Cheaha State Park is Alabama’s oldest continuously operating state park. With over 2,800 acres, the park is situated on Alabama highest mountain. Visitors can climb to the top of Bunker Tower, the highest point in Alabama, or walk the wooden walkway to Bald Rock for a great view of the surrounding mountains and countryside. The park offers a restaurant, hotel, cabins and chalets. The cabins and Bald Rock Group Lodge were along projects completed by the Civil Conservation Corp during the 1930s. During the summer, take a swim in Cheaha Lake or camp in the modern and primitive camping facilities located at the bottom of the mountain. If you’re looking for hiking, Cheaha is the place for you. Located adjacent to the Talladega National Forest; there are numerous hiking trails including the Pinhoti, available for day hikes or backpackers alike. Numerous waterfalls dot the landscape along the rock outcropping and dense forests. Admission to the park is charged and some areas in the National Forest require a day use fee. Check out their websites for more details.