Chewacla State Park Receives TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award

Cat W. Bobo
Auburn Opelika Tourism Bureau

Auburn’s Chewacla State Park was one of eleven Alabama state parks awarded the 2016 Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor, a travel website featuring traveler-generated content and reviews. The award celebrates establishments that provide excellent guest experiences and consistently achieve positive reviews on the TripAdvisor website,

2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Awards for Alabama State Parks:(Park name or attraction and award name)

  • Cathedral Caverns – State Parks
  • Cheaha - State Parks
  • Chewacla - State Parks
  • DeSoto - State Parks
  • DeSoto Falls - Mountains, Nature and Wildlife Areas
  • Gulf - Campgrounds
  • Gulf - State Parks
  • Gulf Adventure Center at Gulf State Park (zip line concessionaire) - Zip Line Adventures
  • Gulf State Park Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail - Trails
  • Gulf State Park Pier - Piers and Boardwalks
  • Joe Wheeler - State Parks
  • Lake Guntersville - State Parks
  • Lake Guntersville Lodge - Lodging
  • Lakepoint - State Parks
  • Monte Sano - State Parks
  • Oak Mountain - State Parks
  • Wind Creek - State Parks

Chewacla State Park's 696 scenic acres offer plenty of rest, relaxation and recreation, and is conveniently located in the Auburn-Opelika area. Facilities include a 26-acre lake, swimming area, playground, a modern campground, picnic areas with tables, grills and shelters, cabins, hiking and mountain biking trails.

In the 1930's the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) built six stone cottages in the park, which are available for rental year round. The cottages have been renovated and feature hardwood floors, stone fireplaces, beautiful new bathrooms, modern kitchens and televisions. Each has central heating and cooling so your stay will be comfortable no matter what time of year you visit. Linens are provided.If you prefer roughing it the park also offers 36 full hookup camping sites and 10 primitive sites. Shower facilities are available in all camping areas.The Alabama State Parks Division relies on visitor fees and the support of other partners like local communities to fund the majority of their operations. To learn more about Alabama State Parks, visit

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