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South Holston Dam

Holston View Dam Road, Off Highway 421, Bristol, TN
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Beautiful area

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
Heather T

Impressive and Amazing views. You can drive on top of this dam, too. There are fishing areas... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wade S
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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“the river” (14 reviews)
Holston View Dam Road, Off Highway 421, Bristol, TN
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago 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

Thank tnguitarguy6
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 3 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 13 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 13 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
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

The damn is in the middle of nowhere but beautiful! The walking trails are good for young children. My couples, joggers and families when we were there. Can be windy but overall a great place for walking or enjoying nature. Good place to take pictures.

1  Thank Drcalain
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Response from Deb J | Reviewed this property |
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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.