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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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My husband and I went to the dam with his cousin and boyfriend. Since they are both grew up in the area they knew all sorts of interesting facts. It was amazing to see the dam so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

My husband and I went to the dam with his cousin and boyfriend. Since they are both grew up in the area they knew all sorts of interesting facts. It was amazing to see the dam so close and when we were there they were letting water out of the dam. It was so cool. If you like history, you... More 

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Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

We stopped at the Grist Mill in Norris Dam State Park on the way to Knoxville. Very pretty setting. The dogs had a blast playing in the creek and the Clear Creek trail (an easy trail which follows the creek) was pretty cool. We liked it so much we stopped back on our way out of town!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We rented a 3 bedroom cabin for the weekend of our wedding. From the pics online we felt we were pretty safe. Little did we know... Upon entering the cabin we were dismayed to find it filled with dirty, outdated furniture. The place reeked of mildew and mold. So badly that we couldnt use the back bedroom. Half the light... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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110 reviews 110 reviews
49 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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161 reviews 161 reviews
58 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 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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