Cheaha is great for year round camping. Some of the states best hiking trails. Best time to hike is Winter (IMO) when the leaves are mostly gone and you have great views all around. Also trails for mtn. biking. Campgrounds are in great shape with clean bath houses. I’ve camped at both lower and upper campgrounds, and love them both. Lower campground is close to lake which is popular swimming spot it summer. Upper is more well suited if you wanna hike. Very friendly staff and great views from the lodge. Lodge also has wonderful meals.!!! Been coming up to cheaha since I was a kid and love it. Give it a try. Swim during summer, hike anytime, or just come up and camp, cook, and hang out in the hammock.!!!