Spring Nature Festival - April 19-21
Experience the delights of spring nature discovery in the great Tennessee outdoors. Participate in seminars taught by professionals, and hikes guided by trained naturalists.
Topics include: spring wildflowers, tracking, astronomy, stream life, local geology, spring trees, and more! Free. Learn more.
NEW - Campsite Reservation System
Online reservations for campsites are now available. This service will offer visitors more ease and convenience when it comes to their park stay.
» Warriors' Path Campground Reservations
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.
Darrell's Dream Boundless Playground
The playground opened at Warriors' Path in April 2007 featuring a variety of outdoor recreation experiences for children of all abilities. Warriors' Path was the first state park in the nation to provide a Boundless Playground for visitors. The fulfillment of Darrell’s Dream
was made possible by outstanding support from Friends of Warriors’ Path, an organization that assists the park in its efforts to preserve and enhance its existing facilities and resources.
Along with the fully-accessible playground area, the complex also features:
- Lions Narnia Braille Trail with eight sensory stations along a quarter-mile, wheelchair-accessible Trail that tell visitors the story of Aslan, the lion in C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia fantasy.
- Anderson Treehouse, a fully-accessible treehouse
- Palmer Center Foundation Amphitheater, a fully-accessible facility able to host audiences from 200 to more than 1,000.
Learn more about the most recent addition to Darrell’s Dream, the Palmer Center Foundation Amphitheater. The amphitheater is available for many purposes, including educational programs, lectures, concerts and weddings. Reservations may be made by contacting Warriors’ Path State Park at (423) 239-8531.
Bicycles are welcome on park roads and many bikers enjoy the
paved path around Duck Island. There are over 8.5 miles of scenic
and challenging biking trails available for public use.
Mountain Bike Trail Map
Pleasure boating and water skiing are very popular on Patrick
Henry Reservoir. Boats available for rental at the marina include
paddle boats and canoes. Two public use ramps
are located at the park marina with a snack bar located inside. 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.
Boating Regulations (exit TDEC)
NEW – Warriors' Path Campground Reservations are now available online.
The park has 134 campsites, all with tables and grills, and 94 are equipped with water and electric hookups. The other 40 sites are located in the overflow campground which is only open from Memorial Day - Labor Day. Modern bathhouses provide hot showers and lavatories. There are 2 dumping stations available for self-contained RV's and Trailer rigs. Length of stay is two weeks year around. The campground check-in station is located near the campground entrance.
View Campground Maps
Events and Programs
The staff at Warriors' Path offer a variety of programs both
at the park and at school. Check out these links for more information:
(all schedules are in .pdf format)
Program Schedule for 2013
Program for Your School
Seminar - January 19, 2013
Spring Nature Festival
- April 19-21, 2013
Annual Dragon Fly Day - June 15, 2013
- July 27, 2013 (Tentative)
Environmental Education Workshop - October 5, 2013 (Tentative)
Tree - December 7, 2013
Flowers at the Park
Birds at the Park
Dragonflies and Damselflies Checklist
Year-round lake fishing can be enjoyed at Warriors' Path. A
valid Tennessee fishing license is required. Catches generally
include crappie, bream, bass, trout and catfish.
Fishing Regulations (exit TDEC)
State Parks fishing policies
Warriors' Path Golf Course is a George Cobb-designed, 18-hole course located on the shores of Fort Patrick Henry Lake and the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. The par 72 course is one of the most popular layouts in the Tri-Cities area and offers a comprehensive practice facility complete with large teeing ground, practice green and practice bunker. The golf course at Warriors’ Path has also been designated as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary by Audubon International and designated as a Groundwater Guardian Green Site by The Groundwater Institute.
Tee times may be reserved by calling the golf course or you may make Online Tee Time Reservations at Warriors' Path Golf Course.
Learn more about Warriors’ Path Golf Course on the Tennessee Golf Trail.
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.
Hiking Trail Map (.pdf format)
Trail - Self Guiding Booklet
A good selection of riding horse and ponies are available at
the park stables. The riding trail winds through interesting
and scenic woodlands to make your guided ride an entertaining
experience. Guest may board their own horses at the stables
bases on space availability. Please contact the park for more
For more information call: 423-323-8543, seasonal operation.
Warriors' 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. Pavilions may be rented up to one year in advance.
Call for information on Pavilion rental: 423-239-8531
The park has a boundless playground which caters to kids of all ages and abilities. The playground is open year around and restrooms are provided. The playground also has a covered shelter with picnic tables for public use. No reservations taken. For more information contact the park office 423-239-8531
The park has an olympic-sized swimming pool adjacent to the
camping area. The pool is open from Memorial Day through mid-August. All park public pools will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, except Holiday weeks. Please call the park for those schedules. Camping guests will pay half price for admission to the pool. There is a lifeguard on duty during swimming hours.
The disc golf course has been a very popular recreational facility
at the park for several years. It is a fun and challenging course
with 22 holes open at this time. The local disc golf association
does a great job of maintaining the course and holds frequent
competitions. The course is considered as one of the best in
Tour buses are welcome to the park.