Cherokee Lake covers 30,300 acres at full pool, is 59 miles long and has 463 miles of shoreline. Cherokee Lake is shared by Hamblen, Grainger, Jefferson, and Hawkins Counties. The towns surrounding Cherokee Lake are Morristown, Bean Station, Jefferson City and Rogersville. Rent a pontoon boat and camp at one of the many islands dotting the lake or hire a fishing guide to learn the best spots on the lake.
Cherokee Lake Marinas
Everhart Camping and Country Store5676 Fall Creek Dock Road 423-587-3559
Fall Creek Marina and Campground5656 Fall Creek Dock Road 423-581-4701
Hamblen Marina at Cherokee Park3050 Hamblen Dock Road 423-586-2939
Parkview Cabins3643 Brights Pike 423-586-5096
Morristown Marine2905 Cherokee Park Road 423-587-5555
Tom’s Marine2040 Buffalo Trail 423-581-0488
Cherokee Park3075 Floyd Hall Drive, 423-586-5232
- April 1 – October 31 8 AM – 10 PM and
- November 1 – March 31 8 AM – 5 PM
Admission: Free; call for camping and pavilion rental rates.
This beautiful 178 acre public park resides on the banks of Cherokee Lake with mountain views. It features lakeside camping, walking trails, picnic pavilions, playgrounds, boat dock with lake access points and a competition disc golf course. Visit the website for special event information.
Disc Golf Courses
Morristown boasts three challenging courses that are fun for all ages and skill levels. Known collectively as “The Big 3”, the courses have been the home of the Tennessee State Disc Golf Championships since June 2013 .
The 18-hole courses are located conveniently throughout the area:
Cherokee Park Disc Golf Course atCherokee Park, 3075 Floyd Hall Drive
Morristown Rotary Disc Golf Course atFrank Lorino Park, 3100 Lorino Park Road
Kiwanis Disc Golf Course atWayne Hansard Park, 5100 Dearing Road
If tee time is the start of a great vacation, then the Morristown area is a great place to visit with more than 30 golf courses within a 50 mile radius including a championship course that was host to the Tennessee PGA Tournament.
Millstone Golf Club450 Alpha Valley Home Road 423-586-4000
Morristown Golf and Country Club1635 Doyal Drive 423-581-2763
Morristown City Parks and Recreation415 W. Louise Avenue 423-586-0260
The Morristown City Parks and Recreation Department provides year round activities for all ages. The amenities include recreation centers, tennis courts, baseball, softball and little league fields, football and soccer fields as well as outdoor basketball courts, horse barn and ring, and fifteen (15) parks and playgrounds with picnic areas and shelters available year-round.
Civic Park – 390 Sulpher Springs Road
Martin Luther King, Jr. Park – 350 W. Ninth North Street
Frank Lorino Park – 3100 Lorino Park Road (featuring BMX track and disc golf)
Fred Miller Park – 442 W. Morris Boulevard (featuring splash pad)
Hillcrest Park – 407 S. Liberty Hill Road
Jaycee Field Dog Park – 1726 Dalton Ford Road
King Park – 400 Montvue Avenue
Long-Reel Track – 506 Inman Street
Popkin Field – 1049 Merwin Street
Sherwood Park – 301 S. Daisy Street
Talley-Ward Recreation Center – 324 South James Street
Walters Park – 600 Hubble Street
Wayne Hansard Park – 5100 Dearing Road (featuring disc golf)
West Elementary Park – 235 W. Converse Street
Wildwood Park – 1925 Shields Ferry Road
Panther Creek State Park2010 Panther Creek Road 423-587-7046 or 888-TN-PARKS
Hours: 6:00 AM – dark
Admission: Free; call for camping and pavilion rates.
This gem in the Tennessee State Park system is located on 1,435 acres and bordered by Cherokee Lake. Every member of the family will enjoy the pristine wilderness preserve with abundant, untouched wildlife. Panther Creek Park offers several hiking trails, mountain biking, and horse trails as well as a boat ramp, swimming pool, camping sites, and picnic pavilions with sweeping scenic views of the lake.