Cheaha State Park


Cheaha Upper Playground

Play is an important part of life. Cheaha State Park is a giant playground. We encourage you to explore and enjoy. There is a large playground at Cheaha Lake Day Use Area. The Lake Day-Use Area includes a playground, picnic tables, grills, bathrooms, a beach, a swimming area, and hiking trails. The Lower Improved Campground and CCC Primitive Campground are located within half a mile of the playground. This is the perfect setting for a day of adventure with your little ones.


The Cheaha State Park Imagination Tree Playground is located in the Education Village between the Bunker Tower and Picnic Trail, is recommended for children from 2 to 12 years old (with adult supervision). The tree-themed attraction includes a secret hollow tree entrance to a slide, a tree fort on top with two “escape” slides, swings and special “expression” swings that allows children under 5 years old to swing face-to-face with a grown-up in the comfortable adult swing. The expression swings allow the adult and child to experience each other’s facial expressions while playing together!


The Imagination Tree is Cheaha’s second playground, joining the Lakeside Playground that is a short walk from the Lower Improved Campground. Families can walk the one-eighth mile interpretive Heritage Trail to Bunker Tower – the highest point in the state – to the Civilian Conservation Corps Museum, the Leave No Trace Bigfoot Pavilion, the Mike Bosarge Memorial Dog Park and to the Imagination Tree Playground. The new playground’s surface is made from International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association certified recycled, shredded rubber mulch.


The playground was built using a Land and Water Conservation Fund Program grant, with Ladd Environmental Consultants, Inc., serving as the architect/engineering firm. The contractor was J.A. Dawson & Company.


A Special Thank You to the Following:

Mr. Derek Fell

Senator Kim Benefield

Alabama Dept. of Economic & Community Affairs


If your child loves nature, Cheaha is the perfect place for your next birthday celebration.