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South Holston Dam

Holston View Dam Road, Off Highway 421, Bristol, TN
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I love the water

I live very close to the dam and I love the water so I am at the dam/lake all the time. I enjoy... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
Barbara P
Wonderful place for a walk

We love to walk the gravel path around the island, and watch the fly fishers. The path is pretty... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2018
kimdognyc
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New York City, New York
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“fly fishing” (5 reviews)
“trout fishing” (6 reviews)
“the river” (15 reviews)
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Holston View Dam Road, Off Highway 421, Bristol, TN
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"fly fishing"
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"trout fishing"
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"the river"
in 15 reviews
"walking trails"
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"great place for walking"
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"picnic lunch"
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"picnic area"
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"weir"
in 14 reviews
"picnicking"
in 4 reviews
"generating"
in 2 reviews
"wade"
in 2 reviews
"boats"
in 4 reviews
"upstream"
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"trees"
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"beauty"
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"bbq"
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"path"
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

I live very close to the dam and I love the water so I am at the dam/lake all the time. I enjoy every part of the lake from swimming fishing boat riding, the people, picnicking, camping, marvelous sunsets and the calming of mother nature.

1  Thank Barbara P
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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

We love to walk the gravel path around the island, and watch the fly fishers. The path is pretty easily accessible and mostly flat. There are benches along the way and beautiful scenic views. Bathrooms are also on site.

Thank kimdognyc
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

Arrived early for a group fishing trip, headed over to the Dam for some quick wade fishing. Caught a nice brown trout!

Thank Schussener
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Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

We go here often, sometimes 2 times a week. It's just beautiful here, picnic areas, boats, again great views!

Thank Kelly M
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

This is one of the best trout fishing streams in the Southeast United States. People drive hundreds of miles to fish here. There is also picnic tables with BBQ grilles throughout the area. Also marked walking trails on the island of the river. Lot's of...More

Thank gamaiden
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

This area is so beautiful and peaceful with untouched nature. You come here and relax with the family or alone.

1  Thank Heather T
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Impressive and Amazing views. You can drive on top of this dam, too. There are fishing areas, picnic areas, and a visitors information area It is interesting on how the dam was built in the visitor area.

Thank Wade S
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Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Went here while my wife was travel nursing in the area. Great views and really interesting how the dam was constructed. The dam looks like a set of stairs which is awesome. Theres a snall building that tells the history of the dam so that...More

1  Thank Mark G
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Had not been to this location in about 30 years until 2 weeks ago. Not has more activity area then ever before. To top of dam for a view that is breathtaking. Picnic area on top past damn. Then back down and take road on...More

Thank Jerry W
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

We stopped here for a picnic lunch and ate by the river near where they oxidize the water and they had just released water from the dam upstream. That was cool to see the water rise and the man made water diffusing falls become louder....More

Thank scoutdreams
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bridwellj2018
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I've wondered the same, call the office
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19 July 2015|
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Take US-421 S approximately 4 miles, turn right onto Emmett Rd. go about 1 mile and stay straight onto Holston View Dam Rd. go about 1.7 miles and turn right onto TVA Rd. It's free.
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