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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 2 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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Hertford, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
44 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
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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34 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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LaFayette, Georgia
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116 helpful votes 116 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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