Fort Patrick Henry Lake

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Fort Patrick Henry Lake


(423) 239-2000

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Things To Do


Named for the four-time governor of Virginia, Fort Patrick Henry Dam impounds the South Fork of the Holston River. This small lake, which is 10 miles long and covers 872 acres, is located just east of Kingsport, Tennessee and is easily accessible from Interstate 81. Favorite game fish are rainbow trout, bluegill, smallmouth and largemouth bass, and crappie.

Map of Fort Patrick Henry Lake

Latitude, Longitude: 36.498158, -82.509037



  • Boating

    Boating ramps are available.

  • Bicycling

    Please contact park services for more information.

  • Auto/Motorcycle

    Please contact park services for more information.

  • Camping

    Camping is available at nearby State Parks.

  • Fishing

    Fishing piers are available.

  • Hiking

    Trails are available.

  • Historic Sites

    Please contact park services for more information.

  • Picnicking

    Picnic tables are available.

  • RVing

    Some sites may be RV accessible.

  • Water Sports

    Boating and swimming are available.



Take exit 59 on I-81 and go north on Highway 36 approximately 2 miles. Cross the Holston River and the exit to the lake is on the right.

Phone Numbers


(423) 239-2000