Tennessee State Parks celebrated the grand re-opening of the Panther Creek State Park 50-site campground on June 30 with state and local officials.
The campground received upgrades to 50 amp electrical service, site improvements and new bathhouses. Wi-Fi will be installed at the park in the near future.
The 1,435-acre park is located on the Cherokee Reservoir in the historic Holston River Valley near Morristown. Panther Creek offers 17 different hiking trails covering more than 30 miles of terrain, at all levels of difficulty. Hikers can enjoy magnificent views of Cherokee Lake and the Cumberland Mountains from Point Lookout Trail reaching 1,460 feet above sea level. There are also more than 15 miles of mountain biking trails that range from easy to difficult. Panther Creek also offers seven miles of horseback riding trails. Cherokee Lake provides year-round catches of bass, crappie, bluegill, catfish, rock fish and bream. For more information, visit http://tnstateparks.com/parks/about/panther-creek.
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