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Fly Shops & Outfitters

Bass Pro Shops
1 Bass Pro Dr, Bristol, TN 37620
423-990-5200
www.basspro.com

They carry everything for hunting and fishing with some inventory for fly-fisherman.


Eastern Fly Outfitters 

6209 Bristol Hwy, Piney Flats, TN 37686
423-538-3007
www.easternflyoutfitters.com

EFO offers a variety of fly-fishing gear and flies as well as a guide service for full-day or half-day floats.


Mahoney's Outfitters
830 Sunset Dr, Johnson City, TN 37604
423-282-5413
www.mahoneysports.com

Mahoney's is one of the oldest fly-fishing and outdoor sports outfitter in the area. Mahoneys carries a broad inventory of fly-fishing gear, flies, and clothing as well.


Mountain Sports LTD
1021 Commonwealth Ave, Bristol, VA 24201
276-466-8988
mtnsportsltd.com

Mountain Sports LTD is an Orvis-endorsed fly-fishing shop that carries a broad inventory of Orvis equipment and inventory for biking, kayaking, and hiking.


South Holston River Company
1084 Aberlea Valley Cir, Piney Flats, TN 37686
276-492-9614
www.southholstonrivercompany.com

South Holston River Company - an Orvis-endorsed river guide service operated by Patrick Fulkrod 2015 Orvis Guide of the Year, offering full-day and half-day floats.


South Holston River Fly Shop
608 Emmett Rd, Bristol, TN 37620
423-878-2822
southholstonriverflyshop.com

Conveniently located just before the boat launch at Osceola Island, the South Holston Fly Shop offers a variety of fly fishing gear from Simms to Sage and a well-stocked inventory of flies. They also offer a river guide service for full-day or half-day floats.


Virginia Creeper Fly Fishing
16501 Jeb Stuart Hwy, Abingdon, VA 24211
276-628-3826
www.vcflyshop.com

The VC fly shop is a charming fly shop with a broad inventory of fly-fishing gear and a wide assortment of flies for not only the South Holston River but for Beaver Creek, White Top Laurel, and other nearby streams.

Recreation

Virginia Creeper National Recreational Trail

The Va Creeper Trail stretches 34 miles from Abingdon, Virginia down thru the lovely town of Damascus, Va (known as the Heart of the Va Creeper) along the Whitetop Laurel River and up to its highest point Whitetop Station near the NC State Line at Whitetop, Virginia. The Va Creeper Trail is open year round to hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding.


Carvers Gap (Appalachian Trail)

Explore the high mountain balds from this gap at Roan Mountain. Step onto the Appalachian National Scenic Trail from this site or continue a few short yards up the mountain and across the state line into North Carolina and the Rhododendron Gardens area.


Beauty Spot (Appalachian Trail)

Unaka Mountain Beauty Spot is known for its stunning panoramic views of the surrounding Tennessee and North Carolina mountains. Located on the Appalachian Trail in Unicoi county, the trailhead to Beauty Spot is one of the most accessible lookouts in northeast Tennessee, just a 40-minute drive from Johnson City.


South Holston Lake

Spreading along the western edge of the Appalachian Mountains, the 7,850-acre lake is shared by Virginia and Tennessee and is easily accessible from towns throughout Southwest Virginia, including Abingdon and Bristol. Besides being among Virginia’s more sizeable reservoirs, South Holston Lake is also one of the most picturesque. Almost two-thirds of the lake is fringed by the Cherokee National Forest, providing boaters and paddlers a serene natural backdrop.


Blue Hole Falls

Blue Hole Falls is a 0.5-mile lightly trafficked loop trail near Elizabethton, TN that features a waterfall and swimming hole. It is good for all skill levels. To get there, take Highway 19E out of Elizabethton for about 10 miles, and turn left onto Panhandle Road at the brown national forest sign for “Blue Hole.”


Wahoo's Adventures (Nolichucky & Watauga Rivers) 

Wahoo’s Adventures is the High Country’s oldest and finest rafting, kayaking, canoeing, tubing, and caving adventure company–receiving two “Outfitter of the Year” awards by the Professional Paddlesports Association and we are Voted #1 on TripAdvisor.

1201 Rock Creek Rd, Erwin, TN 37650
800-444-7238
wahoosadventures.com


Bristol Motor Speedway 

The campfires, the laughs, the racing, the music, the sights, smells, and the check off your bucket list. Fierce clashes and heart-stopping finishes are hallmarks of the most popular race in NASCAR, and if history’s any indication The Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race is guaranteed to entertain guests with yet another epic battle inside the Last Great Colosseum!

151 Speedway Blvd, Bristol, TN 37620
423-989-6900
www.bristolmotorspeedway.com


Bristol Caverns

Far below the earth's surface, in the timeless beauty of Bristol Caverns, a strange and exciting experience awaits you as you wind through the vaulted chambers and along the banks of the ancient Underground River that carved these remarkable caverns from the hardcore of the earth 200 to 400 million years ago.

1157 Bristol Caverns Hwy, Bristol, TN 37620
423-878-2011
bristolcaverns.com


Lakeview Dock

Nestled in the hills of East Tennessee, our fine floating facility includes a General Store, The Wheelhouse Restaurant, Floating cottages for your South Holston Stays, and the “lookout,” a large second-story deck providing a great gathering place and beautiful views of South Holston Lake.

992 Lakeview Dock Rd, Bristol, TN 37620
423-878-4331
www.lakeviewdockhome.com

Laurel Marina & Yacht Club

A great day on the lake begins with the perfect boat. One that fits your lifestyle. Laurel Marina & Yacht Club was established with the birth of the Tennessee Valley Authority and has been matching families with fun since 1950.

191 Shady Ford Rd, Bristol, TN 37620
423-878-3721
www.laurelmarina.com

Restaurants

620 State Restaurant
620 State St, Bristol, TN 37620
423-652-0314
www.620state.com


Burger Bar
8 Piedmont Ave, Bristol, VA 24201
276-466-6200
www.theoriginalburgerbar.com


Cootie Browns (Bristol)
118 Volunteer Pkwy, Bristol, TN 37620
423-574-4723
www.cootiebrowns.com


Quaker Steak & Lube
629 State St, Bristol, VA 24201
276-644-9464
thelube.com


Ridgewood Barbeque
900 Elizabethton Hwy, Bluff City, TN 37618
423-538-7543
ridgewoodbbq.com


Southern Craft BBQ (Bristol)
15 Commonwealth Ave, Bristol, VA 24201
276-285-5044
southerncraftbbq.com