Holston River Park

Region: East
3300 Holston Hills Road
Knoxville, TN 37914



44 acres

Paved Trail: 2-mile loop
Natural Trail: 1-mile loop
Difficulty: easy

Holston River Park, nestled along the banks of the Holston River, provides a multi-recreational play area, ranging from two fishing piers and a canoe/kayak launch, to soccer fields, playgrounds, and trails. The Holston River Greenway circles the park providing a paved path for walkers, runners and bicyclists, while the perimeter trail winds through the forest on natural surface terrain. Let your canine friends romp unleashed in the fenced-in large or small dog sections in the PetSafe Dog Park.

Features: waterway access, fishing, paddling, greenway, trails, dog park, bicycling, skateboarding, soccer, playground, picnic areas, shelters


This beautiful 1-acre dog park at Holston River Park provides owners with the option of releasing their dogs within either a fenced-in large or small dog section. There is a human water fountain with a dog-level water bowl and spout, benches, and dog waste stations for your convenience.


Paved Trail: 2-mile loop

Winding along the Holston River, the Holston River Greenway connects fishing piers, a river overlook, playgrounds, and large sports fields before circling back, connecting the two parking areas. At the southern edge of the loop, spurring off the paved trail, is the scenic natural-surface Perimeter Trail.


Natural Trail: 1-mile loop
Difficulty: easy

The trailhead to the Perimeter Trail is just off the southern edge of the greenway loop. This scenic 1-mile natural surface trail contours the Holston River for a short distance, meandering under a beautiful oak and beech tree canopy. Trail winds through the woods passing by several rock faces and crosses over an abandoned rail line.


The Holston River supports one of east Tennessee's better warm water sport fisheries. The 2 fishing piers provide anglers with the opportunity to catch all species of black bass, although smallmouth bass and rock bass are the primary gamefish present.


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 its way downtown for a nice riverfront tour.