Beaver Creek Dam was built in Southwest Virginia in the 1960's to provide flood protection and recreation for the Bristol, Tennessee-Virginia area. Beaver Creek is a flood detention dam with no permanent reservoir pool.
Sugar Hollow Park, managed by the city of Bristol, offers walking and bike trails that ramble back and forth across the creek and dam area. The park also includes soccer and softball fields, a swimming pool and playground, as well as picnic areas and camp sites. During heavy rains, some of these amenities are flooded as they are built within the retention area of the dam.
Clear Creek Dam and Reservoir, a couple of miles north of Beaver Creek Dam, features a public golf course that unfolds around the scenic reservoir. The fishing dock at the reservoir is accessible via the golf course fairway.
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