Not far from Cheaha State park is the Lake Chinnabee Recreation Area which is part of the Talladega National Forest. This 17-acre lake and small campground are tucked into a pastoral valley of peacefulness. Lake Chinnabee Recreation Area has 8 campsites and offers camping, hiking, picnicking, fishing and the Chinnabee Silent Trail connects the campground to Cheaha Wilderness. The Lake Shore Trail makes a 2 mile loop around the lake.
Address: 1331 CHINNABEE LAKE RD
GPS Coordinates: LAT: N33°27’40” LONG: W085°52’24”
Directions: From Talladega, travel north on State Route 21 for 7 miles, east on County Route 398 for 4 miles, east on County Route 385 (Cheaha Road) for 8 miles to Forest Route 646. Follow Route 646 for 1 mile to Lake Chinnabee Recreation Area.
Hours of Operation: March 1 thru December 1 from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Admission Fee: $3.00/day for day use and $8.00/night camping fee
Credit Cards Accepted: No
Management: Talladega National Forest, Talladega Ranger District
Additional Information: Office hours: 7:30 to 4:00 M-F, Vault toilets, no water, Devil’s Den Waterfall is located on the Chinnabee Silent trail about ½ mile from Chinnabee Day Use parking area. No Alcohol.