Holston River Park
Knoxville, TN 37914
Choose your playing field — land or water — or both! Holston River Park, nestled along the banks of the Holston River, augments a multi-recreational play area. If water is your choice, there are 2 fishing piers and a canoe launch. If you prefer to stay on the ground, the park has 2 soccer fields, lots of open space, playgrounds, and trails. The Holston River Greenway circumvents the park providing a paved path for walkers, runners and bicyclists, while the perimeter trail winds through the forest on natural surface terrain, forming a loop along the southern edge of the park. There are picnic areas and a playground for families and friends to gather and enjoy. Let your canine friends romp unleashed in the fenced-in large or small dog sections in the PetSafe Dog Park.
Bicycling: Holston River Park is a start location for many routes that ride the back-country roads heading in the Kodak direction. For history buffs, the 4-mile (one-way) ride to visit the historic Ramsey House Plantation is a nice option. For pictorial views of the Great Smoky Mountains rising above pastoral farmland, the 14-mile (one-way) ride over to the Seven Islands Wildlife Refuge makes a wonderful outing.
Fishing: The Holston River supports one of east Tennessee's better warmwater sport fisheries. It provides anglers with the opportunity to catch all species of black bass, although smallmouth bass and rock bass are the primary gamefish present.
Paddling: Upstream or downstream, the paddling from the Park offers many small inlets to explore. The Holston River heading downstream merges with the Tennessee River and bends it's way downtown for a nice riverfront tour.
Trails: From the paved Holston River Greenway, travel around to the southern edge of this loop to pick up the Perimeter Trail. This scenic one-mile nature trail winds along the Holston River, meandering under a beautiful oak and beech tree canopy and crosses over an abandoned rail line. Residents from the surrounding neighborhoods can access this trail via connectors at the corners of both Riverside Drive and Holston Hills Road.
City of Knoxville Park
Telephone: 3-1-1 or 865-215-4311
Park Size: 44 acres
Paved Trail: 2 mile loop
Natural Trail: 1.0 mile loop
Hours: dawn till dusk
Entrance: 3300 Holston Hills Road
Directions: Take I-40 east to James White Parkway and take the Riverside Drive exit. Turn right at the stop sign onto Riverside Drive and stay straight at 1.2 miles to remain on Riverside Dr. After 1 mile make a left onto Holston Hills Rd and the park will be 0.3 miles on the right. There are 2 parking areas, the second one offers a boat ramp.
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