is now a challenge for even smaller RVs. Staff mentioned that they have lost four employees who used to maintain the park. It's beginning to look shabby. However, the park does have some great hiking trails and overlook views. If you live in Alabama I encourage you to vote "YES" on Amendment 2 coming up in 11/16--validating the need for money and the true worth of our natural beauty in the state parks. We will be back to support. We camped at Cheaha State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
1
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Not big enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Poor Conditions
Tips for other Campers:

If you have a rig bigger than about 25' I recommend you get a pull through site--33 thru 35 are nice. These are more level than back in sites that are in a real need of regrading and gravel. For all rigs bring extra blocks, as leveling will be a challenge. The staff is trying hard to keep up without state money needed for maintenance and repairs. But, the hiking is terrific and be sure to catch the sunset at Bald Rock, the highest point in Alabama.

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful park overall. NIce trails! We stayed at the lower campground and the road in the camp was rough but the sites were not bad. The site's fire pit was filled with trash upon arrival but not bad other than that. The bathroom wasn't cleaned in FIVE days, nor the showers. The trash was changed after three days but wow it was nasty to use either the bathroom or the showers. I will hesitate to return there after that. We camped at Cheaha State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
68
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The nearest town worth going to is about a half hour drive, but a nice drive. Go prepared if you don't want to ride that far to town. The town has plenty of places to eat and shop.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed in the campground on the mountain top. The asphalt was worn in the campground but not as bad as I expected based on other reviews. There was a few bad potholes coming into the loop but otherwise not that bad. My wife visited the older bathroom and told me not to go in. The newer bathrooms were OK but the trash did not appear to have been emptied recently and the bathrooms needed to be cleaned. Our site was level and was a pull through. We did check out the Tower and walked the boardwalk to Bald Rock. I came to see the high point and do some road biking. Yes, the park is worn and needs some work but I would come back if in the area again. We camped at Cheaha State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Campground 1 S-24
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Cheaha Mountain Skyway is beautiful. Bring your road bike if you enjoy some steep climbs and fast descents.

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Review Count: 48
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

There are two campgrounds - the upper & lower (by the lake). I prefer the upper. There is a one way loop road from the visitor center to access the lodge, restaurant, Tower, Bald Rock Boardwalk trail, cabins & campground. The upper campground road is hilly and has pot holes. The sites are large, most partially shaded. CCC built many of the facilities. The beautiful stone exterior restrooms are very old. There is a newer bathhouse within easy walking distance of sites 12 & 22, so I recommend those sites. The newer bathhouse has separate unisex/family shower rooms. To pick up a WiFi or phone signal, you need to be near the visitor center store. Be sure to take the Bald Rock boardwalk trail and to go up to the Tower. We camped at Cheaha State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Upper site 12
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

There are waterfall trails in nearby Talladega National Forest at Lake Cinnabee. Ask for trail map at store.

This park has a lodge with restaurant.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $29.00
Overall Rating:

Camp site was filthy from previous camper(s). Our site was a pretty good size, but we noticed several other people having trouble getting into and leveling on their sites. No WiFi or phone service. Could pick up 2 PBS channels, but no cable. Not a problem since we don't watch much TV anyway. Very small lake. We were hoping to kayak, but decided it wasn't worth the trouble of taking the kayaks off the truck. Same goes for biking, since we wanted to road bike. I can't speak for those wanting to mountain bike. Roads are far too narrow and curvy, making it dangerous since it is a main road and not just located within the state park. The nearest town is at least 30 minutes away. That is usually not a problem, but since we were unable to bike and kayak, that left little else for us to do. The staff at check-in was very friendly. However, the hostess at the restaurant acted like we were bothering her by being there. Overall, the park looks like it could use a little TLC. We will not return to Cheaha State Park. We camped at Cheaha State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful beautiful and did I say beautiful park! We had a group camping trip here with over 30 campers in total and I think everyone had the same reviews! Awesomesauceland! At the time we actually were there September 2014 the bath houses were awful but I hear now they have been redone! The one we were at was a mere 100 feet from our site so I could not complain it was easy to get there and back with no trouble! There are so many hiking trails and biking trails and everyone of them has tons to see! You will never be disappointed in the view from the restaurant. We did use the breakfast bar and that was great I got ours to go! Our site was a bit of a shamble though! Picnic table was concrete and low on one side and super high on the other! No trash pole no grills a nice rock fire ring that was below the camper set up and away from the picnic table! Not all sites were set up this way but many were! We will stay here again. We camped at Cheaha State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Some Shade, Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Pricey camp store and general store too!

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