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Panther Creek State Park, TN


Panther Creek SP is located on Cherokee Lake, about 7miles southwest of Morristown TN. Although the park is on the lake, most park amenities, including the campground, are not within sight of the lake. To see the lake, one can drive to a scenic overlook or hike the many miles of trails.

Tel: 423 587-7046

We arrived on the Thursday before Easter Weekend, but thanks to Tennessee's current no-reservations policy, we had no problem finding a site. We liked #47 for its high vantage point overlooking the campground.

Date of visit: Apr 07

Looking down the hill towards sites 3-6.

Site 40 (with the red truck) is at the highest point in the campground

What a nice combination of grass and trees.

These sites are numbered in the teens.

Site 38 on the left; the motorhome is on 32.

Looking down the hill, with site 29 at left.

The kids would love sites 2, 4, and 6, with the small stream running just behind them.

Interesting bathhouse design - little boxes with a large pavilion in the middle. The boxes are heated and offer hot showers and a laundry room. As you can see, we arrived just as the dogwoods were blooming forth.

The pavilion at the Upper Bathhouse contains this community fireplace.

A short walk from the campground is a large, well-equipped playground.

From Memorial Day to mid-August, park visitors can enjoy the large swimming and wading pools.

A good walk from the campground brings you to this overlook of Cherokee Lake.

We awoke our second morning here to find the grass covered with snow, and flakes kept drifting down until noon. The low temperature of 27 degrees really did a job on the dogwood blossoms.


 50 camp sites: All have E(30A)/W

Dump station available

Rates: $18.00 (62 or older $14.00)

Verizon Wireless National Access Service

Coordinates: 36.214395 N, 83.402721 W

Elevation: 1155'


Fshing, Boating

Hiking (30 miles of trails)

Mountain Biking (15 miles)

Swimming Pool

Tennis Courts

Volleyball Courts

Soccer Field

Picnic Shelters

Horesback Riding (14 miles)