Cheaha State Park

Picnic Areas

Cheaha Lake Picnic Area

In an effort to help our community and park guests stay healthy, Cheaha playgrounds, museums, Bunker Tower, Cheaha Lake and beach will not be open to the public. We will re-evaluate around April 6th. With such a dynamic situation, this could change so keep checking back. 


We are continuing to monitor statements/recommendations from government organizations including the Alabama Department of Public Health regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) closely and will open these treasured spaces once we feel it is appropriate to do so. We apologize for the inconvenience but the health of our guests, staff, and community are our top priority.

Spread a blanket in the field near Cheaha Lake, or claim a picnic table near the highest point.  Cheaha State Park has a "mountain" of reasons to enjoy a picnic with your family!


The Picnic Trail is located on top of the mountain near the CCC Observation Tower. There are several tables near the playground and the Bunker Observation Tower. Many people enjoy a picnic on the rocks by the playground.


This area has two pavilions that you can reserve for your group by calling 256-488-5885 or email our Sales Department


Pavilion rentals are from 8:00 a.m. - Sundown.


The picnic area at Cheaha Lake offers lots of fun for the entire family.  There is swimming, fishing, and a walking trail to go along with your picnic!


Pick up food to go from Vista Cliffside Restaurant, bring your picnic along with you, or pick up items at the Mountain Store. Cheaha State Park, where every day is a vacation!