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Sunday, January 13, 2008

Panther Creek State Park .....Morristown, Tennessee

Panther Creek State Park
Morristown, Tennessee

Panther Creek Park is a rustic park with 1,400 + acres of land.
The park is mostly a wooded area that sits along side the Cherokee Lake.
The land at one time was considered a part of "The Great Cherokee Hunting Ground" and below the waters of the Cherokee Lake lies the Great Indian Warpath once followed by Daniel Boone.
Legend has it that Panther Creek received its names from Colonel Bradley of Virgina while exploring the area he shot a panther that fell into the spring thus the name Pather Creek.

If you are looking for a place to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life you have found it here. Visitors can use many of the trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. You can go fishing, or camping and the children will enjoy the pool or playground. This area is a great recreational spot for everyone.
To Visit Panther Creek Park:
(From the North)
I-81 take exit 12 (Hwy160)
Travel North on 160 to Hwy. 11E,
turn right and then take the next left.
The park is 2.5 miles on the right.

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