Warriors' Path State Park

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For the Pennsylvania State Park, see Warriors Path State Park.
Warriors' Path State Park, Tennessee
Map showing the location of Warriors' Path State Park, Tennessee
Map showing the location of Warriors' Path State Park, Tennessee
Map of Tennessee showing the location of Warriors' Path State Park
Location Kingsport, Sullivan County, Tennessee, USA
Nearest city Kingsport, Tennessee
Coordinates 36°29′29″N 82°29′02″W / 36.49139°N 82.48389°W / 36.49139; -82.48389Coordinates: 36°29′29″N 82°29′02″W / 36.49139°N 82.48389°W / 36.49139; -82.48389
Area 950 acres (3.8 km2)
Established 1952
Governing body Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation
The main entrance to Warriors' Path State Park.
Map of Warriors' Path State Park showing trails.
View down one of the hiking trails in Autumn.
Fort Patrick Henry Lake.

Warriors' Path State Park is a 950 acre (3.84 km²) Tennessee State Park in Kingsport, Sullivan County, Tennessee, in the United States. It is named for the Great Indian Warpath that was used by the Iroquois in war raids with the Cherokee and other tribes. The park is located around the Fort Patrick Henry Reservoir and Duck Island on the South Fork Holston River. This land was acquired from the Tennessee Valley Authority in 1952.[1]

Park Activities and Amenities[edit]

Trails[edit]

The park offers a variety of trails available for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. Hiking trails travel through forests and wetlands and range from paved, accessible paths to strenuous climbs. There are also over 8 miles (13 km) of mountain biking trails. Horseback riding trails are available to both independent riders and those interested in guided walks. Stables offer a selection of riding horses and ponies as well as a place for owners to board their horses. Several historic settlements and houses can be seen along the trails.

Aquatics[edit]

A marina on Patrick Henry Reservoir offers boat slips as well as canoes and paddle boats for rent. Several public use ramps are available to visitors. Common fish in the lake include crappie, trout, catfish, bream, and bass. An Olympic-size swimming pool is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Campgrounds[edit]

The main campground offers 90 campsites, each with tables, grills, water, and electrical hookups. A nearby overflow campground open from Memorial Day to Labor Day contains an additional 40 sites with tables and grills. Campgrounds include bathhouses and dumping stations.

Golf[edit]

The Warriors' Path Golf Course is an 18-hole par 72 course on the shores of the Patrick Henry Lake. The course was designed by George Cobb and opened in 1972. Facilities include a driving range, practice green, and practice bunker.[2]

Other Facilities[edit]

The park has many picnic tables and several pavilions that are available for rent. An accessible playground is open to children of all abilities. Tennis courts, soccer fields, and a 27 hole disc golf course are free to use.

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