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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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Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Norris dam was the first built by the TVA in the late 1930s.

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If you're into the outdoors, this is a great place to visit. It was ridiculously hot and humid (3rd week of July), but I didn't need bug spray. Bring a fan if you tent camp. Be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Mary B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're into the outdoors, this is a great place to visit. It was ridiculously hot and humid (3rd week of July), but I didn't need bug spray. Bring a fan if you tent camp. Be sure to visit the Lenoir Museum, and check out the dam at night. The lights are so pretty! 30 minutes north of Knoxville makes... More 

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Thank Mary B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love coming here with my family. It's beautiful the dam itself is just a site to see built in 1936 love walking across and seeing the gorgeous Norris lake all the boats and people just really enjoying this beautiful place. Tons of gorgeous hiking trails. They have the best swimming pool great for children and adults. Wonderful picnic areas. I... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The title says it all. Norris Dam State Park was fun for the whole family. There are campsites, grills, playgrounds, water access, fishing, and hiking activities.

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KDabney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to visit to walk around, unwind and enjoy life. You can walk across the dam if you wish or just look at either the base, on top of it or at the overlook. Usually peaceful, at night you can see deer in abundance at times.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went camping for Father's Day weekend. Our entire family loved it! The West campground is shaded. It's has a playground and hot showers. We had a blast at the pool. It's large and inexpensive. Make sure you tell them if your camping there as it gives you a discount. The grist mill is neat, as is the threshing barn. Take... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a VRBO rental that flaked out on us less than 24 hours in advance and we called the park and got a last-minute reservation at one of the CCC rustic cabins - #3. The reservation and late arrival were easy enough. We have stayed in CC rustic cabins elsewhere and expected the quirky old building/layout. However, I was... More 

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Grapeland, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

The number of picnic and camping areas is impressive! Just discovered all TN parks are free entry and for the amenities offered can't be beat. One area we went through today had tennis courts, basketball courts, pool, cabins, RV camping - just amazing! The Norris Dam Marina lake is absolutely beautiful!

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Thank Connie C
Boca Raton, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

this area has the dam, lenoir museum, the crosby threshing barn and an 18th century rice grist mill (still functioning).

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clinton, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

This is God's country, so beautiful, good fishing, nice trails to hike and nice picnic areas as well.

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Thank beachbumclinton_TN
Sweetwater, Tennessee
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

Bathrooms are in poor repair. None of the shower stall latches would work and our campsite had no fire ring.

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