Date of Stay: July, 2006
I agree with previous posters. This is a lovely campground with lots of gorgeous lake views. We had a lot on the water so the morning view was breath-taking. The evening sunset was breath-taking. The campground is very family oriented. Lots of kids riding bikes everywhere...beach, playground, etc. You can rent Trek bikes here. The bike trail is level, paved and very nice. That was fun to do. Now...what I did not like: NO WATER. I do not like having to fill up my holding tank and being stuck with limited water. We had to buy a 5 gallon water container to refill the tank. The bathrooms were gross at times. There was one bathhouse in the Loblolly loop that was decent. Having to drive a mile to the bathroom/shower was a pain in the rear. Husband disagrees with me about this campground. He loved it. I wasn't as thrilled. I've seen better but then again, I'm a woman and little things like clean showers and clean toilets impress me.
Date of Stay: June, 2006
I loved this park and especially the campground. Everyone we know loves Fall Creek Falls but it cannot hold a candle to Rock Creek! It has great campsites. Most are very big. We camped in a cul-de-sac...plenty of safe space for our kids to bike. The site was a huge asphalt slab with a rock/concrete path to the picnic table and bbq. Ample space. I didn't use the showers but they looked like they could use updating. Not a big issue for me since I don't use them anyway. Bathroom was clean but not new. The Park Rangers here are wonderful. Our kids loved Erin. She took us on a "rock hop" across the gorge. Later on, the kids did a rock painting at the pavillion. This is a beautiful park and a must see for any camping family traveling in or around this area.
Date of Stay: May, 2006
We camped here for Mother's Day weekend. The campsites are nicely wooded and not so "open". Some of the campfire pits were close to the road but we found one that wasn't. The bathrooms are not new but they could not have been any cleaner! I used the bathhouse rather than my camper most of the time. The big playground was awesome and my kids loved it. We did a little mountain biking. Trails vary from very easy to advanced. The views are breath-taking. I live only 30 minutes from Monte Sano. This was my first camping trip. For a short trip, we'll come back here often. It was the nicest state park I've seen in Alabama.
Date of Stay: April, 2006
Cheaha has a lot to offer. My kids enjoyed the hiking and bike riding. The campground was very open. I do not like being able to see everyone so well. I usually like a little more "green space" between myself and the other campers. The bathrooms are old but as clean as they could possibly be, I guess. I still preferred the bathroom in my camper. The campsite needs a little up-dating. The best part was the handicap accessible trail going to Bald Rock. It was nice for my parents to be able to walk on that rather than hike through the woods. The only drawback to camping here the time it takes to travel up to the top of the mountain. Better have everything you need before you go!