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Itinerant_Foodies wrote a review Yesterday
Greensboro, North Carolina418 contributions130 helpful votes
The hiking trails and views near the dam from the East campground side are wonderful! Trails are well marked and well maintained. The walk from the East side to the dam is a nice short hike so you don't have to walk the road up and down. We camped for 2 nights. The East campground though is older and needs some work. All but three sites are full sun which can feel hot even in October and relatively close together. The three shady sites are a bit separated from the others and looked very nice. There are group picnic pavilions and cabins available as well and those facilities looked very nice.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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ACF3 wrote a review Oct 17
Lisbon, Portugal8 contributions1 helpful vote
Three Class B RVs stayed overnight. Nice sites but close together. Old restrooms and showers. Height of color. Great walking areas. Lacks pet waste receptacles. Some sites are two level (table on different level than pad)
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Carl S wrote a review Jul 2020
Nashville, Tennessee3 contributions4 helpful votes
We loved the experience of the house and lake. The marina close by was also great. Nice food and friendly servers. One small complaint is the staff at the shop. On one occasion a male and female staff member were in a heated argument in front of my young children hurling f bombs at each other. The manager / owner eventually stepped in as this had apparently been going on for hours according to staff. Unacceptable. On our last day when I tired to hand in my house keys at the office at 8:58 am on July 5 the young lady behind the counter barked at me that they were not open until 9 am. Another elderly staff member noticing my irritation intervened to thank us for our stay and wished us on our way. Seems like the grumpy Gary theme is rubbing off on staff. If you can overlook bad attitudes of a few staff the location is great. I’m on the fence.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from Gibson S, Guest Relations Manager at Norris Dam State Park
Responded Jul 7, 2020
Thank you for your review. The Norris Dam Marina is a leased operation and is not operated by Norris Dam State Park. I will be sure to pass this information onto the marina manager and hope you have a better experience in the future.
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Kimberly A wrote a review Jun 2020
Knoxville, Tennessee152 contributions11 helpful votes
I've liked visiting Norris Dam for a long time. It's nice and a perfect place to take pictures and videos.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from Gibson S, Guest Relations Manager at Norris Dam State Park
Responded Jun 11, 2020
Thank you for sharing many of the great features of our park. We appreciate your review and look forward to your next visit!
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Lori H wrote a review Mar 2020
Rocky Top, Tennessee88 contributions31 helpful votes
Norris Dam boasts two parks-one with a pool; kids playgrounds; walking trails; cabins; wedding venue with an amphitheater, reception room, and brides house; area for fishing; marina with boat launch; free launch just a couple miles away; and of course the dam with lower view, view from dam, and scenic overlook.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Gibson S, Guest Relations Manager at Norris Dam State Park
Responded Jun 11, 2020
Thank you for sharing many of the great features of our park. We appreciate your review and look forward to your next visit!
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