Local Spotlight: Chewacla State Park

Chewacla State Park

If you live in Auburn, you’ve probably heard of Chewacla State Park. After all, it’s on the highway sign leading in to our beautiful town. Still, have you ever had the opportunity to visit this local treasure? Before you strap on your tennis shoes, here’s more on Chewacla State Park.

What is Chewacla State Park?

Chewacla State Park is an Auburn and Opelika treasure. It stretches out across 696 acres of land, preserving some of the amazing beauty that the great state of Alabama can call its own. Chewacla State Park was established in 1939 Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Ever since, visitors have been exploring, camping, picnicking, and more on its grounds.

What can you do at Chewacla State Park?

Chewacla State Park offers a whole host of outdoor activities for visitors to enjoy. When you visit this incredible park, you can do fun things like:

  • Picnic or grill;
  • Go swimming;
  • Reel in some fish;
  • Spend time at the lake;
  • Go biking;
  • Go walking or hiking in nature;
  • Go canoeing or kayaking;
  • Observe wildlife;
  • Play on the playground;
  • Go camping;
  • And much more.

More on Camping

You don’t have to leave Chewacla at the end of the day! If you want to spend some more time in nature, you can settle in on the campgrounds. Whether you like primitive camping or full-service camping, Chewacla State Park has you covered. You can even rent out one of the park’s beautiful stone cabins!

Admission and Visitation Information

Already planning your visit? Here’s what you need to know:

Admission Fee: $2 for adults on weekdays and $3 on weekends; $1 for seniors and children aged six to eleven; and free admission for kids under 6.

Hours: 7 a.m. to sundown

Address: 124 Shell Toomer Parkway, Auburn, Alabama


At Chewacla State Park, you’ll fall in love all over again with the great outdoors every time you visit. Camping, biking, and simply spending time in nature—there’s nothing better. If you’re looking for an apartment to call your own, there’s also no place better than Summer Brooke. Visit our site or call us at (334) 821-5880 to learn more. Plus, for more on local information and apartment help, check out our blog.