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Norris Dam State Park

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If you like nature you don't want to miss this amazing place. There is a park for the kids to play... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jeni S
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Glencoe, Alabama
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Well, they have apparently updated since some of the past reviews. We stayed in the CCC cabins and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sweeniesdad
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Lexington KY
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Sitting on Norris Dam reservoir, this park covers 4000 acres of space. From boating on the reservoir and hiking the 20+ miles of trails, to exploring the historic buildings, or camping on the 75+ camp sites available, this park is for everyone. More...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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125 Village Green Cir, Rocky Top, TN 37769-5003
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+1 865-426-7461
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We have stayed at this state park on several occasions but usually camping. This time the whole family stayed in 2 cabins and rented a pontoon. I like that the furniture had been updated in the living room based on what it was years ago....More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you like nature you don't want to miss this amazing place. There is a park for the kids to play. Great place for a picnic lunch. great place to relax and enjoy nature.

Thank Jeni S
Wendy M, Front Office Manager at Norris Dam State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your kind response! We hope to see you at Norris Dam state Park again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, they have apparently updated since some of the past reviews. We stayed in the CCC cabins and thought it was just great. Mind you, they are cabins built in the 30's so they are not the Hilton. They are rustic, but we enjoy that...More

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Wendy M, Front Office Manager at Norris Dam State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your very kind response! We hope to see you at Norris Dam State Park again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing place in our own backyard! The Damn, marina, the park and pool! The marina has pontoon boat and paddle boat rentals.... Cabin rentals and also camping sites are also available. Just a great place for a few days or a week! Great...More

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Wendy M, Front Office Manager at Norris Dam State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review!

Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

Three of us were on a Jet Ski ride and we stopped for gas and lunch. Grumpy Gary’s is a fantastic place to eat. Food and service were awesome. We were all from the Stardust area but the food is worth the trip up there....More

Thank Jim G
Wendy M, Front Office Manager at Norris Dam State Park, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2018

Thank you for the information about Norris Lake.

Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

Water and electric was nice for camper sites. Sites are on the small side and right close to your neighbor. Hiking trails look nice. People were catching fish downstream of dam.

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Wendy M, Front Office Manager at Norris Dam State Park, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2018

Thank you for your review. We hope you visit Tennessee State Park's again soon!

Reviewed March 28, 2018

It is nice at the top of the mountain but if you have a vehicle over 30' you will have a difficult time with the 180 degree switchback curves The warning sign should be at the entrance on Highway 441. You will not be able...More

1  Thank acmevintage
Tennessee S, Owner at Norris Dam State Park, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2018

Thank you for the feedback about the road. We will inform the park manager with your suggestion for a sign on the highway.

Reviewed December 29, 2017

We rented one of the pet friendly rustic cabins for 2 nights this week. LOVED IT! Just remember if you rent in the winter time they are not insulated. They do have heat and wood burning fireplaces. BUT-if you do not keep the fire going...More

Thank Leigh C
Tennessee S, Owner at Norris Dam State Park, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2018

Those are some beautiful pictures you have posted of Norris Dam State Park and the cabins. We are so glad you enjoyed your time in our pet friendly rustic cabins! We are looking into the TV issue with the park manager. Rustic cabins are on...More

Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

Went for a picnic. Nice...but would be better if it had more playground equipment. The overlook for the dam is really nice.

Thank Christina W
Wendy M, Front Office Manager at Norris Dam State Park, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2017

Thank you for your response, we are working to get more playground equipment through our friends group. We hope that you visit Norris Dam State Park again soon!

Reviewed October 8, 2017

Norris Dam State Park is built on either side of the historic Norris Dam which was constructed by the CCC in the 1930s. The Tennessee Valley Authority uses the dam to make electricity. Lots of old photos can be found in the park office of...More

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Wendy M, Front Office Manager at Norris Dam State Park, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2017

Thank you for you kind and very informative response! You were spot on!

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Jonathan G
May 10, 2018|
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Response from Leigh C | Reviewed this property |
I think so. We had wine with us in the cabin but we we there after Xmas so not out. I think if you are discreet and not drunk you would have no problems.
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Peppi E
January 5, 2018|
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Response from Wendy M | Property representative |
Verizon picks up very well here in the park. We hope to see you soon here at Norris Dam State Park
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Jamie S
March 19, 2016|
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Response from msradwoman | Reviewed this property |
Do believe they are down at the dam. I would call park number and ask them and if they don't they could probably tell you who rents boats. I hope this helps.
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