New handicap-accessible fishing ramp opens to the public

Construction is finished on a new fishing ramp that will allow everyone to enjoy the Holston river. The new handicap-accessible ramp at South Holston Dam will allow people to safely get down to the water to fish.

It all started when a few locals from the area called the Tennessee Valley Authority and asked if they would consider making the ramp handicap accessible. “This is a beautiful place to fish, it’s a wonderful place to fish, and there are just so many people that want to and that can’t….and now they can,” said Bobbie Rouse.

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