Panther Creek State Park — Tennessee State Parks

Panther Creek State Park


Disc Golf

The beautiful 18-hole, championship course with wooded and open fairways, and concrete tees.

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Cherokee Lake is a beautiful lake for boating. The park provides a boat ramp for visitors to launch from mid-April to late September. Nearby commercial marinas provide boat launching and rental boats and motors, as well as a bait shop that supplies fishing and picnicking needs.


The Panther Creek swimming pool is fun for all ages, so bring your swimsuit and sunscreen and enjoy! Opening day is May 25!

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Panther Creek has over 30 miles of hiking trails at all levels of diffiuclty.

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Panther Creek has several miles of biking trails with an intermediate rating.

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Cherokee Lake is a 30,000 acre impoundment on the Holston River and provides great fishing, boating, skiing and other water recreation activities.

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The shores and islands of Cherokee Lake at Panther Creek State Park offer great opportunities for seeing wintering waterfowl, osprey, and eagles. The forest has a good resident population of songbirds as well. For more park and nearby birding locations, view flyer.

Horseback Riding

Panther Creek offers seven miles of horseback riding trails including Hunt Knob and Maple Arch trails. Horse riders can access both of these trails from the parking area located past the boat ramp.

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