Park closure our ‪‎Fall color‬ leaf season approaches we want to remind you that the hotels and restaurants at Cheaha and DeSoto State Park will be open 7 days a week until December 1st. From that point forward they will be open weekends only. Keep your plans or make your plans to visit us. We are here for you!

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.


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.


In addition to lodge rooms, improved camping in the park’s campground, and primitive camping along mountainside trails, offers campers numerous options for getting close to nature.


The perfect atmosphere for a wedding, Cheaha Resort State Park staff can provide couples with everything needed for their special day.

Area Attractions

Nearby attractions include the Talladega National Forest, 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)

We are increasing the gate/day use admission rates as of Oct. 31, 2015. New rates for ages 12 and older are now $5.00 per person each day.  We believe that our access, facilities, and safe, family-friendly environment provides a positive experience and due to changes in our funding we must make these changes.  Seniors (Ages 62 and over) Children 6 - 11 $2.00 per person - Children 5 and under no charge.