Panther Creek State Park

Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.          Price: $$          Group Size: Any

Around 1,444 acres in size, the Panther Creek State Park is a fun getaway by the Cherokee Reservoir. The park often has a variety of events happening, and it has multiple gift shops, which sell shirts that go back towards helping the park stay clean and maintained. If you're looking for a place for a family reunion, you can rent one of the park's venues in advance. 


There is always something to do at this state park. Here are the most recommended activities to do:
  • Hiking
  • Paddling
  • Picnicking
  • Swimming
  • Playing on the playground
  • Birding
  • Fishing

Some of the best trails to do in the area include:
  • Point Lookout Loop Trail - moderate, 2.7 miles
  • Pioneer Trout Lily Trail - easy, 2 miles
  • Ridge Crest - moderate, 1.3 miles
  • Seven Sinkholes Trail - easy, .5 miles
  • Deer Run - easy, 1.4 miles

What to Bring

Don't forget to bring some of these items for your visit to the state park:
  • Hat
  • Life jacket
  • Snacks
  • Swim suit
  • Sun screen
  • Bug spray
  • Towel
  • Water
  • Emergency Supplies
  • Fishing rod
  • Binoculars


We had a great time kayaking there. The park's main entrance/area has all you need for a picnic, or a good hike with friends and family.
Alfonso Jerezano from Google Reviews
One of the most beautiful spots to stop at if you’re in the Morsetowne White Pine area. With very beautiful scenic views looking over the like a national picnic areas to have a family picnic. This place is always a must to stop by whenever I’m in the area
Shandon Bell from Google Reviews
Beautiful and clean park with a variety of activities for individuals and families. We kayaked on the lake and enjoyed the hiking trails.
luvinGod from TripAdvisor