Chewacla State Park

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Chewacla State Park
Alabama State Park
Chewacla Falls.JPG
Chewacla Falls
Country United States
State Alabama
County Lee
City Auburn
Elevation 472 ft (144 m) [1]
Coordinates 32°33′03″N 85°28′39″W / 32.55083°N 85.47750°W / 32.55083; -85.47750Coordinates: 32°33′03″N 85°28′39″W / 32.55083°N 85.47750°W / 32.55083; -85.47750 [1]
Area 696 acres (282 ha)
Established 1939
Management Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Location in Alabama
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.[2] The state park's central feature, 26-acre (11 ha) Lake Chewacla, provides opportunities for fishing, swimming, and non-motorized boating.[3]

History[edit]

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.[4]

Activities and amenities[edit]

In addition to water activities, the park features a system of trails for hiking[5] and for mountain biking.[6] The park has facilities for RV and tent camping in addition to its renovated CCC–era cabins.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Chewacla State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "Chewacla State Park". Alabama State Parks. Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved January 4, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Chewacla Lake". Alabama State Parks. Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved January 4, 2016. 
  4. ^ Thomas V. Ress (August 11, 2015). "Chewacla State Park". Encyclopedia of Alabama. Alabama Humanities Foundation. Retrieved January 4, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Hiking Trails: Chewacla State Park". Alabama State Parks. Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved January 4, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Mountain Biking: Chewacla State Park". Alabama State Parks. Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved January 4, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Cabins: Chewacla State Park". Alabama State Parks. Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved January 4, 2016. 

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