Panther Creek State Park, Morristown

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Panther Creek State Park is located in the Hamblen County community of Panther Springs, one of the oldest settlements in the county. Pioneers from North Carolina and the older WAtauga Settlement in East Tennessee arrived in this area around 1785. Panther Springs, at one time, was the first stop on the stagecoach route out of Knoxville on the way to Abingdon, VA. Prior to this time, the Cherokee Indians were the most prominent Native American tribe in the area. The Cherokee hunted deer, bear, and elk to supply food and clothing for the tribe.
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  • The park is only about 3 or 4 minutes from 11E or about 15 minutes from Interstate 81. There is a campground, picnic areas and kids play area. In the summer there is a large swimming pool (with a fee)...  more »
  • We had a family camping trip. During that weekend, they had an old time weekend where the kids could make corn husk dolls, had a watermelon race, live music. Very nice swimming pool. The camping area ...  more »
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  • Great park, lots of activities for everyone. Weekdays are great for quiet hikes, weekends are extremely busy there. The park is one of the best I've ever been to.
  • Explored the campground and boat launch, hiked the outlook trail. Beautiful. Will definitely be making reservations for the family this spring/summer.

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