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Lake Chinnabee Recreation Area

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.

Phone: 256-362-2909

Fax: 256-362-0823



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.

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