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.
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.
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)
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. Campsites are available on first-come, first-served basis. Length of stay is two weeks year around. The campground check-in station is located near the campground entrance.
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)
Events for August 11-17
Program for Your School
Seminar - January
Spring Nature Festival
Education Workshop - October
Tree - December
Flowers at the Park
Birds at the Park
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
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
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. 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.