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Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $24.00
Wi-Fi does not work, no cell phone signal. I was there after an ice storm and there was plenty of wood to burn. Clean up had started but was going to take a while. Staff was friendly. After dark check-in was good. The park ranger even comes to campground to help out if needed. Huge up and down hills getting to park. Make sure your rig is in good mechanical shape before going. Smoky Mountains has less steep grades than this place. Great to get kids away from electronics and into nature. We camped at Cheaha State Park in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $30.00
I've been camping at Mnt Cheaha for 30 years. There is a campground on top of the mountain and one at the base. The top campground is where I've always gone, is usually quiet, and the pull throughs have very large sites with a fire ring. Some of the back-ins have large sites and some are on top of the next. But all-in-all is a very nice campground. The one at the base of the mountain is another story. There is a new group running the camps and appear to be trying but has been been completely confused every time I've gone up this past year. One time they told me they could reserve a specific site then the next they couldn't. The last time I was told I had site 34 which is a very nice pull-through. I get there and I'm told that I've been placed in the lower campground. I go to the site and it isn't big enough for my fifth wheel and the door is actually in the road. I ended up moving to a larger site and going back to tell them. When I get there it is obvious they have no idea where anyone is and what is available. The lower campground requires a very sharp left hand turn to go through a concrete entrance. I had to back up twice to make it through and not run over the curb. The sites are run down and when it rains (and it did several times) some of the sites are under water and the road has low places. If you are planning on coming to Cheaha, and I encourage you to, make sure you are at the top campground and not the bottom! We camped at Cheaha State Park in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $27.00
Rate was 27.50, as we were there over the weekend. During the week, seniors get a 15% discount. Very bumpy paved roads in the campground. The sites were gravel/grass. We had no problem finding a level site, but we're only 22'. Lots of trees and good shade. As others have said, our cell phone and Wi-Fi (Verizon/AT&T) didn't work. Their Wi-Fi didn't work for us either. Pretty crude shower facilities. Lots of hiking trails. We camped at Cheaha State Park in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: November, 2012 - $27.00
Park was very busy for Thanksgiving weekend. I found a spot that was fairly level - site 8 in upper level. Roads in the campground are in bad shape and most sites require leveling - some a lot more than others. Some sites are right next to the road so when the vehicles are parked it results in creative driving. W-Fi did not work at all, there was no phone service for Verizon, and the TV channels were limited and usually poor reception. If these aren't high on your amenity list then you'll enjoy the outdoor trails to hike and beautiful scenery. Glad I stopped for a visit but probably will not return. It's just not a destination park for me. We camped at Cheaha State Park in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $27.00
We stayed in upper campsite #4. It is a beautiful site and easily accessible with our 33 ft RV. The sites are gravel and un-level, but two 2x6's under each wheel were enough to level our RV. The shade trees prevented reception for satellite TV, but you can receive PBS channels through the air. The Wi-Fi worked flawlessly. Cell phone coverage at our site was unstable, but it worked in other areas of the park. The bathrooms need cleaning and major renovation. The toilets were not bad, but the showers are moldy. It basically needs a good scrubbing. The views are awesome! Although the park needs some TLC, it is worth a visit. You must see the view from Pulpit Rock and Rhododendrons on the Rock Garden trail are incredible. The lady at check-in was extremely nice and helpful. We will be back. We camped at Cheaha State Park in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $30.00
Beautiful scenery. Lots of up and down driving but that is to be expected in the mountains. Very peaceful and lots of trails to hike. Would recommend to others. We camped at Cheaha State Park in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: March, 2012 - $25.00
I think this campground has some of the most beautiful woods and area but we were so disappointed at the quality of the campsites. We were here in early March and it was not crowded. There were not many sites for a big rig with slides, that were half way level that we could get into. This campground needs a lot of work for motorhomes! Hope that happens so we can return! We camped at Cheaha State Park in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: March, 2012 - $27.00
It is a slow 14 mile drive off I-20 as you ascend to the park, which is situated atop the highest mountain in Alabama. Free Wi-Fi that according to the campground host, is difficult to connect to when raining or windy. It was neither the day we were here, but there was still no Wi-Fi. All sites are gravel and have electricity (30&50 amp), water and sewer. Bathhouses are not just rustic, they were not clean. There is no laundry and recycling is not available. There is a lake for fishing and swimming. Unfortunately this was just an overnight stopover for us, and while this review has pointed out some of the negatives, I suspect that it would be enjoyable to spend a number of days at this state park. We camped at Cheaha State Park in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $20.00
There are 2 camp grounds (upper & lower) we prefer the upper as the sites where better and roads seemed in better shape. Not all sites are level but there are full hookups. The colors of the trees where awesome and lots of trails to hike. The view from the lodge is awesome. When coming into the park, come from the north (281) as the south entrance is hairy for big rigs. There is a store in the park for any needs you may have. We liked this place very much. We camped at Cheaha State Park in a Tent Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $26.00
This is a nice campground with trails close by. The sites are wooded. No lantern posts on graveled campsites. It rained while we were there, and our campsite became slushy, due to poor drainage. No soap dispensers in the bathhouses, so take a bar of soap to wash your hands; there is a paper towel dispenser. No phone service in the campground. The campground opens at 8:00 a.m. We camped at Cheaha State Park in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $19.00
The CG has an upper (mountain top) and lower (lake) sites. Went to the upper first and it was nearly full so we went to the lower and it was almost empty. Loved the wooded sites, but the sewer connections are much higher than the ground and made it miserable to dump. Sites are gravel and unlevel but we were able to use our leveling blocks to even out. Enjoyed the quiet, would go back again, but the sewer is something to be aware of. Upper camp ground had a pool, place to eat and very nice views. Lower was away from it all but close to the lake. Trails in the area are awesome. We had no internet, phone (Verizon) or satellite reception, but we did get over 12 digital off air TV channels. All in all a nice visit. We camped at Cheaha State Park in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $20.00
Cheaha is a nice secluded state park on top of the highest mountain in Alabama. You pick your own site and have full hookups. There is a small store and gasoline as well as a restaurant and hotel too. We camped in our toyhauler and love riding the hills in the area. Wi-Fi only works near the hotel. We camped at Cheaha State Park in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: October, 2010 - $21.00
We were traveling without our camper along I-20 near Cheaha State Park and thought we'd take a detour to check out the park before scheduling a camping trip there. Good thing we did! The park was deplorable. We were so happy that we had not reserved a site, hitched the trailer and meandered through the rural mountain roads to this very disappointing park. The weeds were overtaking almost every campsite. The pads looked to be in very bad shape. What a sad sight. Had we planned to camp here this visit, we would have left and found another park. Cheaha is in need of some serious TLC. With the surrounding views, it has some great potential. But for now, please don't waste your time. We camped at Cheaha State Park in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $16.00
Off I-20, exit 191. Travel to the park on 281 is a 2 lane road for 13 miles with curves and steep grades through the Talladega National Forest. I had read a description of lakeside or mountain top camping before we arrived. Register at the main entrance for either campground, however, the lakeside campground is located outside and past the main entrance of the park. The lakeside campground is not on the lake but across the road and up a hill. Only a few sites have a view of the lake through the woods. We were told by two different park people that the mountain top campground was the best campground. The lakeside campground is more isolated but the sites available were not large enough and the condition of the interior roads and the sites were not very good. The lakeside campground is a little worse than the mountain top campground but both have narrow, rutted, gravel roads with low hanging branches. Although there were not many campers in the mountain top campground we had difficulty finding a site we could maneuver in to or large enough and level enough for our 38 foot motor home. The sites are dirt and gravel with many trees and some are heavily rutted. The park has a lodge, motel, restaurant, cabins, and picnic area. The interior roads are narrow with a couple of sharp curves. The park is very remote and rustic. I would not recommend it for a big rig unless you are familiar with the park. We probably would not stay here again since we can not reserve a specific site and we had too much trouble locating a suitable site. We stayed in site 35, pull through, fairly level, full hookup including sewer and 50/30 amps. Located approximately 30 miles from Alabama Gold Camp. AT&T had no connection. No Wi-Fi. We camped at Cheaha State Park in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: April, 2010 - $23.00
This is one of Alabama's oldest state parks and you can tell it. The sites are bad off level. The roads around the campsites are in need of repair. The road leading into the campground is very steep for all. I think it is 16 miles off the interstate. The views around the park are excellent and the staff were very friendly and helpful. This is one of those places where I have been, got the t-shirt and won't go back. We camped at Cheaha State Park in a Motorhome.Undo
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