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

Book Online Campground Reservations Here. If you have any problem with online, call 256-488-5115 or 256-488-0030.

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! 

Vista Cliffside Restaurant

New menu...try our specialties like breakfast skillets, Pinhoti Wrap, and healthy options.

Closed Monday - Wednesday (Except for Christmas Eve Brunch and New Year's Eve Ticketed Events)
Winter Breakfast: 7:00 am - 10:00 am (Thursday - Sunday)
Winter Lunch: Noon - 3:00 pm (Thursday - Sunday)
Winter Dinner: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Thursday - Sunday)

Spring, Summer and Fall:
March 1 - November 30, 2019
Breakfast Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Breakfast Buffet is served every Saturday & Sunday March-November.
Lunch Hours: 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Traditional Sunday Lunch Buffet served every Sunday March - November.
Dinner Hours: 5:00  pm - 8:00 pm (Sunday-Thursday)  5:00pm- 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 OR  For groups larger than 10, please place order 5 days in advance. 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! For group lodge rental information, contact

Weddings: Happily Ever After Begins at Cheaha State Park

Mountaintop 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! For wedding information contact

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 the restaurant, but when you purchase a park pass you can ask for a $2.00 coupon that is redeemable at the restaurant)

Age 0-3: Free
Age 4-11: $2
12 and older: $5
Seniors 62 years+: $2
Parks for Patriots 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


If you are a guest in the park and have an EMERGENCY, please call 911. If you need guest assistance, please contact:

Park Assistant Superintendent Kinman at or text 256-276-2457
Park Superintendent  Raney at  or text 256-276-2841

Cheaha State Park