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Herbert Holt Park, Gatlinburg

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Herbert Holt Park is the location of Gatlinburg's Trout Rearing Facility. The facility is managed to maintain a trout fishery, specifically Rainbow trout, within the city limits of Gatlinburg, TN. Fish reared at the facility are transported throughout and stocked into the city's waters on Thursday, no fishing on Thursday. The waters around the park, including a short distance upstream and downstream, are designated as "children only." The park also provides a handicap-accessible fishing pier within this section of children only waters. The pier allows wheelchair-bound individuals to get right down next to the river to fish, and is unique because it is among the first, if not the only, fast-water handicap fishing pier in the state. The pier is restricted to children as well as wheelchair-bound people of all ages. All other fishing regulations apply.

The West Prong of the Little Pigeon River is the main waterway that travels through Gatlinburg's city limits. It is accessible to fishermen within the Gatlinburg city limits from just downstream of the Gatlinburg Welcome Center on U.S. 441 through town up to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park boundary at the south end of Gatlinburg. There are three tributaries of the West Prong that are also included in Gatlinburg's fishable waters: Dudley Creek, Roaring Fork Creek, and LeConte Creek.

There is a second "children only" section of stream at Mynatt Park located along LeConte Creek. This section extends from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park boundary to approximately a quarter mile downstream from Mynatt Park.

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  • As you enter the Gatlinburg City Limits from Pigeon Forge turn on the first road to your right. The park is located at the end of the street directly on the river. My wife and I took a picnic lunch...  more »
  • I love that there is an area designed for "kids only" to fish. The issue, however, is that while we were there I counted 13 adults fishing and not a single child other than my own. There are signs posted everywhere that say kids 12 & under only. Some enforcement of this rule would be great. We didn't catch a thing or even see any trout in the water and were there the day after the stream was stocked.
  • One of our favorite spots. A little hard to find but once you do it is very peaceful and quiet. Nice playground and beautiful spot on the river. The kids loved skipping rocks and enjoying the views.

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