Nestled in the Talladega National Forest in northern Alabama stands Cheaha Mountain rising 2,407 feet above sea level. This spot is known for having the highest elevation in the entire state. This region is a part of the Appalachian Mountain chain which extends from Maine to Alabama.
As seen in the photo above, the Civilian Conservation Corps constructed the bunker tower as a lookout point for visitors to take in the miles of scenery from this magnificent location.
This mountaintop has been open for spectators since 1939, and since then every year thousands of tourists make their way to explore the natural beauty of Cheaha Mountain.
Visiting Cheaha Mountain and State Park
Nearby this lookout point there are also several hiking trails, camping sites, cabins, lodge rooms, a general store and a restaurant for guests. Cheaha State Park offers many amenities and activities for visitors that are all worth the adventure!
See the map below for a glimpse at the location of the highest point in Alabama.
The Bunker Tower and CCC Museum have specific operating times aside from day-use hours for the park. Please visit https://www.alapark.com/parks/cheaha-state-park for current information, hours and admission.
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