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Cherokee Lake is a popular spot for paddling. For those carrying their own kayaks and canoes, our boat ramp opens from 7:00 a.m. - dusk daily. We no longer provide rentals (June 17, 2021).
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Panther Creek Playground
The playground at Panther Creek is a great place for kids to burn off their energy during a trip to the park.
Panther Creek State Park is home to a beautiful 18-hole, championship disc golf course with wooded and open fairways, and concrete tees.
Cherokee Lake is a beautiful lake for boating. The park provides a boat ramp for visitors to launch from mid-April to late September.
Cherokee Lake is a 30,000 acre impoundment on the Holston River and provides great fishing, boating, skiing and other water recreation activities.
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.
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.