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Norris Dam State Park

125 Village Green Circle, Rocky Top, TN 37769-5932
865-426-7461
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Rocky Top
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Dams
Description: Norris dam was the first built by the TVA in the late 1930s.
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English first
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64 reviews 64 reviews
34 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

When we were passing through the area, we stopped for two nights at Norris Dam. It is near Clinton where we visited the Museum of Appalachia. The bathhouse was clean but well used. Our son loved the trout fishing. We enjoyed the museum of local history in the park as well as the old mill. Camping was reasonable. Other attractions... More

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Sevierville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The cabin was cozy and clean on the inside. The dark stained wood inside makes it a little TOO dark, it would be nice if the ceilings were lighter in color. The oven in the kitchen is just too annoying to use, it opens up to the other side of the tiny kitchen and you have to get your food... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My husband and I needed a little time alone...popped up a tent at Norris dam, hiked a little, biked a little and spent a lot of time together. Was a great place, Lots of fun and was very quiet.

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LaFayette, Georgia
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44 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

After a couple of extra stressful weeks me and my wife decided to "hit the road" and take a little "mini-vacation". When I got to looking around at places to go, I ran across Norris Dam State Park, saw the incredibly cheap prices for the "rustic" cabins, looked at the pictures, and decided to book us a cabin for two... More

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Miamisburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The dam was an amazing architectural masterpiece! Check out the river, the museum, and the dam info center! You won't be disappointed!

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Rocky Top, Tennessee
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This is a nice place to stop if you are driving through TN and pass the Lake City exit. It is about 5 minutes from the interstate, they have a camping, a pool, hiking/walking trails, picnic areas, boat dock, lake, river, Norris Dam, Norris Dam overlook, Grist Mill, Museum, not a lot of driving to see everything. I highly recommend... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Great place, friendly people, great activities and a learning experience as well....who knew one could shoot an anvil that high in the air?!

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Duluth, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

It's a pretty amazing site seeing the dam. Driving over it is fun. The museum was pretty interesting. Knowing that Lake City has few to none attractions, this was a fun thing to experience.

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Neat view, helpful gentleman and good info at the visitor's center. Driving over the dam is neat after watching the vehicle cross it. Glad we went!

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Corryton, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Great campground and a lot of things to do. Right between the park at Norris Dam Marina is Norris Paddling Adventures where you can rent kayaks; single, fishing and two person. Canoe, stand-up paddleboards and Hydro-Bikes(water-bikes). The Marina offers power boats and a restaurant. Knoxville is only 30 mins away.

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