Warriors Path State Park

5026, Kingsport, Tennessee, US, 37663 | Directions
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.

Phone: 423-323-4990

Open 7 days a week, closed afternoon of December 24 and all day on Christmas Day

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.

On Site Amenities: Driving Range, Practice Green, Practice Bunker, Pull Carts, Snack Bar. Lessons Available.

Tee Time Policy: Tee times required 7 days a week. Reservations can be made 6 days in advance.

Tournaments: We have the expertise and experience to customize your event. We have the staff to take care of all your golfing needs, as well as food and beverage. Call for our tournament outing packet.

The park has 135 campsites, all with tables and grills, and 94 are equipped with water and electrical hookups. Modern bathhouses provide hot showers, commodes and lavatories. There is a dump station available for self-contained trailer rigs. Campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The camper check-in station is located a the campground entrance.

Pleasure boating and water skiing are very popular on Patrick Henry Reservoir. Boats available for rental at the marina include paddle boats, canoes, and fishing boats. Two public use ramps are located at the park marina. A small ramp for camper use only is in the campground. Boat launching ramps are free of charge. The marina has 54 uncovered slips available for rent. Also available at the marina is a service dock and fuel.

Year-round lake fishing can be enjoyed at Warrior's Path. A valid Tennessee fishing license is required. Catches generally include crappie, bream, bass, trout and catfish.

Warrior's Path is one of the most popular picnic areas in the state. Thirty-seven picnic tables with grills are scattered along the park's lakeshore. The picnic tables are easily accessible to restrooms, water fountains, concession stands and playgrounds.

There are five picnic pavilions available to rent for large groups. Contact the park for more information on renting pavilions. Pavilions may be rented up to one year in advance.

Call for information on Pavilion rental: 423-239-8531

Nearly 12-miles of trails meander through park woodlands offering great views, a diversity of wildlife habitats, and a richness of typical East Tennessee forests, fields and wetlands. The paved walking path around Duck Island is fully accessible, and other fully accessible trails are in the planning stages. Several other trails are also under development and one that includes a small boardwalk through the Sinking Waters wetland area.

The staff at Warrior's Path offer a variety of programs both at the park and at school. Check out this list for more information:

Events for July 18th week

Events for July 25th week

Program Schedule 2005

Schedule a Program for Your School

Spring Nature Festival

Winter Garden Seminar

Adopt A Tree

Folklife Festival

Environmental Education Workshop

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