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Big Ridge State Park offers plenty of outdoor activities for a great Tennessee Vacation

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Maynardville, TN — Developed by TVA and the National Park Service, Big Ridge State Park around Norris Lake, Tennessee offers something for everyone. Outdoor activities include guided nature tours, boating and swimming to backcountry camping.

Big Ridge State Park

Park office and Visitors Center at Big Ridge State Park in Maynardville, Tennessee!

Topographic map with details on everything you can find at Big Ridge State Park!

Children's playground with Basketball Courts and Tennis Courts in the rear at Big Ridge State Park!

Big Ridge State Park lies on 3,687 acres on the southern shores of TVA's Norris Reservoir just 25 miles north of Knoxville. Big Ridge State Park was one of five demonstration parks developed by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in cooperation with the National Park Service and the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). The park is an example of public recreation development along TVA lakeshores with plenty of outdoor activities for everyone to enjoy. The structures on the park reflect the craftsmanship and stonework of the CCC. Today, along the trails you may see remnants of the homes and farms that existed here prior to the birth of the TVA.

Big Ridge State Park offers plenty of hiking trails for all levels at Big Ridge State Park!

Big Ridge State Park offers a variety of outdoor activities including rental cabins, camping, picnic areas, planned programs and special events, play grounds and playing fields, bicycling, hiking trails, boating, fishing and swimming. There are over 15 miles of hiking trails ranging from easy to rugged. The park has a large paved parking lot. Tour buses are welcome and are accessible through most roads. Facilities that are accessible to persons with a disability include cabins, group camp sites and campground, recreation hall and park office.

View of Norris Lake and fishing areas around Big Ridge State Park!

Old boat dock at Big Ridge State Park with excellent views of the mountains and water on Norris Lake!

Bridge overlooking boat dock and Norris Lake! The area also offers plenty of picnic tables for family gatherings!

A park ranger on a horse at Big Ridge State Park heading up to the campground areas!

Big Ridge State Park Map



From I-75 exit 122, take Hwy. 61 east for approximately 12 miles. Park entrance is on the left. The park is located between the cities of Andersonville and Maynardville.

Big Ridge State Park
1015 Big Ridge Road
Maynardville, TN 37807

Telephone: (865) 922-5523

Park Activities: boating, public boat launch ramp, 50 campsites, rv sites, group camping, 18 bunkhouses, fishing, hiking trails, backcountry camping, picnic facilities, playgrounds, swimming, sandy beach, sand volleyball, tennis courts, horseshoe pits, basketball courts, softball field, wheel chair accessible playground, park office

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