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Norris Dam State Park

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Address: 125 Village Green Circle, Rocky Top, TN 37769-5932
Phone Number: 865-426-7461
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: Norris dam was the first built by the TVA in the late 1930s.

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Rustic and modern cabins close to Knoxville at Norris Dam State Park

If you are willing to make the 20 minute drive you cant beat the price for the rustic cabins at Norris Dam Park. The modern cabins offer 3 bedrooms for around $120 night. Trout... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
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Memphis, Tennessee
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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you are willing to make the 20 minute drive you cant beat the price for the rustic cabins at Norris Dam Park. The modern cabins offer 3 bedrooms for around $120 night. Trout fishing is great in the Clinch River below the dam. Several excellent hiking trails offer some challenging topography. The paved walking trail below the dam is... More 

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Norris Dam State Park is a nice park to visit any time of the year, but, if you get a chance, take one of their boat rides in the fall. It's reasonable at $7 a person and the Ranger-led tour in a pontoon boat is enjoyable and informative.

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We saw the sign to the Norris Dam when we were driving in Tennessee and diverted down a pleasant country road and followed the signs. Before we reached it we came across a weir on the Clinch River which we stopped and wandered along a path to see it and then continued onto the dam. There was a small visitor... More 

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East TN
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I contemplating camping here, but the only sites available were under high voltage power lines, next to a tower. I ended up leaving and not camping. Who wants to enjoy the great outdoors under a high voltage power line. I wish the dingalings in the park ranger office had warned me my camping site was under high voltage power lines.... More 

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Bourbonnais, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Rented the aqua bikes to cruise around the reservoir. http://www.norrispaddlingadventures.com/. John (owner) spent the time and asked the right questions to make sure we got the most out of our trip. Hydrobikes are super easy to use. I wore my gym shoes for the first half hour before switching to barefoot. (my shoes were dry the hole time) Was hesitant... More 

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New Iberia, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It is a gorgeous day on the lake. Enjoyed great company with friends. The day was sunny, people jumping into the lake, and boat rides made for water fun.

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Franklin Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We had always saw the Dam from a boat or jet ski but the view from the Dam state park road was nice too. We went to the mill and it was lovely and the sound of the water and creek was very tranquil. We had our dog with us and nice dog friendly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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

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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