Reservation Hotline: 800 256 4024
Reservation Hotline: 800 256 4024

Panther Creek State Park

2010 Panther Creek Park Road | Morristown, TN 37814
Morristown, TN 37814
Region: Regional

1,435 acres

Natural Trails: 30+ miles
Type: singletrack, double track and old roads
Difficulty: easy to moderate
Connects: Cherokee Lake

Located on the Morristown side of Cherokee Lake, the rolling hills and valleys that comprise Panther Creek State Park provide many scenic miles of trail for hikers, trail runners, mountain bikers, and equestrians. The scenic waterfront invites paddlers and fishermen. Campers will find 50 campsites complete with water, electrical hookups, grills, picnic tables, fire rings, and a bathhouse facility with hot showers.
Features: trails, hiking, mountain biking, equestrians, wildflowers, wildlife viewing, tennis, basketball, soccer, horseshoes, waterway access, fishing, paddling, swimming, playgrounds, picnic areas, shelters, camping, restrooms


Natural Trails: 30+ miles
Type: singletrack, double track and old roads
Difficulty: easy to moderate
Connects: Cherokee Lake

Over 30 miles of trail ramble through the tranquil woods at Panther Creek State Park. Some hug the banks of the Cherokee Lake, some explore the depths of the forest, while others stretch across open fields. There’s singletrack, both wide and tight, mowed paths, plus a few old roads. The circuit of looped trails connect to each other allowing you to increase or decrease your mileage. Terrain varies from rock gardens to rolling hills and from easy to strenuous. Hike, run, mountain bike or ride a horse — there’s something for everyone. While hikers have access to all 30 miles of trails, 15 miles are shared with mountain bikers. Equestrians are allowed on 14 miles of hiking trails.


Cherokee Lake provides year-round catches of bass, crappie, bluegill, catfish and bream. Rock fishing is particularly good and it is not uncommon to catch 20 and 30-pound fish.


From the boat ramp paddlers can enjoy the beautiful waters of the Cherokee Lake. Check out the little islands and find one to enjoy a picnic stop. During the summer months, River Sports Outfitters, rents canoes, kayaks & SUP boards on the weekends.

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