Warriors Path State Park
Warriors’ 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 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. A Lions Narnia Braille Trail opened at Warriors’ Path on April 14, 2009 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. Each station has an exhibit, a large-print sign with Braille, and speaker with push button that activates an audio theatrical recording.
There is a George Cobb-designed, 18-hole course located on the shores of Fort Patrick Henry Lake, tones of riding and hiking trails, fishing year-round, picnic facilities, disc golf, and an olympic-sized swimming pool adjacent to the camping area.