What to do in Warriors Path State Park

Warrior's Path State Park was named for the park's proximity to the ancient war and trading path used by the Cherokee. Since that time, the park land has known a long history of travelers, and is still a pathway for modern-day outdoor enthusiasts. The 950-acre area was acquired from the Tennessee Valley Authority is 1952, to serve the people who live in or visit this section of Northeast Tennessee. It is situated on the shores of TVA's Patrick Henry Reservoir on the Holston River.

Warrior's Path Golf Course is an 18-hole daily fee course located on the shores of Fort Patrick Henry Lake and the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. This course is one of the most popular in the Tennessee State Parks system. The par 72 course was designed by George Cobb and opened for play in 1972. It measures 6601 from the Men's Championship tees and 5204 from the lady's tees. It is along rolling countryside and has a scenic view of the Lake from #5 tee. The Signature hole #14, a Par 3, 200 yards long. This course is a favorite of many golfers in the Tri-Cities area and also features a large practice facility complete with large teeing ground, practice green and practice bunker.

Other points of interest are the Bays Mountain Nature Center, Allandale Mansion, Appalachian Caverns, The Netherland Inn and the Steels Creek Park and Nature Center.

Warrior's Path State Park offers hiking, biking, fishing, camping and picnicking activities.

From Knoxville, take Interstate 81 north and take exit 59. Travel north on Route 36 and turn right on Hemlock Road and continue to the park entrance.

Tennessee has a temperate climate with short, mild winters. The average annual snowfall for the state is 12 inches. Spring comes in early March bringing flowering trees and shrubs, and warmer weather. Spring temperatures average between 45 and 70 degrees. Summer's full force arrives in the region by mid May, bringing warm weather and higher humidity. The mountains of eastern Tennessee are a great place to escape the hot summer temperatures as the higher elevation cools the air slightly. Cool fall temperatures bring crisp air and brilliant fall colors. Mid to late October is a good time to visit the region to experience the fall foliage.

P.O. Box 5026
Kingsport, TN 37663

Phone: 423-239-8531

Fax: 423-239-4982

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