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“Old childhood stomping grounds”
Review of South Holston Dam

South Holston Dam
Ranked #4 of 18 things to do in Bristol
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Reviewed 21 April 2013

On a recent trip to the area with my wife, we visited the Dam ad Weirs. I grew up a few miles from the dam and remember fishing in the river for trout. Time have changed with the addition of the weirs the river has gron in popularity with trout fishermen. The river was full of fishermen wading and drifting in boats. The weir has a park with walking trails, picknick tables, and boat landing.

2  Thank Mike K
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Reviewed 10 March 2013

This is one of the most beautiful places in the world ! This man made dam sits in the foot hills of TN and straddles the TN/VA line. The dam site is situated in an area where the river descends out of the Appalachian Mountains and enters the upper Holston Valley, My family has picnicked here for over 40 years as well as used the surrounding Holston River for boating. There is lots of shades and picnic tables as well as marked hiking trails. TVA has a small building on site that serves as a restroom facility and has a brief history , including maps, of the area and the dam. When visiting the area don't miss this scenic wonder, it is a must day trip !

2  Thank Angela B
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Reviewed 19 September 2012

Nice to see what the TVA has done. We only drove in and on the dam but a decent experience. I'd give it a 3 or 4 out of 5

Thank Fastphilad
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Reviewed 11 August 2012 via mobile

I personally love to use this area for photography shoots. But when traveling and looking for a nice area to have a picnic this is a wonderful place... Plenty of shade and picnic areas plus plenty of room for children to run and play. Although there are no playgrounds for the children to play.

Thank armywife070308
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Reviewed 17 May 2012

This Is A Really Fun Place, My Uncle Owns A Campground Here, We Visit Often As We Can, Its Always Fun, Its Clean Water, A Great Place To Boat And Fish.

1  Thank Aaron S
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