Panther Creek State Park

State Park

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Panther Creek Road
Morristown, TN 37814
423-587-7046

GPS: 36.204, -83.405

Last Price Paid: $20
Number of Sites: 50
Elevation: 1176 ft

2 people have reviewed this location.

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3bars
Verizon 4G
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lamber
VT
25 Airstream Classic
2007 Chevrolet Silverado
11 reviews
Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 1

lamber would stay here again

“Great Tennessee state park!”

Reviewed Mar 06, 2017

Overall Rating

Heading north along the I-81 corridor and looking for a public campground to stopover for the night.

Found this one listed and it was a reasonable distance from the highway. We arrived just before the office closed and found the staff helpful and friendly. You check in at the visitor center and the only issue was there was not enough parking space to accommodate RVs pulling in to register. Just be aware of that!

I asked for a level spot that might allow us to stay hitched up, and she gave us a perfect spot. I think all sites are paved and they vary in length. The staff match your overall rig length to a site. As mentioned in the previous review, they do not give you any tag for a post at the site. So, I'm unclear if you can arrive after hours and just grab an extra site since they are all reservable.

We did not use the bath/shower facility but it looked great from the outside. I had good AT&T coverage and noticed that there was park WiFi once we got to our site, but was not given the password and did not think to ask when checking in.

It appeared to be a well-used park by the local rural community. And I mean that in a positive way! Looked like hiking, biking and horseback riding options available and the locals really liked their park.

What was really nice are the discounts available to everyone - not just in-state residents. We had a E/W site and got the senior discount since my husband is 62. I think the site would have normally cost $24.00. Other discounts included military and persons with disabilities.

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Camping Coops
TN
14 Microlite Cargolite Xtreme
3 reviews
Nightly rate: $21
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 14
“Convenient to the Interstate but Still Away From Things”

Reviewed Nov 19, 2016

Overall Rating

We camped here a couple of years ago, right before the campground went through renovation. We were looking for someplace fairly close to our house to camp overnight, so we decided to try Panther Creek. We liked the campground last time we were there, but it's really nice with the renovations.
All of the sites are paved and flat. Some sites are longer than others, so make sure you check the length before reserving.
All sites have water & electricity, some have full hookups. They also have fire pits and grills. There are trails for hiking and mountain biking.
The bathhouses are unisex: there are individual, spacious bathrooms that include toilet & shower. The lower bathhouse has 3, the upper has 4. There is a small pavilion in the lower section; the upper section has a large pavilion with a fireplace & picnic tables. There was a birthday party going on the night we were there, but around 9:00 they were gone and it was quiet.
We didn't have a reservation but checked the night before to see what sites were available. They don't hang tags on posts, so reservations are highly suggested so you don't snag someone else's reservation.
There is supposed to be wifi, but we couldn't get it to connect.
Panther Creek is within an hour of Knoxville. There is a WalMart & Aldi's down the road, just in case you forget something or need to get some groceries.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
3bars
Verizon 4G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Hookups:
  • 20 Amp
  • Partial Hookups
Facilities:
  • dump station
  • showers
  • water available

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