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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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Heavenly river at Norris Dam

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

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!

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Clinton, Tennessee
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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.

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bonita springs,fl
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

A great place to camp. The west campgrounds are very accommodating. I would have rated this a 5 if the bath house was updated. All other amenities were acceptable.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I just returned from camping, they have done some upgrades to the campgrounds, a new play area has been added for the kidos, it is new, safe and fun for all kids, the Park Rangers are fantastic and friendly. this is a great place for a one day visit or a weeks camping trip.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We arrived on a Friday night and was using cabin 10 for a anniversary party on that Saturday. When we arrived many things went wrong. The doors didn't lock, at all. There was no service unless we went out to our cars, therefore no wifi. We had two TVs and neither worked and we we're going to show the wedding... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Breathtaking even in the rain! So glad we made the stop! The view from either side of the dam is stupendous. We drove over the dam and out to the marina as well, it was great seeing all the fly fishers out in the water as well.

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Woodstock, Georgia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Norris Dam state Park has so many things to offer. The water is the prettiest river or lake water I have ever seen. They have an overlook that gives you a wonderful view of the water, dam, and the mountains. They have fireworks at the dam on Saturday night, and they have music at the museum on Sundays from 2... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Historic, beautiful, clean and full of wildlife. Love the hiking trails! Fishing and boating is awesome!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is a place you can drive around and oftentimes see deer, wildflowers, enjoy boating, fishing, hiking, and there's also a park with a kids playground and table areas for picnicking. I think there may be a winery. It's fairly convenient to the interstate as well.

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