Date of Stay: July, 2009
This campground was remodeled earlier this year and is very nice. The bath house was extremely clean and air-conditioned. There was soap and air hand dryers also. There is an upper and lower loop, along with some pull through sites. The pull through sites were not very well shaded, but some of the other sites had some shade. There were several sites that had nice locations for tents off the gravel area of the sites. There is a lake at the falls area, but it was very muddy and smelly while we were there. There is a pool, which they charge $3 to use, whether you are a camper or not. I think that it should be a decreased or no charge for campers. There are many trails available, ranging from easy to moderate. They were all very well marked and easy to find the trail heads. There is also a nice playground and picnic facilities. I would have given this campground a 10, except for the pool issue. I will definitely be back, and would like to go when there is a little more water on the waterfalls. They were all dry except for one - but that's not the park's fault, it's just summer there.
Date of Stay: June, 2009
Cheaha is a very nice state park located in a very wooded rural setting. There is an upper and lower campground, which most sites are shaded. The bath houses were in decent condition. They were mostly clean, but were only cleaned once on our three day stay. We stayed in the upper campground and our site was shaded all day long. There were a few sites that looked like they would be sunny most of the day. The lake at Cheaha is wonderful for swimming. There is a platform out in the water with a 1 foot and about 7 foot jumping/diving place. There is some sand at the beach and changing areas/restrooms. The changing areas are in desperate need of updating. My family said the men's side was not nice at all. The women's side was okay, but not nice. The trails at Cheaha were not very well marked at all. We just had to hope we were on the right trail at certain times. Although we did not swim in it, there is a very nice pool right on the bluff. If the trails and changing areas were nicer, I would have given the park a 9. If the bathrooms were cleaned a little more often, it would be a 10. With a little sprucing up, Cheaha could be one of the nicest state parks in the South.