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Pretty cool sight

Make sure you go across the road at the top of the dam! Fantastic views of both the river and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Vienna, Virginia
Rainy Summer is Great

Because the greater area had had a large amount of rain this year, and particularly this summer... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Steven R
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Holston View Dam Road, Off Highway 421, Bristol, TN
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make sure you go across the road at the top of the dam! Fantastic views of both the river and lake. Nice park to have lunch at the end of the road.

Thank HappiNap
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Because the greater area had had a large amount of rain this year, and particularly this summer, the creeks and rivers are flowing full. The water is beautiful and a visit to the dam is a terrific thing to do.

Thank Steven R
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Great place to loose your thoughts and just enjoy the moment. always cooler than the surrounding area because of the cool water coming form the lake. Early in the morning or late in the evening you may get to se wild turkey or deer.

Thank outdoorguy3
Reviewed 8 August 2018

If you looking for a nice place for a small family picnic, or just a nice cool walk around the water the go to the dam. The tout fishing is pretty good also.

Thank gdut2n
Reviewed 23 July 2018

This is a very nice park. It has a 1.5 mile walk around an island, excellent fishing spots and a picnic area. It is a safe and relaxing location for a family outing.

Thank donna h
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We found the drive to the dam scenic. We stopped at the first small dam and the things in the water that acted like aerators and watched the fly fishermen for a while. We then drove up to the dam and found you could drive...More

Thank MSHS1974
Reviewed 29 June 2018

It was 95 degrees in Knoxville and too hot to do anything. We drove to the dam for something interesting to do thinking we would just spend most of the time driving. It was about 20 degrees cooler by the water and the views were...More

Thank JeanB37
Reviewed 26 June 2018

I have been documenting wildlife observation here for over 50 years! The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has done a great job of providing access to a clean and safe facility that brimming with wild life of all genre. My favorites are the birds and amphibians....More

Thank RiverLifeTN
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Our family visited South Holston Lake on Father's Day and had an excellent time. The lake was somewhat busy, but with the adjacent major TVA lake, Boone, drawn down, South Holston makes for a great alternative. The views from the lake near the dam are...More

Thank Mike D
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.

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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.