Panther Creek State Park
Open: Open all year
Number of Sites: 50
Number of Sites with Electric and Water: 50
Panther Creek State Park, covering approximately 1,435 acres, is located on the shores of Cherokee Reservoir, an impoundment of the Holston River. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is located about 45 miles south.
Cherokee Lake is a beautiful lake for boating. Nearby commercial marinas provide boat launching and rental boats and motors, as well as a bait shop that supplies fishing and picnicking needs.
Panther Creek offers 7 miles of horseback riding trails with more under construction. You must bring your own horse.
Panther Creek State Park's large fan-shaped swimming pool.There is a high dive, a low dive and a wading pool for small children.
The park offers a variety of other activities such as basketball, horseshoes, softball, volleyball, tennis and playgrounds. The two tennis courts open from daylight to dark.
From West on I-40 travel through Knoxville and take Exit 394 (Hwy. 11E North). This is about 35 miles from the park and Morristown.
From North on I-81 take Exit 12 (Hwy 160). Travel North on 160 to Hwy. 11E, turn right and then take the next left. The park is approximately 2.5 miles on the right.
From Gatlinburg, get on I-40 East and take Exit 417 (Hwy. 92). Travel toward Jefferson City. At the light, turn right (Hwy. 11E North). Travel to Morristown and Panther Creek State Park.
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