The Panther Creek State Park pool will not reopen as of Summer, 2022. Unfortunately, the pool is 36 years old, visitation is down, lake swimming opportunities exist, and a public splash pad is five miles away. Due to these factors, Tennessee State Parks can no longer justify to Tennessee taxpayers the costs associated with keeping this pool in operation. However, we are excited to have the opportunity to invest in a more fiscally responsible outdoor recreation option Panther Creek State Park that would provide year-round benefits.
Due to numerous maintenance issues and safety concerns, the Maple Arch Trail has been closed to the public indefinitely. We appreciate your patience. Please be aware the Hunt Knob Trail remains open to horseback riders. Thank you!
The Picnic Area 2 and Smallman Shelter restrooms are currently closed due to plumbing repair needs. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to repair and reopen the restrooms as quickly as possible. The restrooms adjacent to the Spoone Shelter, playground, and visitor center remain open to the public.