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Cheaha Resort State Park

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Address: 19644 Hwy. 281, Delta, AL
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Great park, just needs some updates

Recently spend the weekend at the Park, camping in one of their improved campsites. This is a great park, but you can tell it's been held back by State budget constraints due... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2017
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Morrow, Georgia
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful vistas and scenery. Really enjoyed watching the eagles ride the thermals from the observation deck.

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Ashland, Alabama
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my wife we called ahead and booked a room. Well the pictures online are not at all accurate. We paid like 92.00 for a room and it was crap,had no refrigerator or microwave no table or chairs to eat on. It was very outdated a.c. and heat barely worked. Small bathroom and shower it was miserable. But the... More 

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Rob G, Assistant Director, Alabama State Parks System at Cheaha Resort State Park, responded to this review

Jeremy B, thank you for taking the time to let us know where we can (and will) improve. For many years we had been unable to make upgrades and renovations in our parks due to inadequate funding, but thanks to Alabamians approving Amendment 2 last Fall by an overwhelming majority, our funds are protected and overdue repairs are in the... More 

Ocean Springs MS USA
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53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Booked an improved site but when we got to it thought we were in primitive camping. The campground roads would test an off road vehicle let alone our A class. Bathrooms had yellow caution tape around them!!!! And there was not one single redeeming feature we could see. There is a reason why they charge you a 3 day minimum... More 

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Rob G, Assistant Director, Alabama State Parks System at Cheaha Resort State Park, responded to this review

Nickshellie, thank you for taking the time to let us know where we can (and will) improve. For many years we had been unable to make upgrades and renovations in our parks due to inadequate funding, but thanks to Alabamians approving Amendment 2 last Fall by an overwhelming majority, our funds are protected and overdue repairs are in the works.... More 

wandering
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95 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Recently spend the weekend at the Park, camping in one of their improved campsites. This is a great park, but you can tell it's been held back by State budget constraints due to the fact we have a Governor that has a "love for jet fuel" so he can fly around the state with his Mistress.... .. and had reduced... More 

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2 Thank michael_210
Rob G, Assistant Director, Alabama State Park System at Cheaha Resort State Park, responded to this review

Michael_210, thank you for taking the time to let us know where we can (and will) improve. For many years we had been unable to make upgrades and renovations in our parks due to inadequate funding, but thanks to Alabamians approving Amendment 2 last Fall by an overwhelming majority, our funds are protected and overdue repairs are in the works.... More 

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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our weekend on the mountain. The views were stunning and the atmosphere was very relaxing. We hiked a couple of trails, ate breakfast at the hotel, and drove around the surrounding area. The staff was very friendly, knowledgeable, and kind. Our room was dated, but sufficient for our needs. The park itself needs some updating, but overall was... More 

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Rob G, Assistant Director, Alabama State Parks System at Cheaha Resort State Park, responded to this review

Emily H: thank you for taking the time to let us know where we can (and will) improve. For many years we had been unable to make upgrades and renovations in our parks due to inadequate funding, but thanks to Alabamians approving Amendment 2 last Fall by an overwhelming majority, our funds are protected and overdue repairs are in the... More 

Vancouver, Washington
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

I must say that the claim of being the highest peak in Alabama did not impress me, until we stood on the peak in Cheaha Park and took in the amazing scenery of Northern Alabama. The drive in is easy and the road conditions are terrific. Although we didn't stay at the resort facilities, the park is very clean and... More 

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Rob G, Assistant Director, Alabama State Parks System at Cheaha Resort State Park, responded to this review

Andrew W.: We certainly appreciate you visiting us! Come back soon! More 

Ooltewah, Tennessee
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

This state park is a 2800-acre mountain top resort located in the center of Talladega National Forest. In operation since 1933, it is the oldest operating state park. There are facilities and activities for the whole family or just a good quiet place to get away, hike, etc. I heard of this place with a restaurant on top of the... More 

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Rob G, Assistant Director, Alabama State Parks System at Cheaha Resort State Park, responded to this review

jfm709: Thank you for taking the time to let us know where we can (and will) improve. For many years we had been unable to make upgrades and renovations in our parks due to inadequate funding, but thanks to Alabamians approving Amendment 2 last Fall by an overwhelming majority, our funds are protected and overdue repairs are in the works.... More 

Anniston, Alabama
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Chaeta park is beautiful any time of year. Autumn the leaves are breathtaking. In the summer the lake is fun and the water cold. Primitive camping sites, cabins and larger chalets. Also a lodge and restaurant.

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Rob G, Assistant Director, Alabama State Parks System at Cheaha Resort State Park, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us! Cheaha is one of our most popular parks! More 

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97 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We like Cheaha because it is not a far drive from Birmingham for a weekend away. We like the deluxe honeymoon cabins, but would prefer they have a king size bed. The hotel does offer kings. The views are pretty on a clear day. Lots of trails to hike. A nice pool for the summer. Cabin sites come with fire... More 

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LiviLeBlanc, Manager at Cheaha Resort State Park, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving a review! We are so happy that you enjoyed staying with us! More 

Trenton
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed at campground for 5 nights. Great scenery. Bathrooms were clean. So many trails. We camped in a pop-up with our 3 dogs. Took dogs on some trails. Some trails we went alone as some would have been too rough for dogs. Great views of mountains. We hiked to Cheaha Falls and High Falls- you don't want to miss... More 

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LiviLeBlanc, Manager at Cheaha Resort State Park, responded to this review

We love to hear that you had a great time with us during your visit at Cheaha State Park! We hope to see you again in the future! More 

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