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Cheaha State Park covers over two and a half thousand acres of lush mountainous forest. Located almost exactly halfway between Birmingham and Atlanta, this park serves as the perfect weekend getaway for those renting an RV to escape the big cities of Alabama and Georgia. At the southernmost tip of the Appalachians, Cheaha State Park overlaps two counties; Clay County and Cleburne County, making it easily accessible from anywhere in Alabama.

As the highest point in the state of Alabama, Cheaha lives up to its Muskogee name, meaning “high place.” With its strong historical connection to the Native-American Creek Indians, Cheaha State Park also reveals the history of the Alabama Civilian Conservation Corps, whose stone bath-houses, towers and pavilions still pepper the landscape. With a range of idyllic hiking trails, picturesque lakes, and endless green forests, the possibility of having a fabulous outdoor adventure is spectacular. Search for an RV in Clay County today to start your Cheaha State Park adventure!

Getting Outdoors

For those of you who are keen hikers, Cheaha State Park hosts some of the most nature-rich walks and trails to be found south of the Mason-Dixon line. Weaving your way through the Talladega National Forest, keep a sharp eye out for rare species such as the red-cockaded woodpecker or the gopher tortoise. One of the most rewarding hikes begins at Cheaha Lake. Cutting its way through an array of rock formations and scenic views, you will reach the summit of Mount Cheaha, the highest point in Alabama. Climb Bunker Tower, which acts an observation tower, to be rewarded with a panoramic view of the state park.

Camping with an RV in Cheaha will allow you to travel vast areas of the park searching for the best-hidden places, such as Lake Chinnabee and Lake Henry. Cheaha's lakes and rivers also host a wide range of fishing opportunities, offering some of the best recreational bass and bluegill fishing in the area. The breathtaking waterfalls of Salt Creek, Rendalia and Morgan Lake make these fishing spots some of the most picturesque in all of the state.

Cheaha State Park has an elaborate network of mountain bike trails that criss-cross the entire park. Marked out in yellow blazes, the Cheaha Express trail covers eight to nine miles, containing three small loops. Other similar trails are also marked out in their own specific colored blaze-blue for the Lower Spring loop and purple for the Deer Run trail-try looping them all in different directions for a more interesting ride!

Camping At Cheaha State Park

With camping sites in the heart of the park and its edges, camping at Cheaha State Park has never been easier. Those with a RV rentals have a choice between two campgrounds, each with their own unique campsite experience.

Cheaha State Parks main campsite is a half-hour drive from I-20, and with thirty sites it is the ideal place to stay if you wish to be in the heart of the park. Full hookups are available, accommodating 20, 30 and 50 amp electric. Pets are welcome but must be kept on a leash; no more than six feet long. Government employees, senior citizens,, and individuals with disabilities are eligible for a 15% discount, this excludes holidays.

Closest to the entrance of the park, and nestled in the Talladega Forest lies Scenic Drive RV Park. All sites are extra large and big-rig friendly and come complete with 30 and 50 amp hookups to accommodate all modern campers needs. This is a pet-friendly spot that includes spacious showers and bathroom facilities, all ADA accessible. Scenic Drive RV Park is the most convenient of all Cheaha State Park RV campgrounds if you wish to be a short drive from the nearest stores and restaurants.

Exploring The Area

The nearby town of Oxford is home to some of the best sightseeing attractions outside of Cheaha State Park. The International Motorsports Hall of Fame is unique to this area and a must-visit for anyone with an Oxford camper rental. Fans of NASCAR and all variety of automobile racing will find a Hall of Fame, showcasing all the greats from the sport. Famous cars from the past two decades are displayed here, making it a great day out for all true racing fans.

For more great sights and activities, head to the sprawling metropolis of Birmingham. As Alabama’s biggest city, there are endless museums, galleries, and fun family activities to check out.

For an all-round family-friendly activity, take a visit to Birmingham Zoo. This fantastic zoo covers over a hundred acres containing up to 800 animals. With enthralling exhibits such as the alligator swamp and flamingo lagoon, to entertaining events such as the sea-lion splash show and interactive feeding aviary, there is something here to enlighten the whole family. Birmingham Zoo also has its own separate children's zoo, with a butterfly farm, bear trail and Alabama barn, perfect for the young ones.

For history buffs with a motorhome rental near Cheaha State Park, pop into the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. This large interpretive museum depicts the struggles of the civil rights movement throughout the 50s and 60s. As an integral part of Alabama's history and the nation's history as a whole, a visit here will educate and enthrall. With over 150,000 visitors a year and numerous award-winning programs, a visit to Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is one not to be missed.

RV Rentals in Cheaha State Park, AL

Cheaha State Park, AL is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.

There are many popular rentals in Cheaha State Park. Outdoorsy's Cheaha State Park RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.

Frequently Asked Questions


What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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What's around Cheaha State Park, AL


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Popular Nearby Trails

Hiking Trail Location
Cave Creek Trail from Cheaha Trailhead Cheaha State Park, AL
Hernandez Peak and McDill Point Loop Trail Cheaha State Park, AL
Rock Garden Trail Cheaha State Park, AL
Cheaha Mountain - Alabama Highpoint Cheaha State Park, AL
Pulpit Rock Trail Cheaha State Park, AL
(Doug Ghee) Bald Rock Boardwalk Cheaha State Park, AL
Chinnabee Silent Trail Lineville, AL
Nubian Creek to Parker High Point Trail Cheaha State Park, AL
Cave Creek Trail Cheaha Mountain Cheaha State Park, AL
Pinhoti Trail: Adam's Gap to Cheaha State Park Talladega National Forest, AL

Popular Nearby Campgrounds

Campground Location
River Country Campground Etowah County, AL
The Cove Lakeside RV Resort and Campground Etowah County, AL
Chattahoochee Bend Campground Coweta County, GA
Peach Queen Campground Chilton County, AL
Auburn RV Park At Leisure Time Campground Lee County, AL
Riverview Campground Marshall County, AL
Seibold Campground Marshall County, AL
Honeycomb Campground Marshall County, AL
Red Top Mountain Campground Bartow County, GA
Cartersville / Cassville-White KOA Bartow County, GA

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Recommendations for Cheaha State Park, AL from Outdoorsy Owners


Talladega Creekside Resort

This is an awesome, small campground in Talladega on Cheaha Creek. They have full RV hookups, tent sites, and cabins. Bring or rent tubes and kayaks there and float a 2.5 mile stretch! *Dog friendly!*

Jul 12, 2018

Recent Outdoorsy trips to Cheaha State Park, AL


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Me and 6 friends traveled down to Talladega Superspeedway for NASCAR fall race weekend!

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Camped out at the NASCAR race.

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We were in the infield for a Nascar race.

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Camped on the Infield at the Talladega race

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We camped in the infield at Talladega Motor Speedway!

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Spent weekend at NASCAR race with family and friends.

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We went to the Talladega Races. Great seats and lots of action. Then back to the camper for some great rest time. Thank you

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We stayed all weekend at one of the talladega motor Speedway campsites for the race.

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Love doing the RV thing at NASCAR tracks ... but mainly at Talladega. It's a super great place to meet people and enjoy a great weekend of eating, socializing and watching racing.

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