Chewacla State Park RV & Campground Guide


Chewacla State Park encompasses 696 acres of scenic beauty in east central Alabama. Visitors will find picnic areas, hiking trails, a gorgeous waterfall, and camping sites within the park. Much of the scenery and recreational opportunities revolve around the 26-acre manufactured Lake Chewacla, where you can fish, swim, and canoe. Located just a short drive from Auburn University, there are restaurants, shopping areas, and grocery stores very close by, which come in handy if you're spending a few days in the park. Chewacla State Park has RV campsites, primitive camping opportunities, and cabin rentals available all year, making it a great place to stay for an Auburn football game and to spend time in the outdoors.

Nearby Cities:

  • Auburn, AL

  • LaGrange, GA

  • Montgomery, AL

  • Columbus, GA

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Spring 53-76 F
Summer 70-89 F
Fall 54-75 F
Winter 36-59 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Chewacla State Park

Campground Accommodations

Chewacia State Park RV Campground

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Max RV length: 60 feet

  • Other amenities: Satellite TV, bathhouse with showers, pavilions, picnic tables, market, and firewood

Auburn RV Park at Leisure Time Campground

Auburn RV Park at Leisure Time Campground is a family-friendly camping destination in the area that offers a variety of sites and accommodations. Some of the sites are located along Parkerson Mill Creek, where you can experience a tranquil atmosphere and listen to the flowing waters. A laundry facility, bathhouses, a vending area, and an ice machine are all provided to guests. Nearby attractions include Auburn Links Golf Course, The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, and Auburn Arena. The address of Auburn RV Park at Leisure Time Campground is 2670 S College St, Auburn, AL 36832.

Eagle Landing RV Park

Eagle Landing RV Park is an exceptional campground nearby that includes both pull-through and back-in sites. Its laid-back country setting makes it a great spot to relax after a long day exploring Chewacla State Park. There is also a clubhouse on the premises that offers a flat-screen TV, a full kitchen, a laundromat, and clean restrooms and showers. Full hook-up sites run at a weekly rate of $35 and a monthly rate of $175. Charcoal grills, fire pits, and picnic tables are available upon request. The address of Eagle Landing RV Park is 1900 Co Rd 137, Auburn, AL 36832.

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What to Do at
Chewacla State Park

The waterfall at Chewacla State Park is one of its main attractions. Chewacla Lake has a beach area designated for swimming and great fishing areas you can access from the shore or in a canoe or kayak. The hiking and biking trail system was designated a National Recreation Trail in 2011 and includes scenic trails for exercise and nature viewing.

There are multiple opportunities throughout Chewacla State Park for visitors seeking adventure. Some activities for visitors to enjoy at Chewacla State Park include fishing, hiking, mountain biking, nature viewing, swimming, and paddling.

Inside Chewacla State Park

Chewacla State Park has a beautiful trail system for hiking and mountain biking that has been recognized as a National Recreation Trail since 2011. Lake Chewacla is a wonderful place to go swimming or fishing for species such as crappie, bream, bass, and catfish. While there is no boat launch to allow access for motorized boats, guests are allowed to go kayaking and canoeing. Wildlife viewing is another popular endeavor; some of the animals that inhabit the premises include turkeys, chipmunks, red foxes, deer, and squirrels. Visitors can enjoy relaxing family time at the social pavilion or one of the many picnic areas located throughout the state park.

Fishing Fishing

Some fish you can expect to find at Lake Chewacla include bream, bass, crappie, and catfish. Gas-powered motors are not allowed on the lake, but you can fish from the shore or take a canoe or kayak to the middle of the lake. The park also has two fishable creeks.

Geocaching Geocaching

Treasures, trinkets, and more are scattered throughout the 696 acres of Chewacla State Park. Just bring your GPS-enabled device to take advantage of the Wi-Fi and cell coverage for your hunt. Chewacla State Park hosts an annual Geofest every spring when new geocaches are activated.

Nature Watching Nature Watching

The hike to the waterfalls is beautiful, and there are a lot of other scenic overlooks and observation points throughout Chewacla State Park. Some wildlife you can expect to see are turkeys, chipmunks, red foxes, deer, and squirrels.

Stargazing Stargazing

Stargazing is a popular activity at Chewacla State Park. You are close enough to nearby cities for the modern conveniences and stores but far enough away that the view of the stars is incredible.

Hiking Hiking

There are multiple hiking trails throughout the park. Some are well-suited for leisurely walks and runs, whereas others are geared toward hiking to scenic views. The trails are well-marked and easy to find.


Boats with gas-powered motors are not allowed on the lake, but hand-launchable canoes and kayaks are. There is a canoe rental shop at the entrance to Chewacla State Park.

Swimming Swimming

A large beach area on Lake Chewacla is designated for swimming. This is a public swimming area, so anyone who enters the park can use the beach and enjoy a swim.


All of the trails in the park are multi-use trails, which means you can hike or bike on them. Some trails, like Camps Trail, are wide with easy turns and very few rocks, making them easy for beginning bikers. Other trails, like Falls View Trail, feature more challenging terrain, numerous turns, and elevation changes.

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How to Get to
Chewacla State Park

From Birmingham, AL, take I-65 South to I-85 North to US Highway 29 in Auburn, AL, and turn right to go south. Turn left onto Lee Road, and continue onto Shell Toomer Parkway to enter Chewacla State Park.

From Columbus, GA, take I-85 S to US Highway 29, and then follow the directions above.

Entering Chewacla State Park

The entry fee for Chewacla State Park is $4 for people ages 11 and over and $2 for children ages 4 to 11. Children under 4 years old enter for free.

You can find designated parking throughout the state park, including spots close to the lake, campgrounds, and trails.

Adults (11+) : $4.0

Children (4-11) : $2.0

Children (Under 4) : $0.0

Frequently Asked Questions About Chewacla State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Chewacla State Park?

Summer is the best time to visit Chewacla State Park if you want to spend time on the water. If you are camping, hiking, or mountain biking, the fall and spring are the best seasons to visit because of the mild temperatures.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Chewacla State Park?

Wildlife like white-tailed deer, turkeys, chipmunks, rabbits, red foxes, and squirrels are common in Chewacla State Park.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Chewacla State Park?

Yes, there are 36 modern campsites at Chewacla State Park that can accommodate RVs up to 60 feet in length. There are water, sewer, and electrical hookups, along with many other amenities for RV campers.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Chewacla State Park and what is the cost?

Reservations are recommended and can be made up to four months in advance. If you want to book a spot during an Auburn University home game, however, special call dates are set aside for that, and those reservations are difficult to get. There is also a two-night minimum stay on weekends and a three-night minimum stay during holiday weekends.

Are pets allowed at Chewacla State Park?

Pets are allowed at Chewacla State Park, including at campsites, on trails, and on the beach. Dogs should be kept on a leash at most 8 feet in length at all times.