TVA Beaver Creek Dam and Reservoir

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.

For more information about TVA dams, visit www.tva.gov.

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Location

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Latitude: 36.641691 Longitude: -82.111614 Elevation: 1901 ft

Seasons Accessible

All Seasons; check with the City of Bristol, Virginia for seasons of operation of Sugar Hollow Park and Clear Creek Golf Club.

How to Get There

From Bristol 

Beaver Creek Dam: take US-81 N to exit 7 (Old Airport Road); turn left (north). Merge right onto Lee Highway, then left on Sugar Hollow Road.

Clear Creek Dam: take US-81 N to exit 7 (Old Airport Road); turn left (north). Continue straight on Clear Creek Road/Wallace Pike, turn left on Harleywood Road.

Turn right onto US-11 N/US-19 N

Turn left onto Sugar Hollow Rd

The dam will be on your right

Fees

Visitor centers, trails, boat ramps, and canoe access points operated by TVA are provided to the public with no fee; check with the City of Bristol, Virginia to reserve campsites, ball fields or pavilions at Sugar Hollow Park

ADA Accessibility Notes

NA

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets welcome but must be kept on a leash no longer than 6-feet. TVA is a partner of Leave No Trace and requests that visitors follow Leave No Trace practices, including picking up after your pet.

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