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Post  chuck Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:53 pm

VC 2013 FALL Camping Event OCTOBER 11 - 13, 2013
(some campers may arrive earlier)
PANTHER CREEK State Park
2010 Panther Creek Park Road
Morristown , TN 37814
Office: 423-587-7046
Fax: 423-587-7047

Panther Creek State Park, covering approximately 1,435 acres, is located on the shores of Cherokee Reservoir, an impoundment of the Holston River. Panther Creek has 50 campsites complete with water, electrical hookups, grills, picnic tables, fire rings and a bathhouse facility. A laundromat facility is also available. The two bathhouse facilities provide hot showers, commodes, and lavatories. The campground also has a dump station for self-contained trailer rigs.

We encourage you to make reservations now! As more people become familiar with the new State Park reservation system.. these small parks, like Panther Creek.. will fill up on the weekends. It looks like most sites are $20 per night. (plus the reservation fee).

ONLINE RESERVATIONS CAN BE MADE HERE:
https://tnstateparks.itinio.com/panther-creek

If you plan to attend... copy and paste this list (below) and add your name. When you make reservations.. let us know your site number!

YES! I am attending the VC 2013 FALL Camping event at PANTHER CREEK State Park!
Chuck and Max - site #37 (arriving Thursday)


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Post  merrykalia Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:12 pm

I have never been here, so I don't know anything about it. Are we planning to get in a certain area? I know there are only a few sites that we can fit into - 33' long and 12' wide.

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Post  chuck Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:18 pm

merrykalia wrote:I have never been here, so I don't know anything about it. Are we planning to get in a certain area? I know there are only a few sites that we can fit into - 33' long and 12' wide.

Looks like the bigger (longer) sites are in the upper area.. #27 - #49.. when you click on the site number.. it shows the length.. several are 30-40 ft long.. and looks like any of them would be wide enough.

I am gonna reserve in that area..

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Post  chuck Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:31 pm

If you plan to attend... copy and paste this list (below) and add your name. When you make reservations.. let us know your site number!

YES! I am attending the VC 2013 FALL Camping event at PANTHER CREEK State Park!
Chuck and Max - site #37 (arriving Thursday)

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Post  merrykalia Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:51 pm

YES! I am attending the VC 2013 FALL Camping event at PANTHER CREEK State Park!

Chuck and Max - site #37 (arriving Thursday).
Donna, Butch and girls - site #29 (also arriving Thursday, our 38th wedding anniversary)

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Post  chuck Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:36 pm

great Donna.. Site 29 looks nice. One of the rangers (on the Panther Creek facebook page) said that was a favorite for RVs camping. Hoping we can fill in the empty spots up in that area.. then we will all be pretty close.

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Post  jb_simerly Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:47 pm

Well I am off that weekend might try to make it that is a couple hours away from me but looks like a nice camp ground
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Post  chuck Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:20 am

jb_simerly wrote:Well I am off that weekend might try to make it that is a couple hours away from me but looks like a nice camp ground
Hope you and your family can make it, jb.


If you plan to attend... copy and paste this list (below) and add your name. When you make reservations.. let us know your site number!

YES! I am attending the VC 2013 FALL Camping event at PANTHER CREEK State Park!
Chuck and Max - site #37 (arriving Thursday)
Donna, Butch and girls - site #29 (also arriving Thursday, our 38th wedding anniversary)

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Post  rconkin Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:51 pm

Chuck,
If you're the one selecting dates, you are doing a fantastic job. Both trips are at the beginning of my 7 days off. Hopefully I don't have to change crews.

YES! I am attending the VC 2013 FALL Camping event at PANTHER CREEK State Park!
Chuck and Max - site #37 (arriving Thursday)
Donna, Butch and girls - site #29 (also arriving Thursday, our 38th wedding anniversary)
Ray, Karen and kids - site #27
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Post  chuck Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:07 pm

rconkin wrote:Chuck,
If you're the one selecting dates, you are doing a fantastic job. Both trips are at the beginning of my 7 days off. Hopefully I don't have to change crews.

YES! I am attending the VC 2013 FALL Camping event at PANTHER CREEK State Park!
Chuck and Max - site #37 (arriving Thursday)
Donna, Butch and girls - site #29 (also arriving Thursday, our 38th wedding anniversary)
Ray, Karen and kids - site #27

Glad you are gonna be there.. gonna be fun! Site #27 looks like a good one!


If you plan to attend... copy and paste this list (below) and add your name. When you make reservations.. let us know your site number!

YES! I am attending the VC 2013 FALL Camping event at PANTHER CREEK State Park!
Chuck and Max - site #37 (arriving Thursday)
Donna, Butch and girls - site #29 (also arriving Thursday, our 38th wedding anniversary)
Ray, Karen and kids - site #27

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Post  chuck Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:00 pm

I took a drive up to Panther Creek SP (Saturday 2/23/13) to check it out.. see the video and more here:
https://volunteercampers.forumotion.net/t1098-panthers-creek-state-park#12115

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Post  chuck Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:45 pm

anybody else gonna make this trip? Some of you guys live close by.. hope you can come.

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Post  KralCamper Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:08 pm

We want to go. Just haven't made the reservations yet.

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Post  Richard Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:09 pm

I will be there, but like Dave, I have not made reservations yet.
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Post  chuck Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:51 am

GREAT! we have five campers planning to attend.

If you plan to attend... copy and paste this list (below) and add your name. When you make reservations.. let us know your site number!

YES! I am attending the VC 2013 FALL Camping event at PANTHER CREEK State Park!
Chuck and Max - site #37 (arriving Thursday)
Donna, Butch and girls - site #29 (also arriving Thursday, our 38th wedding anniversary)
Ray, Karen and kids - site #27
Dave and Darlene
Richard and kids

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Post  chuck Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:07 pm

I noticed that the sites on either side of mine (#35 and 39) have been reserved for the dates of our event.. but I don't think they are any of our members. Looks like that have been reserved for the entire week.

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Post  Darcamper Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:17 pm

chuck wrote:I noticed that the sites on either side of mine (#35 and 39) have been reserved for the dates of our event.. but I don't think they are any of our members. Looks like that have been reserved for the entire week.

Its not the Krals. Will have to book soon.

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Post  chuck Wed Jun 05, 2013 1:40 pm

If you plan to attend... copy and paste this list (below) and add your name. When you make reservations.. let us know your site number!

YES! I am attending the VC 2013 FALL Camping event at PANTHER CREEK State Park!
Chuck and Max - site #37 (arriving Thursday)
Donna, Butch and girls - site #29 (also arriving Thursday, our 38th wedding anniversary)
Ray, Karen and kids - site #27
Dave and Darlene
Richard and kids

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Post  chuck Sun Jun 23, 2013 11:55 am

Just a reminder...  try and book sites soon for PANTHER CREEK this fall.   I am excited about camping at a new place (for me).   This will be a short drive for some of our friends in the area..  hope you join us.

FYI.. I found my notes on PANTHER CREEK SP.  I drove around the CG.. stopped and walked around many sites.  I try and do this in CGs I might visit.  These are the comments I made.. based on what I like and don't like in a campsite.  I only list sites that I would want to reserve.

your opinions may differ..   maybe this will help someone pick a site..
here's the reservation page: https://tnstateparks.itinio.com/panther-creek

(I am in #37 for the October event)

Sites 2 and 4 (4 is best).. very nice, level at bottom.. creek side (no fishing) these two may be best in park
8 an 10, OK.. not exceptional (10 better than eight)
34 and 32..  nice, but kinda wet (34 is better)
25 not bad.. a little short
27  very good, long, level.. not much shade
38 very nice site..  shade, level, up against hill, upper end
29 long site.. faces showers and shelter
33, 35, 37,39 ad 41... all ok

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Post  SouthWestyKim Mon Jun 24, 2013 4:39 pm

YES! I am attending the VC 2013 FALL Camping event at PANTHER CREEK State Park!
Chuck and Max - site #37 (arriving Thursday)
Donna, Butch and girls - site #29 (also arriving Thursday, our 38th wedding anniversary)
Ray, Karen and kids - site #27
Dave and Darlene
Richard and kids
Kim, Carolyn and Sam the spotty dog - site #13 (arriving friday afternoon)
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Post  chuck Mon Jun 24, 2013 4:59 pm

Glad you are attending Kim!!!  Hope more will book soon!

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Post  chuck Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:44 pm

UPDATE: I checked the Panther Creek Reservation system today.. Many sites still open.. but this is a popular fall weekend for camping in October.. so reserve soon!

please copy, add your name and site number and repost, when you reserve.

YES! I am attending the VC 2013 FALL Camping event at PANTHER CREEK State Park!
(October 11-13, 2013.. Some campers arriving earlier)

RESERVED SO FAR:
1. Chuck and Max - site #37 (arriving Thursday)
2. Donna, Butch and girls - site #29 (also arriving Thursday, our 38th wedding anniversary)
3. Ray, Karen and kids - site #27
4. Kim, Carolyn and Sam the spotty dog - site #13 (arriving Friday afternoon)

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Post  S&LHOWELL Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:46 pm

please copy, add your name and site number and repost, when you reserve.

YES! I am attending the VC 2013 FALL Camping event at PANTHER CREEK State Park!
(October 11-13, 2013.. Some campers arriving earlier)

RESERVED SO FAR:
1. Chuck and Max - site #37 (arriving Thursday)
2. Donna, Butch and girls - site #29 (also arriving Thursday, our 38th wedding anniversary)
3. Ray, Karen and kids - site #27
4. Kim, Carolyn and Sam the spotty dog - site #13 (arriving Friday afternoon)
5. Steve and Lori Howell site #47 We will be there early on Friday.
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Post  merrykalia Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:33 pm

That's great, Steve and Lori. Maybe it won't rain all weekend and we will be able to visit a while.

Who else is coming? Richard? Tim? Alan? (we've missed you guys), jb?

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Post  Richard Fri Sep 13, 2013 5:48 pm

It's getting Close, I can't wait to meet the folks I don't know yet.
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