Things to Do Overview

Bird flying across the lake


Thanks to a great diversity of natural habitats, you can find a wide variety of common woodland, wetland and old field bird species. Waterfowl frequent Fort Patrick Henry Lake and the forests in the park are home to many songbirds. Nearly 120 species of birds have been observed throughout the year.

Boating/Paddle Boats

The marina, located on Patrick Henry Lake, is open year round but closed on Mondays and Tuesdays during the off-season. The marine has 2 boat ramps, 50 slips, fuel, canoes, paddle boats, kayaks, fishing boats, and a snack bar.


Warriors’ Path State Park consists of two spacious campgrounds. The Main Campground has 94 sites with water and electric (minimum of 30 amps at each site). Many of the sites are large enough to fit most RV’s with slide outs.

Darrell’s Dream Boundless Playground

Darrell’s Dream, a Boundless Playground, is a unique play area that provides fun and learning opportunities for children of all ages and all abilities. It is a three-acre complex.

Disc Golf

Disc golf, or Frisbee Golf, is a precision flying disc game. Established in 1980, the disc golf course at Warriors’ Path State Park features 27 holes with a balance of open and wooded holes, elevation changes, and varying lengths.

Duck Island

Duck Island is a recreational island featuring many activity and sports entertainment areas such as shelter rentals, a tennis court, horseshoes, volleyball, basketball, and paved walking trails.

Educational Program

Educational Programs

Planned programs during the summer months, you can enjoy a wide range of nature discovery, including guided hikes, creek walks, campfire talks, Junior Ranger programs, and much more. During the school year, we offer interpretive programs to school groups, scouts, civic clubs, and other groups on request.


Year round fishing at Warriors’ Path will provide an opportunity to catch bass, bluegill, catfish, carp, and rainbow trout. A Tennessee fishing license is required for all persons between the ages of 13 to 62.

Golf Course

Warriors’ Path has one of the finest par 72-championship 18-hole golf courses in the state of Tennessee. If you are a bit rusty, there is a driving range and a putting green located next to the Pro Shop.



Over 15.5 miles of hiking trails, from rugged to easy, meander through park forests, fields, and wetlands. These are the best places to experience park scenery and wildlife. Walking trail at Duck Island is fully accessible.

Horse Stables – Closed Until Further Notice

Warriors’ Path offers a good 2 miles of horseback riding along scenic woodland trails. Qualified staff guides, trail rides, and pony rides for children are also offered. Boarding for horses is available for a monthly fee.

 Make a Reservation Overview

Make a Reservation Overview

Advance reservations are required for Golf Tee Times, Camping, Picnic Shelters, Recreation Center and Amphitheater. Make sure you don’t miss out on the fun. Make your reservations today.


Maps and Trails

Warriors’ Path contains nearly 12-miles of trails that meander through park woodlands offering great views, a diversity of wildlife habitats, and a richness of typical East Tennessee forests, fields and wetlands.

Master Gardeners

Northeast Tennessee Master Gardeners became involved at Warriors’ Path State Park in 2006 to help maintain the plantings at the new Boundless Playground. Today, they continue to maintain and beautify the park.

Meeting Rooms / Event Facilities

A Recreation/Meeting Room building is located at Warriors’ Path State Park. The meeting room is equipped with tables and chairs and can seat up to 100 people. It has bathrooms and water fountains.

Mobile Apps

Our mobile app will help you plan your next trip and provide the tools you need to have a great time visiting our parks.

Mountain Biking

Bicycles are welcome on park roads and many bikers enjoy the paved path around Duck Island. There are over 11.5 miles of scenic and challenging biking trails available for public use throughout the park’s back country.

Palmer Center Foundation Amphitheater Reservations

With seating for 120 people in a semi-circular arrangement, this unique feature is a great meeting and teaching place designed for that certain teaching moment, for entertainment purposes, for arts and crafts, or for taking a few moments and relaxing in the mountains.

Picnic Areas

Warriors’ Path is by far one of the most popular picnic areas in the state. Thirty-seven picnic tables with grills are scattered along the lakeshore. The park offers five picnic pavilions and a recreation building for rent.

Special Needs

Every addition to the Boundless Playground has applied Universal Design principles from the start, so that people of all abilities can interact equally, regardless of individual challenges or specific disabilities.