Address and Phone:
2010 Panther Creek Park Rd.
Morristown, TN 37814
Phone: (423) 587-7046
Fax: (423) 587-7047
Toll Free: 888-TN-PARKS
Hours Open to the Public:
6:00 a.m. until Sunset
Active Military, Senior Citizen Discount
Payment Types Accepted:
Panther Creek State Park, covering approximately 1,435 acres, is located on the shores of Cherokee Reservoir, an impoundment of the Holston River. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is located about 45 miles south.
Legend has it that both Panther Creek and Panther Springs, located about 1 1/2 miles southeast of the park, received their names from the claim of a Colonel Bradley of Virginia who, while exploring the area, shot a panther that fell into the spring.
From East on I-40 travel through Knoxville and take Exit 394 (Hwy. 11E North). This is about 35 miles from the park and Morristown.-----
From South on I-81 take Exit 12 (Hwy 160). Travel North on 160 to Hwy. 11E, turn right and then take the next left. The park is approximately 2.5 miles on the right.-----
From Gatlinburg, get on I-40 east and take Exit 417 (Hwy. 92). Travel toward Jefferson City. At the light, turn right (Hwy. 11E North). Travel to Morristown and Panther Creek State Park.
Get turn-by-turn direction using the interactive map above.
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