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Norris Dam State Park

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Tn native but had never been to Norris Dam. Beautiful and relaxing State Park, with unique things... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kfw2475
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Knoxville, Tennessee
Beautiful uncrowded park, trails, well-appointed cabin.

Delightfully large cabin #6: excellent-condition kitchen, sitting room, bedrooms. Firm beds and... read more

Reviewed January 15, 2019
masstester
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Tullahoma, Tennessee
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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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+1 865-425-4500
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tn native but had never been to Norris Dam. Beautiful and relaxing State Park, with unique things to do in all seasons. We will definitely be returning when the fruit trees bloom. Norris Dam is worth visiting without taking advantage of the rest of the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Tennessee S, Owner at Norris Dam State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for sharing many of the great features of our park. We appreciate your review and look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The camping area is not the best, the keep up needs to improve. The dawn is quite aways away from the camping area. I would not recommend bringing a big rig here.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank corpspower
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Delightfully large cabin #6: excellent-condition kitchen, sitting room, bedrooms. Firm beds and pillows, clean kitchen, nice gas fireplace, quiet, nostalgic. Nice porch to sit and enjoy the natural scenery. Fire pit. So pretty, glad to live in Tennessee.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank masstester
Tennessee S, Owner at Norris Dam State Park, responded to this reviewResponded February 7, 2019

Thanks for all your kind words about our cabins. We have recently made upgrades and appreciate the positive feedback! Come stay with us again soon.

Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

We had a great time walking some beautiful trails and learning about the dam’s history. The park rangers were great with kids and helping them learn some things. Restrooms along the walking trail were reasonably clean.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Melody T
Tennessee S, Owner at Norris Dam State Park, responded to this reviewResponded February 7, 2019

We are glad you enjoyed your time on the trails. Thanks for the review!

Reviewed January 2, 2019

I can't say that we spent much time at the park, but we did spend about 5 hours on Norris Lake. We actually rented a pontoon boat from the Norris Dam Marina which offered great prices. The lake was extremely calm and offered plenty of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Tennessee S, Owner at Norris Dam State Park, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2019

The water in the lake is remarkable and we thank you for sharing your experience. Thanks for bringing your family to Norris Dam State Park!

Reviewed November 25, 2018

The view from the west overlook is beautiful! We went early morning in the fall and there was fog over the river downstream just as the sun was coming up - just gorgeous! Plenty of hiking trails, a museum and a ranger station that has...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lynette S
Tennessee S, Owner at Norris Dam State Park, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2018

Hello Lynette, thanks for the positive feedback! We're always happy to hear good things from our customers.

Reviewed October 24, 2018

It's a very nice and colorful place. It's an opportunity to spend time outside, sitting by the water and enjoying the nature. You can also take a walk through the woods. There is a big dam, creating many mini lakes and channels. Below the dam...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Tennessee S, Owner at Norris Dam State Park, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2018

Hello, thanks for the positive feedback! We're always happy to hear good things from our customers.

Reviewed October 23, 2018

This place is absolutely amazing! The colors, bird, and dam view make it a peaceful and enjoyable atmosphere. It is about two miles and every time I go it just reenergizes me! So cute!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Tennessee S, Owner at Norris Dam State Park, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2018

Thank you for sharing many of the great features of our park. We appreciate your review and look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed October 13, 2018

There are many activities one can participate in at this park. One can hike, camp, boat, swim and just relax. There is a wonderful museum, Lenore Museum, to explore. Great place to go.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Barbara S
Reviewed October 9, 2018

March or April 2018- stayed in pet friendly cabin- very nice- would recommend two beds 2 fireplaces kitchen has sink oven microwave fridge 1 full bath

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Sue J
Tennessee S, Owner at Norris Dam State Park, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2018

Thanks for the great review. It was a pleasure serving you as a customer.

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Jonathan G
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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 WendyM3889 | 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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jamieusps1
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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