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Best trails

There are 14 miles of hiking trails, and a 3.5 miles water trail at the park. The trails are well-maintained, and easy to hike. 

The crushed slate on the campsites is a bit messy. When dry, everything is coated in black dust, and when wet, everything is coated in black mud. The sites are ample size, easy to back into, and are getting much more shaded now that the park is aging.

This park is secluded. It is a "dark park", so it is great for star-gazing.

Great amenities, little privacy

Tons of things to do. Many great playgrounds, beach swimming, pier fishing, etc. However, campsites were ridiculously close together. Girl at the office was supposed to call when our site was ready, then never called. It would have helpful if she had mentioned that there was a code on our paperwork needed to get through the gate.

Fantastic sites!

Great sites a respectable distance apart. Nearly all on the lake. Not many amenities and closed in the fall/winter. Very small playground with basketball court and tennis. A couple nice trails. Overall very pleased and will return.

Beautiful!

Hiking here was a perfect escape. The trails were litter-free (with the exception of a can or two) and eventful (ranging from intermediate to a challenge). The scenery was diverse and fruitful - waterfalls, streams, rock formations, trees, frogs, birds, butterflies, colorful mushrooms, etc. You would not think you were anywhere near a popular college town when you are in the park.

spacious sites!

We tent camped here on site 23 in February 2015. Sites were spacious and spread apart! Almost all sites were on West Point lake or had lake views. Bath house was clean but a very long walk! They need a few more so it's not so far from some sites. We will be back!

Army Corps of Engineers campground

We tent camped on site 14 Spring 2017. Big campground with lots of lake front sites or views. Bath house was clean. Very relaxing and spacious sites that are spread out! We will be back!

Tallest point in Ala.

Lots of trails and overlooks. Had lunch in the restaurant overlooking the area. The restrooms are very clean and nice. We stayed 2 nights in a travel trailer

Convenient Stopover During Travel

We stayed at Chewacla State Park as a quick call in for same day reservations, you can’t makes reservations on-line but can by calling or emailing your request. For additional information you can find answers at their web site (https://www.alapark.com/parks/chewacla-state-park). We spent two days here and was assigned to site # 10 of the 1st loop. There are two loops consisting 36 sites, one loop of 16 sites and another with 20. All sites except # 1 and # 2 have water, electric, sewer and TV connections. There are also 10 primitive camp sites located between the two full hook up loops. We used the swimming area which is close to the camp ground, the lake has a swim platform which has an elevated diving board about 10 to 12 feet high. There are many hiking and biking trails throughout the park, there are some very aggressive mountain bike trails with challenges to test even the expert riders. We also visited the waterfall which is a man made feature built by the CCC and doubles as the dam for the lake. This is a nice park but I feel it would be very crowded if all sites are full, the facilities are also showing their age regarding the bath houses but were cleaned daily.

There was excellent Verizon phone service and LTE data, we also received about 12 very clear over the air TV stations.

Amazing

Great Campgrounds and so much to do in the park. Great hiking trails and amazing views!! I come to Cheaha several times a month just to take pictures and find peace. I always look forward to coming up there.

Very Nice C.O.E. Campground on Lake

This is another fantastic campground and recreation area located on West Point Lake near Lagrange, GA. We stayed in site # 10 which is waterfront with lots of privacy. The bath houses were clean and centrally located with ample parking areas, there are other toilet only facilities throughout the park. The sites did not have sewer connections but were equipped with electrical, water, a table and fire ring. The area is very well maintained and the roads are paved which provides good areas for walking and bike riding. We stayed here in an A-Frame trailer and really enjoyed the area, we will stay here again and recommend this area for quiet and relaxing camping.

There are many restaurants and shopping areas nearby in Lagrange. We had good cell coverage with Verizon including data, there was also very good over the air TV coverage.

Great Lakeside Camping

This park is located on the southern end of West Point lake near the town of West Point, GA. This is a wonderful park with 117 sites all located water front or water view, the sites are equipped with water, 30 or 50 amp electrical, table and fire ring. For this trip we stayed in site 115 which was level and paved, there was also a concrete pad with picnic table and an additional dirt and gravel tent pad area. We brought a canoe which was launched direct from our site which made this very convenient for morning and evening paddle trips. We also had bicycles, the park has good paved roads that are great for low impact bike riding.

There was good over the air TV reception as well as Verizon cell service and LTE data coverage. There’s ample shopping for supplies within 3.5 miles of the park in the towns of West Point and LaGrange.

The only negative for this park is the bathroom. There are two bath houses provided and several toilet only facilities, all are functional but in need of renovation. As as others have said, the park gates lock at 10:00 PM and there is no gate code to allow access after hours.

This is a great COE park with sites that provide views seldom found, we stayed here in a 20’ travel trailer.

Best first camping trip ever

We booked last minute hoping to squeeze in a camping trip, our 2yo first camping trip. We haven’t been camping in years but instantly impressed by this park. Very well maintained. Some of the nicest bath houses I’ve ever been in. Clean, ac and working.

We stayed at c99 which was a perfect spot for tents and kids. We were on a wedge between a water cove the bathrooms and the playground. Perfect location. The kids would play at the water, feeding fish or ducks and the adults would do the chores they needed too. The donut truck also shows up at the playground every morning. The big beach is a little walk (2-3blocks) but it’s worth it! There is a snack shack with pizza sandwiches burgers and ice cream, a zip line and the silo tower to explore.

The playground is practically brand new and huge. All the kids loved this. There is put put, kona ice and boat rentals.

The park seemed like it was at 90% capacity but you wouldn’t know it. It felt like a handful of people were at the beach and the playground, etc.

Definitely will be back soon.

❤️

LOVED this place will be making this a tradition

Very nice spacious pull thru sites with full hook ups and asphalt pads. Campground is reserved for active duty, National Guard, reservists, retired, 100% DAV. And DOD Civilians at Fort Benning. 2 night minimum stay

Very nice spacious pull thru sites on asphalt pads. Swimming pool, bait and tackle store 

Boat launch on the Chattahoochee river. This location is owned and operated by the Ft Benning MWR  and is located just outside the gates of Ft. Benning on the Alabama side of the Chattahoochee River. 72 RV Sites w 15,30, 50A/S/CATV

Beautiful

Very clean and taken care of

Seen better

Park is ok there is really only two sites that are good that’s 8&10

One of our favorites

We love the camping, hiking, the lake, the waterfalls, and most importantly the mountain biking! Advanced options to fun dirt jumps and family trails. Super camp host. Geocaching too.

Had a blast

My four kids and I had a blast at FDR state park. They have a lot of stuff to do there. We fished and swam, they also had a scavenger hunt that you kids loved doing. We camped in campground 5 and from where our site was we could see the playground and also let our kids ride there bikes around the circle that the camp sites where on. We will be visiting FDR again soon.

Wind creek

I love this park. Super friendly staff Storm shelter Zip line Boat rentals Restaurant Beach’s on the lake Boat ramp Places were alittle tight but was worth it. Little bit noisy at night but not unbearable. Also understandable bc there are over 500 spots. I spent 2 months there and loved everyday. We hated to leave

Semiprimitive camping

We stayed at campsite 117. Water spigot at site. Picknick table and fireplace. Lots of trees for hammocks. A few rocks on the ground and mostly level. The park has 4 separate camping areas, this one has no showers but flush toilets with sink at the picnic pavilion. This area is on an inclined road, just something to keep in mind when walking it up and down to pool area, campstore or bathrooms. Bigfoot trail start at the last campsite. About every 5th site has power, 117 has not. Sunrise and sunsets are both viewable since this campground area is right on top of the park. Easy access to secured trash cans. Fenced in dog park is located near the top of the road near the bathrooms. Overall very clean sites. Some are more level than others. They allowed us to check in early (11am) since the site was unoccupied. All trails are very short (0.5-1mile). Longer trails are accessible via a short car ride. Pool is available to all campers; clean and cool with restrooms. Staff was very friendly. Fire trucks rolled through in the mornings checking sites.

Spectacular views

Our site (#7) was right on the lake, as many of them are at this campground. We have an RV and even though they say they are 50 amp, they must have recently updated them and added 30 amp. We were able to launch our kayaks right from our campsite and saw several others launch boats from theirs. Serene views everywhere we looked. We were there during the week and it was very quiet.

Lovely & Secluded

Cheaha is beautiful and fit perfect for kids and families! We stayed in the Semi-Primitive space and picked a tent. Very clean and water was code by as well as restrooms. Picnic table and fire ring made cooking and dining simple. Parked right next to our tent spot. Walking distance to pool, look-out tower, and one of the picture perfect views at the hotel. Our first excursion was the lake. Very nice! Beach was clean with plenty of space. Park was there too. My kids loved the diving platform. Bathrooms were nice. It was super refreshing and awesome view! We cooked Chili for supper. Canopy of trees was pleasant and shady for Summer. We hit the lake again early the next morning. Hiked 3 trails with excellent views. All easy and enjoyable for all 3 of my kiddos, ages 6, 11 and 12. High Falls was my personal favorite. Also hiked Bold Rock and Pulpit Rock. Great park! We are for sure going back in the Fall!

Kids Dream

My kids love this place! The waterfall is pretty big and is literally a 5 minute hike. Kid friendly for any age. The rocks and water make it a perfect outdoor play and adventure space for kids. Mine never want to leave. The playground is great and the lake for swimming is a hit. Mine love the vintage High Dive. Not a crowded park. It’s a good pit stop park or all day hang out. It’s clean and my older kids enjoy the biking. Meant for all ages. Campsites and cabins. This whole place is a well kept secret ☺️!

Very nice campground

Peaceful. I highly recommend.

Historical

Beautiful bottoms for tent camping. Very primitive but fun. Loved walking the river bank looking for drift wood.

Great place to relax

This was recommended by a friend and it did not disappoint . It was a great place to relax and unwind. We planned on just staying for the day and stayed the night just so we could spend another day at wind creek .

Great place to relax

My husband and I love taking our dog here.

Needs updates

Nice park, however needs some up dates. We visited during weekend, which is busy. Don’t want to complain, however “Barking Dogs” the whole time was a bit too much. That rule is not enforced by rangers. Not enough bathrooms, noticed yucky urine smells around campsites. (Peeing in the woods I suppose ). Sunday night-Monday morning, campground little more enjoyable, crowds and barking dogs vacated. However trash bins over flowing with mountain of trash.
WiFi unavailable and Antenna TV not available. Lots of shade, and pretty lake. Bathroom some what clean- one shower (?????). Our site not completely level, notice a lot of wash out gravel in other sites. For the price, I was disappointed with this park. It really could be a nice park with updates. Traveling in C Class.

Nice and Clean, will be back

On our way to Florida and stopped for the night. Really impressed with the COE campground. Most sites all on the lake with many large healthy shade trees. Bathrooms clean, plenty of space between campsites. We are traveling in C-Class. Can’t wait to revisit for longer stay.