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Norris Dam State Park

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Address: 125 Village Green Cir, Rocky Top, TN 37769-5003
Phone Number: 865-426-7461
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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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So much to do and see here. Love watching the wildlife. The camping here as well as the pool are clean and lots of fun.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Caryville, Tennessee
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Caryville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So much to do and see here. Love watching the wildlife. The camping here as well as the pool are clean and lots of fun.

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Andersonville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

With the Norris Dam just celebrating 80 years there is much history here. There is also a tea room, picnic shelters and cabins. There is a museum, grist mill and the song bird trail that one time around is 2 miles. Going past the dam on the right you will see a marina. There is camping and a wonderful swimming... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to hike and fish and enjoy the outdoors. They have some really cool old settler equipment and really nice friendly visitor center. Great place to relax and a really nice rock paved walking trail next to the river.

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Knoxville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family visited Norris Dam State Park on the 80th anniversary of the building of Norris Dam. Since 911 terrorist attacks, tours of the dam have been prohibited, but as part of the anniversary celebration, we were able to tour the operation center. The park itself is on either end of the dam...there is an older part on one end... More 

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Pennington Gap, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Drove here from Cove Lake State Park (was camping there) to check it out and see what was there and to check out the camping. We enjoyed the overlooks and reading about the history of the dam. Drove through the camp ground and decided we would come back to camp in the near future.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed two nights in a historic CCC cabin and we loved it! New appliances and cozy! Great getaway!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fishing swimming boating camping hiking clinch river water temp 52degrees year round very nice place worth visiting

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Norris, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice pool and picnic areas. Love the east side of the Park--quaint cabins that have been there many years. Wonderful picnic pavillion with a fire place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 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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