Bristol, Tennessee: South Holston Dam

Built by the TVA in 1950, the Holston Dam has special bubbly weirs that provide oxygen for fish.
Holston View Dam Rd, Bristol, TN
From downtown Bristol turn east onto Anderson St., which turns into US Hwy 421. Drive east for six miles. Turn right at milepost 23 onto Emmett Rd, which turns into Holston View Dam Rd. Drive two miles to the weirs, then another mile to the dam.
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Weir Dam.

South Holston Dam

Weir dam area is a nice area to have a picnic or to fish. Very clean area. This is the first Weir dam I have ever seen. It's a very calm area; nice just to sit and listen to the water run over the dam.

[Etta Miller, 12/08/2015]

This big earth dam was built in 1950. The weirs were added below the dam in 1991 to add oxygen for fish. If you drive further up the road you can drive across the dam, drive in front of the dam, sit on the dam, etc. It's a very people-friendly dam.

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