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 and accommodations to a magnificent lodge that can be used for family and group functions. Named by the Creek Indians “Chaha” meaning high place, Cheaha Resort State Park is truly a magnificent Alabama destination.
Located in the middle of the Talladega National Forest, the park is ideal for access to the Kentuck ORV-ATV Trail. Additionally, the park is home to the Cheaha Trailhead of the Pinhoti Trail, which connects with the Appalachian Trail and accesses the Odum Scout Trail, and the Chinnabee Silent Trail. Here hikers can experience tranquility, native wildlife and beautiful waterfalls. Check our events page for nature programs!
Starting January 1 through March 1, 2018:
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
Open for breakfast and lunch on Sunday (closed for dinner).
Breakfast Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Breakfast Buffet is served every Saturday & Sunday all year.
Lunch Hours: 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Traditional Sunday Lunch Buffet served every Sunday
Dinner Hours: 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm (Thurs) 4:30 pm- 9:00 pm (Fri & Sat)
Delicious, country-style food combined with panoramic views of the Talladega National Forest and valley below are found at the park’s restaurant. A traditional Sunday buffet is also available. To go orders are available in the park for individual picnics, pavilions, and Bald Rock Lodge; contact our sales staff 256-488-5885 (let us handle the grilling or cooking, so you can enjoy the park). For groups larger than 10, please place order 5 days in advance. We are in the process of updating our menu with diverse meal options including healthy choices.
In addition to lodge rooms, cabins and A-frame chalets, we also offer improved camping in the park’s campground, semi-primitive camping near the highest point, and primitive camping near Cheaha Lake. There is primitive camping along mountainside trails, offering campers numerous options for getting close to nature. Groups may want to consider reserving Cheaha's historic CCC Bald Rock Lodge, which has 12 bedrooms/baths with a beautiful grand hall, for retreats, family reunions, meetings and more!
The perfect atmosphere for a wedding, Cheaha Resort State Park staff can provide couples with everything needed for their special day. Whether you choose to be married in the chapel, on the overlook of Vista Cliffside, or at historic Bald Rock Lodge, your happily ever after can begin on the highest mountain in Alabama!
Nearby attractions include the Talladega National Forest, the Pinhoti Trail, Cheaha Wilderness Area, Chief Ladiga Rails to Trails, Coldwater Mountain Biking Trails, Historic Heflin, Wine Tasting Trail, Oxford Center for the Performing Arts, the Talladega Super Speedway, the Dale Jarrett Racing Adventure, and the historic Kymulga Grist Mill Covered Bridge and Park.
Day use Park Entrance Fee (Does not apply to overnight guest)
Age 0-3: Free
Age 4-11: $2
12 and older: $5
Veterans and Active Military:Free
Annual Passes for Cheaha State Park
Individuals Pass 12 & Older: $105
Family Pass up to 6: $155