Chewacla State Park facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsChewacla State Park
|Location||Auburn, Lee, Alabama, United States|
|Area||696 acres (282 ha)|
|Elevation||472 ft (144 m)|
|Operator||Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources|
|Website||Chewacla State Park|
Chewacla State Park is a publicly owned recreation area in Auburn, Lee County, Alabama, occupying 696 acres (282 ha) to the south of Interstate 85. The state park's central feature, 26-acre (11 ha) Lake Chewacla, provides opportunities for fishing, swimming, and non-motorized boating.
In the late nineteenth century, Wright's Mill occupied a site in the park where swimmers could find a place to splash about in the mill's surrounding pool. In the 1930s, workers with the Civilian Conservation Corps developed roads, foot trails, and park buildings. Their efforts can be seen in the park's stone cabins and arched masonry bridge. They also constructed the dam that created Chewacla Lake. The state took possession, opening the grounds as Chewacla State Park, in 1939.
In September 2020, Chewacla State Park was one of eleven Alabama State Parks awarded Tripadvisor’s Traveler’s Choice Award, which recognizes businesses and attractions that earn consistently high user reviews.
Activities and amenities
In addition to water activities, the park features a system of trails for hiking and for mountain biking. Its trail system was designated as a National Recreation Trail in 2011. The park has facilities for RV and tent camping in addition to its renovated CCC–era cabins.
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