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AKA: Ft Patrick Henry Lake Reservoir

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Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, white crappie, rainbow trout, brown trout, bluegill, redear sunfish, rock bass, warmouth, white bass, striped bass and hybrid striped bass at Fort Patrick Henry Lake in Tennessee.

Fort Patrick Henry Lake, TN

Located on the southeast outskirts of Kingsport, TN, Fort Patrick Henry Reservoir is home to a laundry list if freshwater species. This 872-acre lake is easily accessible off I-81, and has several boat launch ramps at Warrior's Path State Park. The park also has camping an RV spots, as well as day use picnic areas. Shoreline fishing is available at the park and at numerous other places around the lake. While bass boats and other larger fishing boats are ideal, this winding, river lake is ideal for kayak and canoe fishing. Smallmouth bass and rainbow trout are featured species here. In addition the lake has largemouth and spotted bass, crappie, catfish, sunfish, white bass, striped bass, and others. Shallow cover of brush, trees and boat docks generally hold fish in spring and fall. River channels and ledges off these channels are ideal targets for most species, especially in summer and winter.

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Primary fish species residing in Fort Patrick Henry Lake

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Spotted bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Black crappie White crappie Rainbow trout Brown trout Bluegill Redear Sunfish Rock Bass Warmouth Sunfish White Bass Striped bass Hybrid Striped Bass

Fort Patrick Henry Reservoir Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: NO
Bait & Tackle: NO
Restaurant: YES

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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Cooks Valley Ramp TVA
Located in the northwest corner of the lake, north side, off Cooks Valley Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with limited, gravel parking.

TVA Boat Ramp at Beulah Bridge
Located in the southern section of the lake, west side, just north of the Beulah Bridge, this is a one-lane, gravel ramp with gravel parking.

Warriors Path State Park Boat Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, at the end of Warrior Drive, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Warrior's Path State Park Campground - 423 239-8531

Fort Patrick Henry Lake Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

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Contact Information

Fort Patrick Henry Lake
Warrior's Path State Park
490 Hemlock Rd,
Kingsport, TN 37663
423 239-8531


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Fort Patrick Henry Reservoir in Tennessee.

Prime smallmouth bass and rainbow trout fishing in northeast TN.

Fishing at Fort Patrick Henry Reservoir, in Tennessee.