Sometimes we look at sights in nature but don't really see. While hiking in the woods the other day, it became a realization that we need to open our heart and eyes to see the beauty of the simple things in nature with each season. There is so much order and purpose in His creation. God has given us awesome beauty in this world to see and enjoy... if we would but stop to see and feel it. Join us as this blog is about stopping to see the real beauty around touch and feel it... "Through the Lens".

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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Chewacla State Park


After arriving at Chewacla, we spent the next four days just checking out all the different sights in the park.   I can honestly say that there are many different activities to do here.  The park offers over 16 miles of neat mountain biking trails…but not paved, multiple hiking trails that pass by 2 different creeks as well as a 26 acre lake. You can swim and fish in that lake as well as just enjoy the different terrains in the park. 


While we were there, it rained hard almost every night, but the days were simply great.  We were going to hike down the steep trail to the waterfalls, but the ranger recommended we wait until the slope was dryer because it was quite slippery with the night rains.  So we will make that our next visit.   We did see this guy from the top of the path that led down to the falls.  I didn’t get a good shot since I was facing the sun, but anyway.



You can see the water that leads to the falls in this distant pic.


Wednesday Gerri and I found a creek bed that we followed for a good distance and saw some really neat areas on that creek. 




We did manage to find these guys sunning and enjoying themselves.  After that hike along the creek bed, we made it back to the camper and just chillaxed outside.  The temps were very pleasant during the daytime, especially since we were surrounded by trees.

Thursday we decided to take a hike of a different terrain




through the woods and just enjoy walking on the trail.  It was so calm and relaxing just to have that casual walk in the woods.  That night we met Stephen and Raegan at El Dorado Mexican Restaurant for dinner.

Friday, we met an interesting camper 2 sights down from us. During our talk, we found that he was the Director of The Alabama Scenic River Trails and he shared many interesting tales including stories about Blakely State Park in Alabama that makes us want to go there.

Reality kicked in and reminded me I have a house to finish painting so this morning we reluctantly packed up and headed home.  It was a fantastic four days and we are already planning our next outing.

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. It sure looks peaceful there, and so green.

  2. What a lovely camping spot! I guess all that rain is what keeps everything so green. ;-)

  3. What a wonderful place you found!! So green and lush...How about the mosquitos??

  4. We visited there once to and thought it was a very nice park. Very nice site you have.

  5. We visited there once to and thought it was a very nice park. Very nice site you have.


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