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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

Norris dam was the first built by the TVA in the late 1930s.

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Beautiful... Spend a few minutes or a few hours

Beautiful views and lots of nature. Take a walk on one of the many trails or put a kayak/canoe in at the canoe launch. Clean bathroom facilities. Watched a few people fly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Kingston, Tennessee
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Kingston, Tennessee
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257 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful views and lots of nature. Take a walk on one of the many trails or put a kayak/canoe in at the canoe launch. Clean bathroom facilities. Watched a few people fly fishing but not catching. Visiting during winter when water is low. Will be back when the water is high.

Thank tracylynh
Richton, Mississippi
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68 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I always make Norris Dam a drive through when I am in the area. It is a beautiful park and also has a museum that is worth stopping and going through. They have cabins also and a place for RVS.

Thank msradwoman
Knoxville, Tennessee
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109 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We just happened upon a 1 hour ranger guided boat ride on the lake. It was just beautiful with the leaves turning. The guided tour was great getting to learn more about the dam and the area.

Thank JeanB37
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This is a beautiful place to camp! Sites for big and smaller campers on concrete pads along with sites for tents with an asphalted area for their cars. There are handicap sites here in the west part that allows for wheelchairs to travel to the bathroom/bathing facilities via a sidewalk. The beautiful hiking trail out of the west camping area... More 

Thank wwmom
Minden, Louisiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Nothing to dislike...great place to get back to nature or enjoy a picnic with families. Trout fishing, boating, camping, backpacking, etc...it's all available right there at Norris Dam State Park.

Thank Mallsup2112
Maumelle, Arkansas
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37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Very quiet location with a great view of the Dam from the observation platform. Picnic areas are available and plenty of fishing on the water.

Thank Winn V
Nw Florida
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51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

A beautiful park. The staff and rangers were very friendly and go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable. The cabins are very nice and well equipped and very family friendly. Everything is furnished from pot & pans to linens. Just bring yourself and food for your stay. There are also laundry facilities on-site. Will be coming back... More 

Thank ChristineNWFlorida
Singapore, Singapore
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45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

We visited Norris Dam at 6 plus in the evening after a shower rain. The river looks heavenly with the fog all around. We are walking on cloud nine. Love it!

Thank JorinGoh
Clinton, Tennessee
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The park has play grounds, swimming pool, cabins, and lots of picnic tables. A good place for family reunions or just take the kids for a play day and picnic.

Thank Felicia F
bonita springs,fl
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45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Wanted to view tva. Dams. Norris is not far. from Knoxville. Green blue water great boating. Yet no swimming allowed. Boating , hiking , picnics. Beautiful views of the lake. A must do hen you are in knoxville

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