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Warriors' Path State Park, Kingsport

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Warriors' Path State Park is a 950 acre Tennessee State Park in Colonial Heights, Kingsport, Sullivan County, Tennessee, in the United States. It is named for the Great Indian Warpath that was used by the Iroquois in war raids with the Cherokee and other tribes. The park is located around the Fort Patrick Henry Reservoir and Duck Island on the South Fork Holston River. This land was acquired from the Tennessee Valley Authority in 1952.Park activities and amenitiesTrailsThe park offers a variety of trails available for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. Hiking trails travel through forests and wetlands and range from paved, accessible paths to strenuous climbs. There are also over 8mi of mountain biking trails. Horseback riding trails are available to both independent riders and those interested in guided walks. Stables offer a selection of riding horses and ponies as well as a place for owners to board their horses. Several historic settlements and houses can be seen along the trails.AquaticsA marina on Patrick Henry Reservoir offers boat slips as well as canoes and paddle boats for rent. Several public use ramps are available to visitors. Common fish in the lake include crappie, trout, catfish, bream, and bass. An Olympic-size swimming pool is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
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  • Very pleasant, fishing was good and the picnic was very good. They do have shelters to sit under and grill to cook on. For the burgers and dog's of course. They have a boat dock so take a boat with yo...  more »
  • Just amazing! Hiking, biking, horseback riding, golf, swimming, camping, fishing, disc golf, boating, and my favorite bird watching - just to name some of the outdoor recreation activities available a...  more »
  • This review is to compliment the staff of the park. They have always been wonderfully supportive of the annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's One Walk event. This event draws from 500 to 900 ...  more »
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  • What a nice state park in a city setting. Some of the sites are really small and do require some maneuvering but it is a great park. The bathrooms are new and well-kept. The Ranger was so helpful upon our late arrival. We were sorry that we were just passing through--we will come back when we can stay a longer period. I am glad that we did not reserve a site online as you might pick a site only to discover that you would not be able to maneuver into it. We have a 18 foot travel trailer. Hats off to the park for their playground for "all"! ❤️
  • My best friend and I uncovered a whole other side to warriors that many people are not aware of. There are several great hiking trails not located in the duck island area. You can access these trails from fall creek road. We made an entire day of it. We started at the Sinking Waters trail located off of moody road I believe. That is a great trail. It has many cool little areas and towards the end of the trail, there is a boardwalk that takes you over the "swamplands". It dumps you out on the golf course. We then Walked the the edge of the golf course until we came to the road that the stables are on. You can then walk down the road and it brings you out there at the beginning of the bridge if you were going toward the actual recreation area. We decided to stop there and eat at a little landing on the side of the lake. It was a perfect location. You can then cross the road at the golf cart crossing and you will see a sign that says "devils backbone 1.1m". This trail is a little more strenuous, but with amazing views. Follow this trail and you will eventually come out at Devils Backbone trail located behind Warriors Falls neighborhood. This is a very enjoyable hike. We made a day of it. I will recommend it to anyone and will also hike this trail again very soon!!
  • Best park!! Large multi-purpose & special need, mostly shaded playground,small Narnia walking path, treehouse, running /walking paths, disc golf, basketball, volleyball, multiple soccer field, fishing off bank, boating, kayaking,shelters, picnic table & grills, camping, pool, restaurant, Pet friendly (just NO Pets on playground ) There's more I'm probably forgetting. Just a Great place to spend time with/family. More parks like this are needed
  • Warriors is a lovely park with walking paths, bike trails, hiking, horseback riding, tennis courts, picnic tables and shelters, a marina with kayak, canoe, and paddle boat rentals, frisbee golf course, beach volleyball and basketball, and a playground for kids. I really enjoy this park. The tennis courts are cracked and have weeds and grass growing through them tho which is unfortunate. The rest of the park seems to be well upkept. Also, it is dog friendly and I love going walking and seeing all the happy pups.
  • This has a playground is one of a kind. Accessible to people with disabilities and in the theme of Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe, it's a magical place nestled by beautiful water and green space. We love taking walks here.