Chewacla State Park

Chewacla State Park
124 Shell Toomer Pkwy
Auburn, AL
Joshua Funderburk
Park Ranger
p: 334.887.5621
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About Chewacla State Park

Chewacla State Park is 696 scenic acres just a short drive from Auburn University. It offers plenty of rest, relaxation, and recreation. 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.

Lake Chewacla is perfect for reeling in bream, bass, crappie, and catfish or taking a dip off the beach area. No luck in the lake, then try one of the two creeks in the park. There is no boat ramp on the lake, but visitors are allowed to bring their own small non-motorized watercraft such as canoes or kayaks if they can be hand-launched from the bank.
Canoe rentals are available Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (closing times change during the year based on park hours of operations). Guests can rent canoes by going to the beach access area and talking to a representative. Rentals can be made as late as 30 minutes before the park closes. Walk-up rentals are available March-October. Canoe rentals during the “off season” and for 3-hour or 7-hour rentals can be made by calling “The Chill Spot” at (334) 703-6286.
The park offers plenty of hiking and mountain biking trails to choose from. Options range from the short interpretive Sweet Shrub Trail to the more challenging mountain biking trails built by the Central Alabama Mountain Pedalers (CAMP). While on the trails visitors are likely to see squirrels, chipmunks, red fox, deer, and turkeys; as well as unique rock formations and a variety of native flora and fauna.
In the 1930s 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. Alabama State Parks nows has a new online campground reservation system. For more information click here
Combining luxury and the great outdoors, our extra spacious completely furnished Safari Tents give large families or groups of friends the extra space they need to glamp in comfort. Click to learn more about Glamping options at Chewcala State Park.
Hours of Operation
Monday - Sunday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.