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Overview

Warriors Path State Park is located in Kingsport, Tennessee, along the shores of the Patrick Henry Reservoir on the Holston River. Named after the Great Cherokee War and Trading Path, this park is a prime destination for campers seeking a variety of outdoor activities including hiking, biking, boating, and fishing.

Camping Facilities

Campsites:

  • The park offers a variety of campsites, including RV sites with hookups for electricity and water.
  • Tent camping is available, with some sites offering more seclusion than others.
  • Each campsite typically has a picnic table, a fire ring, and access to restrooms and hot showers.

Group Camp:

  • There's also a group camp area suitable for organized groups such as scouts or church groups.

Backcountry Camping:

  • While there may not be designated backcountry camping at Warriors Path State Park, it does offer a secluded camping experience in certain areas of the campground.

Reservation Information

  • Reservations for campsites at Warriors Path State Park can be made online or by calling the park's reservation system.
  • Reservations are recommended, especially during peak seasons like summer and fall, when the park is most crowded.

Amenities and Activities

Trails:

  • Warriors Path offers more than 12 miles of hiking trails that range from easy to difficult.
  • There are also several miles of mountain bike trails, which are well-maintained and offer challenges for varying skill levels.

Water Activities:

  • The park features a marina with boat rentals for those looking to spend time on the water.
  • Fishing is a popular activity, with the reservoir home to several species of fish, including bass, crappie, and catfish.

Other Amenities:

  • Horse stables offering guided trail rides.
  • An 18-hole golf course is open year-round.
  • A large, ADA-accessible playground known as "Darrell's Dream Boundless Playground."
  • Picnic areas with pavilions that can be reserved for events.

Wildlife and Nature

  • Wildlife watching is a popular pastime, with opportunities to see deer, birds, and other local wildlife.
  • The park is invested in protecting native flora, making it a beautiful spot for wildflower viewing during certain seasons.

Important Regulations

  • Keep in mind that state park rules prohibit the consumption of alcohol.
  • All pets must be kept on a leash.
  • Quiet hours are typically enforced to ensure a peaceful experience for all campers.

Accessibility

  • The park prides itself on being accessible to visitors with disabilities, including offering accessible fishing piers, trails, and campsites.
  • "Darrell's Dream Boundless Playground" is a specially designed area that children of all abilities can enjoy.

Contact Information and Location

  • Address: 490 Hemlock Road, Kingsport, TN 37663
  • Phone: For more direct information, you can call the Warriors Path State Park office.

Before planning your trip, always check the current conditions, fire regulations, and any park alerts or closures that may impact your stay.

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