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Norris Dam State Park makes a great Tennessee Vacation

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Rocky Top, TN — Located on the Norris Reservoir, Norris Dam State Park is a 4,038 acre park and is a favorite among visitors on their Norris Lake Tennessee vacation! Experience the beauty of Norris Dam State Park. The dam is 265 feet high and stretches 1,860 feet across the Clinch river.

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Norris Dam State Park

Plan your next Tennessee vacation and be sure to visit Norris Dam State Park. This 4,038 acre park began in 1933, by TVA and provides plenty of beautiful forested valleys and ridges. Visitors to the park enjoy sparkling streams, wildflower trails and more! Camping is available in two areas of the park with 75 sites and access to bathhouses. Outdoor water recreation for the park includes hiking trails, boating, skiing and fishing with a full service marina. Rental pontoon boats are available, as well as a boat ramp for the general public.

Norris Dam

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Aerial view of Norris Dam reservoir used for hydroelectric and flood control on the Clinch River in Anderson County.


Norris Dam built in the mid-1930s, was the first major project for the Tennessee Valley Authority. The dam is 1,860 feet long and is 265 feet high across the Clinch river. Today, Norris Lake is the largest reservoir on a tributary of the Tennessee River with 33, 840 acres of water surface and 809 miles of shoreline. Visitors can drive up to the overlook and view the panoramic views of Norris Lake!

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The TVA System of Multi-Purpose Dams at Norris Dam overlook!


Camping at Norris Dam State Park

Camping at Norris Dam State Park
RV Camper at West Campground in Norris Dam State Park! There are two areas to choose from with 75 camping sites and access to bathhouses.


Hiking Trails

Hiking Trails at Norris Dam State Park
Entrance to Hootin Hollow Trailhead on the Andrews Ridge Trailhead at Norris Dam State Park!


Grist Mill & Threshing Barn

Grist Mill at Norris Dam State Park
Visitors enjoy closeup interaction with a working grist mill at Norris Dam State Park!

Threshing Bar at Norris Dam State Park
The Appalachian lifestyle that remains a part of Tennessee history. Today visitors can walk inside and see a part of history.


Lenoir Museum Cultural Complex

Lenoir Museum Cultural Complex at Norris Dam State Park
Visitors experience everyday life in Appalachia at Lenoir Museum Cultural Complex. Within walking distance from the Grist Mill and Threshing Barn at Norris Dam State Park.


Norris Dam State Park Map

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Directions

From I-75, take exit 128 and go 2.5 miles south on Hwy. 441 to the entrance of the park.

Norris Dam State Park
125 Village Green Circle
Lake City, TN 37769

Telephone: (865) 494-7461
Website:www.norrisdamstatepark.org

Park Activities: boating, cabin rentals, camping, fishing, hiking trails, marina, picnic facilities, swimming, summer programs, national trail day, wildflower hikes, fall color boat cruises, junior ranger camp, pickin in the park, public lands day

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