South Holston Lake


$5.7MTotal Value
South Holston Lake, Virginia

South Holston Lake real estate is regarded as a top twenty market in Virginia for lake homes and lake lots.

Typically, buyers can find 10 South Holston Lake homes for sale, and 30 lake lots and land for sale. Offering houses at many price points, South Holston Lake homes for sale have an average list price of $389,000.

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About South Holston Lake
Washington County, Virginia

South Holston Lake is a 7,580-acre reservoir administered by the Tennessee Valley Authority, split by the Virginia-Tennessee Boundary. The nearest major cities are Johnson City and Kingsport, Tennessee.

On the Virginia side, the closest hospital is Johnston Memorial Hospital, and the closest airport is the Tri-Cities Aiport in Tennessee.

Residents can also visit restaurants on the Virginia side such as The Girl & The Raven, Rain Restaurant, and JJ's Restaurant & Sports Bar.

Lakeside Fun

The Virginia portion of South Holston Reservoir offers residents more than 1,600 surface acres of water.

Residents of South Holston Lake can partake in many activities such as boating, water skiing, jet skiing, canoeing, white water rafting, fishing, swimming, and relaxing on the shoreline. The lake has several full-service marinas and campgrounds for overnight accommodations.

Anglers looking to toss out a line will need a fishing license but will love the healthy populations of fish here. They will find black bass, bluegill, crappie, catfish, brown trout, rainbow trout, and walleye.

In Virginia, there are boat launch areas at Washington County Park (fee required), the Sportsman’s Marina (fee required), the Avens ramp, and Whittaker Hollow near the lake’s headwaters.

Entertainment in Kingsport

Residents looking to explore the area of Kingsport will enjoy all of the things that the town has to offer, from outdoor excursions to family fun and nightlife.

For beautiful sights on earth or in space, check out the Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium, where visitors can explore hiking trails and gaze at the stars under the roof of the planetarium.

Another popular location in Kingsport is the Kingsport Aquatic Center, where guests can get the best in physical fitness and fun through the area’s only Olympic-sized swimming pool.

Other highlights of the city include shopping, golfing, a selfie trail, delicious dining and drink options, and dog-friendly parks.

Visit Johnson City

Johnson City is nestled in the foothills of the scenic Appalachian Mountains and has big-city amenities, small-town Southern charm, and world-class outdoor recreation.

If you're looking for more outdoor fun, the city has so many options to do so. Residents and tourists enjoy boating, caving, cycling, disc golfing, fishing, hiking, exploring numerous parks, walking trails, and visiting waterfalls.

For those traveling with children, the city has plenty of fun activities to interest them. Top attractions include Bright’s Zoo, The Gray Fossil Site, and Hands On! Discovery Center.

Of age residents and visitors can explore the nightlife scene and grab a drink at popular breweries, including Johnson City Brewing and Yee-Haw Brewing.

Other popular attractions are the International Storytelling Center, the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, the Rocky Mount Living History Museum, and Appalachian GhostWalks.

A Vibrant Yet Relaxed Area

Those looking for a vibrant area with things to do with plentiful opportunities for relaxation will enjoy calling South Holston Lake home.