Hamblen County’s Cherokee Park is located north of Morristown at 3075 Floyd Hall Drive on the shores of Cherokee Lake.
The 178-acre acre park provides recreation for the citizens of Hamblen County and its visitors. Facilities include picnic pavilions, an amphitheater, volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, boat ramps, RV sites, baseball-softball fields, a large playground and live entertainment on special occasions.
The Hamblen Marina at the back of the park offers rental slips for personal watercraft, bumper boat rides, john boats, sun trackers and deck boats.
The park also has a 85-site campground for RVs and tents with sites located along the shore of the lake. Several sites are designated as primitive sites for pitching a tent. Other sites include water and electrical hook-ups. The campground is equipped with bathrooms and hot showers and a dump station for self-contained RVs. Camping rates begin at $15 per day for primitive sites and $20 per day for RV hook-up sites.
Cherokee Park also offers three picnic pavilions. The largest, the Horner Daugherty Pavilion, can accommodate up to 200 people and is equipped with restrooms and a kitchen prep area. A barbecue pit, playground and horseshow pit are located behind the pavilion and the sloped field is idea for playing.
The Citizen Tribune-Jefferson Federal Amphitheatre is the site of the annual Fourth of July Celebration at Cherokee Park. Revelers converge on the park on the Fourth of July holiday weekend for live music, tons of fun and a spectacular fireworks display.
For more information, call 423-586-5232. For campground information and reservations, call 423-586-0325. For general park information, call 423-586-9596.