ALERT: We are steadily making improvements to the park which are sometimes briefly inconvenient. The restaurant, the upper campground, and the public restroom facilities will be CLOSED from March 4-March 8, 2018. ​We are excited about the progress of Cheaha State Park and the improvements that we are making thanks to Amendment 2 and your support! 

Book Online Lodge, Cabins and Chalets Reservations Here. Some reservations require a two night minimum. 

Book Online Campground Reservations Here.


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 adventurous 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 Native American "Creek" nation in Muskogee language, “Chaha” means "high place." Cheaha Resort State Park is truly a magnificent Alabama destination with Vista Cliffside Restaurant, a cliffside pool, a lake, accessible and extreme trails, cultural heritage, and more!


Surrounded completely by the Talladega National Forest, Cheaha State 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! 

Dining at Vista Cliffside Restaurant


​​January 1 through March 1, 2018 

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (weather permitting).
​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 food combined with panoramic views of the Talladega National Forest and valley from sky window. A traditional buffet is served on Sundays. To go orders are  available for picnics, pavilions, and Bald Rock Lodge: contact our sales staff 256-488-5885. For groups larger than 10, please place order 5 days in advance. We are in the process of updating the menu with diverse meal options including healthy choices. Take a look at our Events Calendar for special programs such as Fire on the Mountain New Year's Eve Celebration, Enchanted Evening with Santa, Mt. Crumpit Christmas Breakfast, Breakfast with Bigfoot, Winterlude Valentine's Ball, and more! 


In addition to lodge rooms, cabins and A-frame chalets, we offer improved camping in the park, semi-primitive camping near the highest point, and primitive camping near Cheaha Lake.  There is also 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!

Weddings: Happily Ever After Begins at Cheaha State Park

Mountain top romance is 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!

Area Attractions

Nearby attractions include the Talladega National Forest, the Pinhoti Trail, Cheaha Wilderness Area, Chief Ladiga Rails to Trails Bike Route (joins the Silver Comet in Atlanta), Coldwater Mountain Biking Trails, Historic Downtown Heflin, Wine Tasting Trail, Historic Choccolocco Valley, Choccolocco Park, Freedom Riders Park, 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; does apply to restaurant, but when you purchase a park pass you can ask for a coupon that is redeemable at the restaurant)

Age 0-3: Free
Age 4-11: $2
12 and older: $5
Veterans and Active Military: Free (Please show ID)

​Annual Passes for Cheaha State Park

​Senior/Disabled: $55
Individuals Pass 12 & Older: $105
Family Pass up to 6: $155

Cheaha State Park