Chewacla State Park

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Chewacla State Park

Alabama

(334) 887-5621

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Overview

Chewacla State Park's 696 scenic acres are a delightful pause from nearby interstate traffic. There are many activities to do here, including swimming at the 26-acre lake, playgrounds and picnicking pavilions, hiking trails, camping, grilling, and fishing. Open year-round, there are enough options to accommodate any outdoor enthusiast. Stay in a renovated Civilian Conservation Corps cabin, or camp in a primitive or modern campground. Visitors will find the trails varying in level of difficulty, and may enjoy a leisurely walk or challenge themselves with a harder hike. Also found among the trails is a tree identification walk, perfect for all ages. Swimming and boating are popular warm weather activities in the park. An abundance of wildlife, including squirrels, chipmunks, red fox, deer and turkeys inhabit the Park. Unique rock formations and a variety of native trees and flora can be found throughout the Park. Fun for the whole family, the whole year round.

Map of Chewacla (AL)

Latitude, Longitude: 32.554021, -85.473999

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Activities

  • Boating

    While they do not rent boats and do not have a boat ramp, visitors are allowed to bring their own small watercraft like a canoe, kayak, or jon boat so long as they are able to hand launch it and it does not have a gasoline motor.

  • Camping

    Chewacla State Park has six newly renovated 1930s Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)-era stone cottages. Featuring hardwood floors, stone fireplaces, beautiful new bathrooms, and modern kitchens equipped with stove, refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, cooking and eating utensils. All cabins have TV's but no telephones. Linens are provided. Cabins have central heating and cooling systems. There is also one accessible cabin. Reservations required.

    Reservations are also required for modern campsites. Prices vary. There is a two-night minimum on non-holidays and a three-night minimum on some holiday weekends. No reservations are required for primitive campsites.

  • Fishing

    Along with the above lake there are two creeks within the park. Fishing is allowed inside the park so long as you have a valid Alabama Fishing License.

  • Hiking

    Chewacla State Park has eight trails in varying degrees of difficulty that cover the mountain range to the picturesque 30-foot Chewacla Dam Waterfall. Also, a Mountain Bike Trail and Tree Identification Trail are included in the park's trail system.

  • Picnicking

    Three large picnic pavilions are available by reservation taken up to four months in advance. One pavilion overlooks Lake Chewacla and features a fireplace for cool-weather heating or cooking. A playground is located in the lower picnic area. Picnic tables and grills are located throughout the park area and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

  • RVing

    RV storage is available.

  • Water Sports

    A lakefront beach area, a restroom and swimming area add to the enjoyment for summer visitors. The beach is open daily. No lifeguards on duty.

Seasonality/Weather

Open year-round. Swimming and boating are typically undertaken in the warmer months. Bringing water is an absolute must during summer.

Directions

Driving

From Auburn University, head south on AL-15/S College St toward Woodfield Dr for 3.3 miles. Then turn left at Shell Toomer Pkwy and continue for 1.5 miles.

Chewacla State Park is a short drive off of I-85.

Flying

The closest major airports are Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, GA (approximately 1.5 hours away) and Montgomery Regional Airport in Montgomery, AL (approximately 50 minutes away).

Public Transportation

The Auburn University Campus is a short distance from the park. Shopping centers and restaurants are also located in Auburn.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(334) 887-5621

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