LAUREL MARINA

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How big is South Holston Lake?

South Holston Lake has 160 miles of shoreline with 8 miles of island shoreline and 7,550 surface acres.

How deep is the lake?

The maximum depth of the lake is approximately 130 feet.

What kind of fish are in the lake?

Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, White Bass, Black Bass, Bluegill, Crappie, Catfish, Walleye and Sunfish. South Holston Lake is well known as a fly fisherman’s paradise.

When was South Holston Dam built?

The construction of South Holston Dam was started on February 16, 1942 and was completed November 20, 1950.

How big is the South Holston Dam?

South Holston Dam, at a whopping 285 feet high and 1,600 feet in length, is the third largest earthen dam in the world. This massive earth and rock structure holds back the waters of South Holston Lake which extends some 24 miles up the river from the dam.

When is the best time to see fall colors?

Mid-September to mid-October is the best time to see fall colors.

Can people fish from the dock?

Sorry, but no. For the safety of other people, we ask that people who want to fish close to the marina go to the shoreline.

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