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Review of Cheaha State Park

Cheaha State Park
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Delta
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Take a trip to the highest point in Alabama. At 2,407 feet above sea level, Cheaha Resort State Park, located on top of Cheaha Mountain, has breathtaking views and fun recreational activities. This 2,799-acre mountaintop retreat offers visitors a little bit of everything. From quiet surroundings, unique restaurant, and accommodations to a magnificent lodge that can be used for family, outdoor enthusiasts, adventurers, solitude seekers, and group functions. Named by the Creek Indians "Chaha" meaning high place, Cheaha Resort State Park is truly a magnificent Alabama destination.
Reviewed 2 April 2018

We are over 50. We took two walks. One was Bald Rock which was very easy on a decked pathway. The end provided a beautiful enjoyable view. The other was Pulpit Rock which was a challenge. It was very difficult to go down Pulpit since there are no steps and is very steep on dirt and rocks. Perhaps a walking stick would have helped us. The initial steep descend lasted about 10 minutes. Walking back up took a lot of energy but seemed easier and less dangerous. I would not recommend Pulpit for seniors unless they were in extremely good shape. Trail was clearly marked. Pick up a free map when you pay at the gate or save a copy of the map to your phone. Remember, there is no wi-fi on trails.
Both trails were short and did not take a long time You can leave water bottles in your car. Make sure your have a full tank of gas before going to the park since gas is expensive at the park. The park accepted credit cards for parking/entrance fee $10.
We also went to the observation tower. If you are a senior, be ready for a workout going up the steps and make sure you have good balance and hold on when you walk down.

4  Thank Charon W
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reneeraney, Guest Relations Manager at Cheaha State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thank you for sharing this important information and for visiting Cheaha State Park. We are in the process of developing an Elder Adventure Guide (similar to the popular Elderhostel programs nationwide) which will include some of the information you have provided in your review (thank you!) and allow our senior visitors to "know before they go." We are committed to providing excellent outdoor recreational experiences to all of our visitors and we hope you will come back for another visit soon. If you do, try the Laurel Trail from the Chalet Trail Head to one of the loveliest overlooks in the park. It meanders next to a mountain stream and the wildflowers are brilliant in spring and summer. Also, our Veterans can enter the park free thanks to our Parks for Patriots program. We appreciate your support for Alabama State Parks.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

We stopped by Cheaha State Park on our way to Anniston, AL. It’s a beautiful park with breathtaking views. There are trails for all level of hikers & even a handicap accessible platform.

Thank Christinenordin
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reneeraney, Guest Relations Manager at Cheaha State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Isn't Cheaha wonderful? I not only work there, but I have lived nearby most of my life. Thank you so much for visiting and for your review. We hope you will visit again soon. Sincerely, Renee

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Cheaha is an absolutely beautiful park with many events and facilities to attract visitors. Every season is beautiful and the trails are worth the trip. My only complaint is lack of good management. The other staff could not be more friendly.

1  Thank SJHend
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reneeraney, Guest Relations Manager at Cheaha State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Thank you for this review. It pleases me to tell you that we have a new leadership team and new management. We are making improvements to the park on many levels. We do have an amazing staff team, too. Please visit again. Sincerely, Renee

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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Annual winter escape from MICHIGAN had Cheaha State Park on the list.
So glad we made the effort to land here prior to the 9 week Florida coastal adventure. Striking views from a 2,400 ft altitude. Campground atop the mountain was interesting to access...many steep inclines and tight curves. Once there, campsites were of varied nature. Some spacious and others skimpy, uneven and Rocky.
Roadways within the 'Upper Campground'
were rough and deteriorated.
Many trails to hike, modern bath houses, and friendly staff off-set the coarse approaches to sites.
A good visit....no need to return.

Thank S2sailor
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Management response:Responded 21 February 2018

Thank you for your visit and your review. We are so glad you found our mountain interesting and friendly. We are making improvements daily and have plans to pave the campground roads soon. We appreciate your support and hope that if you do pass this way again that you will revisit Cheaha State Park.

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Reviewed 21 February 2018

We took our small grandchildren to the park, they loved the trails and "rockhounding" the weather was to cool to swim but they have a great pool. the Lodge has a restaurant that we and the kids love. If You plan a trip here and want to stay call in advance rooms, cabins and camping sell out fast. This park is the highest point in Alabama, with all kinds of history about the CCC.

Thank Ann C
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Management response:Responded 23 February 2018

We are so happy that you and your grandchildren enjoyed your adventure. We hope to see you again soon! Renee

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