Chewacla Falls

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Chewacla State Park Spillway 4

Chewacla Falls is just downstream of the spillway (shown above) formed by the dam at Chewacla State Park south of Auburn and is just a short walk from the parking lot using Deer Rub Trail.

At a Glance

  • 0.1 mi round trip
  • Nice View
  • Great for Kids
  • Great for Dogs
Location: Near Auburn in Chewacla State Park Alabama (maps & directions)
Gear: Our favorite snacks and camera gear
Gallery: Check out the pictures here

Chewacla Falls - Trip Details

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Because of its proximity to Auburn, Chewacla State Parks is a popular destination for Tiger fans.  The primary natural drop is just a few yards downstream of the spillway dam of Lake Chewacla.  The spillway itself, though man-made, is still pretty photogenic too.

And, it's situated in Chewacla State Park, so there is also fishing in the lake and plenty of hiking and biking trails to fill out a day trip. Or, reserve a camp site and stay a weekend.  The park is especially popular for mountain biking with several man-made obstacles to supplement the natural ones.

Since it's just south of Auburn, it makes for an easy afternoon trip if you live nearby.  Entry fees are per person, so they can get a little steep compared to other per vehicle park fees.

More Waterfalls around Chewacla State Park

The closest falls to Chewacle State Park are those in Talladega National Forest (Cheaha Falls and Salt Creek Falls).

For more waterfall choices, we made a list of 10 of the best waterfalls you can visit for a day trip.  So make sure, you check that out as well.

Chewacla Falls, Directions, and Resources

  • Directions

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  • Parking

    $4 per person, $2 for seniors and children under 5

  • GPS Coordinates

    32.550833, -85.477500

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Other Resources

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2 Comments on “Chewacla Falls”

  1. We are both elderly and have bad knees. Can you please direct me to some beautiful waterfalls that we can see easily? We have adventured to falls all our married life and would love to continue to see them even if we can’t hike any longer.
    Thank you. We’ll be traveling in the Southern TN, N Alabama area later this month.

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