We were traveling without our camper along I-20 near Cheaha State Park and thought we'd take a detour to check out the park before scheduling a camping trip there. Good thing we did! The park was deplorable. We were so happy that we had not reserved a site, hitched the trailer and meandered through the rural mountain roads to this very disappointing park. The weeds were overtaking almost every campsite. The pads looked to be in very bad shape. What a sad sight. Had we planned to camp here this visit, we would have left and found another park. Cheaha is in need of some serious TLC. With the surrounding views, it has some great potential. But for now, please don't waste your time.
This is a very nice COE campground. The sites are very spacious and wooded. The grounds were exceptional. We also found the camp hosts very friendly and hospitable. It was conveniently located to stores and shops so we didn't have to travel too far for necessities. If the campground had Wi-Fi we didn't notice it although we did not try it at the camp office. The campground has constructed brand new "family style" bathrooms. They were very basic; I personally did not like them. The lay out was odd and even though they were supposed to be very low maintenance, they could have been a little cleaner. There were still a couple of the traditional bath houses there that I thought were much better. Overall, we loved our stay at McKinney and would stay there again if in the Atlanta area.
This is our favorite campground. The Corps of Engineers should be exceptionally proud of this park. The roads are recently paved and the sites are all very level. The sites are scenic, spacious, wooded and provide an impressive degree of privacy. There are also very nice walking trails that aren't too challenging. The restrooms were very clean and the camp hosts were very friendly. We will return to Deerlick again and again.