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Warriors Path: Summer in the Park
July 4 - July 9
TUESDAY, JULY 4 ✰✰✰ Happy Birthday USA ✰✰✰
12 NOON AMERICAN ART – Come show off your artistic skills and pride for
America by creating a patriotic picture! We’ll bring the art supplies, YOU
bring your creativity to the main bath house.
3:00 PM 4TH OF JULY TRIVIA CONTEST – How well do you know our
American history? Bring your brains to the Open Air Chapel and test
your knowledge of our country’s rich history. In case of rain, meet at the
main bath house
6:00 PM CAMPGROUND PARADE – Come one come all! Help celebrate America
in grand fashion! Put on your red, white, and blue and join a patriotic
parade through the campgrounds. Meet at the Open Air Chapel.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 5
8:30 AM BREAKFAST WITH THE BIRDS – Come wake up to our feathered
neighbors. Meet at the main bath house to begin a stroll through bird
country! (The first 12 people to come get free doughnut & juice!)
11:00 AM “WONDERFUL WACKY WET WEDNESDAY” – Enjoy kid-friendly
water play and learning activities, every Wednesday at 11:00 AM. This is
part of the Smithsonian Exhibit being hosted here at the park this
summer. Meet at the rec. building on Duck Island. Be ready to get wet!!
1:00 PM CRITTER PATHS – Be a critter detective! Find out what’s been
wandering through the campground habitats. Meet at the camp store.
3:00 PM CREEK WALK – Get on your old clothes and tennis shoes. It’s time to
explore the cool, clear creek waters. We’ll discover a world of amazing
life. Drive to the camp store, and we’ll carpool. Be prepared to get wet!
5:00 PM ANIMAL MASKS – What can you be? A wolf? A bear? A kitten? Or
maybe a creature you design yourself! Bring your imagination to the
main bath house.
7:00 PM “GHOST IN THE GRAVEYARD” TAG – YOU get to be the ghosts that
haunt the park in this fun nighttime version of tag. Meet at the Open Air
Chapel for a ghostly good time! In case of rain, meet at the main bath
9:00 PM EAST TENNESSEE HERITAGE – Enjoy a relaxed journey through
time as we explore East Tennessee’s history with a words and pictures.
See images of people and life in the old days! Meet at the Open Air
Chapel or the pool entrance if it’s raining.
THURSDAY, JULY 6
10:00 AM BIKE HIKE TO THE OVERLOOK -Let’s travel together, on bicycle and on
foot, to search for signs of the people and the wildlife that have traveled here.
Pedal on down to the camp store. Note that ALL riders MUST wear a bicycle
helmet. Children 10 or under must be accompanied by an adult!
12 NOON FIELD SWEEP – This green world at our feet is teeming with amazing life.
Help us “sweep up” some field discoveries. Meet at the campfire circle, east end
of the main campground.
3:00 PM BEE’S KNEES – Sure bees make delicious honey, but what else do they do?
Find out why bees are so important and what they do for us. We’ll even make
our own little pet bees that won’t sting! Buzz over to the Open Air Chapel or at
the main bath house if it’s raining.
5:00 PM BIRDS OF PREY – Meet some real live feathered hunters. Come to the Open
Air Chapel and see “whooo…” is waiting for you. If it is raining, meet at the main
7:00 PM SMITHSONIAN LECTURE SERIES – Each Thursday at 7:00 PM during the
Smithsonian exhibit here at the park, you can hear from a different expert
speaker on a selected Water|Ways topic. Tonight’s speaker is Patricia Ezzell,
Senior Program Manager at TVA, who will share an “inside peek” into the
history and work of the Tennessee Valley Authority. Meet at the Recreation
Building on Duck Island.
FRIDAY, JULY 7
9:30 AM HOLSTON BLUFFS RAILROAD TOUR – Our park is tied to history through
the rails! Let’s hike the old railroad grade, and hear the stories of these old
railroaders’ lives. Meet at the campfire circle in the center of the OVERFLOW
11:00 AM WEIRD SCIENCE – Come awaken your inner scientist and observe some weird,
wacky science experiments. No lab needed! Meet at the Open Air Chapel or he
main bathhouse if it’s raining.
12:30 PM PICNIC HIKE – Let’s “feed” our eyes and ears on park scenery, and then feed
ourselves a picnic lunch. Bring your bag lunch to the Open Air Chapel.
1:00 PM “YOUR STORY FRIDAY” – Here’s YOUR chance to be a part of the
Smithsonian exhibit here at the park. Each Friday at 1:00 PM, we’ll have a
sound recording booth where you can record your family history and how our
region’s water resources have affected you! Meet at the Recreation Building on
2:30 PM PINCHING PENNIES – Come one come all, can you beat the high-score in this
“chilling” game? Meet in front of the pool to test your strength of will.
4:00 PM NATURE ART – You’ll be amazed at how creative you can be with nature’s own
“crayons”. Meet at the Open Air Chapel to create your own natural masterpiece.
If it is raining, meet at the main bath house.
7:00 PM NATURE GAMES – Don’t miss the natural fun – for the young or the young-atheart!
Meet at the Open Air Chapel for some lively games about our natural
world. If it’s raining, meet at the main bath house.
9:00 PM HUG-A-TREE AND SURVIVE – Do you know how to keep yourself and your
children safe in the woods? Enjoy this special slide program on how to keep from
getting lost, and how to keep safe if you are lost in the woods. Meet at the Open
Air Chapel, or pool entrance if it is raining.
SATURDAY, JULY 8
9:30 AM RIPARIAN RETREAT – Riparian means along the creek bank! Come along for
a cool hike near Fall Creek, on the far side of the Devil’s Backbone. Drive to the
camp store, and we’ll carpool.
11:00 AM MORNING BIKE RIDE – Meet at the camp store and we’ll pedal around the
park. Enjoy the cool of the morning, the wind in your face, and the richness of
park scenery. Note that ALL riders MUST wear a bicycle helmet. Children 10 or
under must be accompanied by an adult!
1:00 PM NATURE SCAVENGER HUNT – Do you have a sharp eye for nature?
Discover the natural wonders around us and see if you can find all the items on
the list! Meet at the Open Air Chapel.
3:00 PM BEACH SEARCH – The lakeshore is full of tiny beaches, full of signs of wildlife
and clues to the people who once traveled here. Each wave brings us new things
to find! Meet at the main bath house to begin our natural “treasure hunt.”
6:00 PM EARTHBALL GAMES – Let’s have a ball – a six foot tall ball!! Meet at the
Open Air Chapel for some lively, cooperative games. If it rains, we’ll have some
smaller ball games at the main bath house.
9:00 PM CAMPFIRE – What a perfect combination: A dark night, a crackling fire, and
some local, traditional ghost tales. Meet at the campfire circle, east end of the
main campground. If it is raining, we’ll have an indoor “campfire” at the pool
SUNDAY, JULY 9
9:00 AM WORSHIP SERVICE – Enjoy a peaceful morning worship service at the Open
Air Chapel, or at the pool entrance if it is raining. Sponsored by the Colonial
Heights Baptist Church.
SPECIAL NOTE: Please remember that fireworks,
firecrackers, etc. are not permitted in Tennessee
State Parks. Thank you for helping to keep it a safe
July 4th celebration!
Just so you’ll know…Warriors’ Path State Park is hosting a Smithsonian
Institute traveling exhibit called “Water|Ways” this summer: Each day from
noon to 6 PM, through August 6, you can enjoy this amazing interactive exhibit at
the park’s Recreation Building on Duck Island.
In case of medical emergencies, contact the Park Ranger on duty at 423-765-5534