This 4,038-acre park, located on the Norris Reservoir, began
in 1933 as the first Tennessee Valley Authority project. Miles
of trails lead hikers through deeply forested valleys and ridges.
Many other attractions await your finding at Norris Dam State
Located on the shores of Norris Lake with 700 miles of shoreline,
one of the most picturesque reservoirs in the TVA system, this
park offers the ultimate in boating, skiing and fishing fun.
The park offers a fully equipped marina, a boat ramp available
to the general public, and pontoon boats available for rent.
A large, completely equipped commercial marina is located near
For more information: 865-494-8138
Boating Regulations (exit TDEC)
Sites available to persons with a disability
The park has two camping areas with 25 sites in the east section
and 50 sites in the west section of the park. Sites have tables,
grills and electrical and water hookups, while some sites in
the east primitive section lack these facilities. Modern bathhouses
and dump stations are provided, and a laundromat is located
near the park Village Green Complex adjacent to the pool and
recreation center. Sites are available only on a first-come,
first-serve basis, and maximum stay limit is two weeks. A primitive
camping area is available to scout and other youth groups by
Laundry facilities are available and the cost is $1.00 to wash
and $1.00 to dry.
For information on fishing guide service, call: 865-494-8138
Trout fishing at its best!
Lake and river fishing available with catches of Brown and Rainbow
trout, striper bass, small and largemouth bass, walleye, and
crappie abundant. Fishing guide service is available. Contact
the park marina for more information.
Fishing Regulations (exit TDEC)
State Parks fishing policies
Many miles of woodland trails meander throughout the park and
adjacent lands, providing spectacular views of Norris Lake and
its surrounding hills and valleys. Hiking trails are open year
Picnic areas are available on both the east and west sections.
Each area is equipped with tables and grills, with playground
and restrooms nearby.
There are two large picnic pavilions for larger gatherings.
Pavilion #1 is offered free on a first-come, first-serve basis
and pavilion #2 may be reserved up to a year in advance and
accommodates up to 100 people. Pavilions are equipped with grills
and water spigots.
The pool is open for the 2008 season on May 24 and will close
for the season on August 3. Season passes will be available.
Pool is open 7 days a week from 10:00a.m. until 6:00p.m. through
The Lenoir Museum Cultural Complex is a must-see for park visitors.
The complex includes the Lenoir Pioneer Museum, an 18th Century
Rice Grist Mill and Crosby Threshing Barn. Exhibits also include
Appalachian artifacts, a pre-dam pictorial account of the area
submerged by the lake. The Museum has at times been referred
to as a 'mini-Smithsonian'.
about the museum, including photos.
Tours available by request. For more information: 865-494-9688
Read about more of the special
attractions at this park, including the Caleb Crosby Threshing
Barn, an 18th Century Rice Grist Mill, an antique barrel organ
at this park
Tennis Courts (3)
The park recreation center is located at the Village Green Complex.
Badminton, volleyball, basketball and many other activities
are available to park visitors. Equipment may be checked out
at the park office. Hours equipment is available is 8:00 a.m.
through 4:30 p.m.
Tour buses are welcome at the park.