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South Holston Dam

Holston View Dam Road, Off Highway 421, Bristol, TN
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Great relaxing place.

This is one of the best trout fishing streams in the Southeast United States. People drive... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
via mobile
Beautiful area

This area is so beautiful and peaceful with untouched nature. You come here and relax with the... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
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“fly fishing” (4 reviews)
“trout fishing” (6 reviews)
Holston View Dam Road, Off Highway 421, Bristol, TN
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 23 May 2017

My wife and I go frequently to weir dam and walk the trail. Plenty of trees, ground cover, and the trail is interesting walking along the water. Fun!!

Thank Frank F
Reviewed 15 April 2017

The South Holston Dam is a one of a kind sight seeing experience. The view from a top of the dam is spectacular in any direction you look. Then a drive down to the weir dam and park for a picnic or some fishing for...More

2  Thank Pi330lot
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This park was clean, had plenty of parking and it was a great place to see the beauty East Tennessee has to offer. We saw ducks, fly fishermen and walked the beautiful trails. It was very peaceful. Continue up the road & you will find...More

2  Thank AniMAASity
Reviewed 14 February 2017

One of my favorite places to go. Great shaded places with picnic tables. Walking on the island. Many people fly fish when the dam is not generating. Beautiful, restful spot! A must if you are in Bristol!

2  Thank Kathy H
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Response from Deb J | Reviewed this property |
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.