Big Ridge State Park

Heavily forested Big Ridge State Park bounded on three sides by Norris Lake. The park was one of the five demonstration parks developed by the TVA in cooperation with the National Park Service and Civilian Conservation Corps with both lakeside campsites and wooded campsites. 50 Camp sites, 19 rustic cabins, and a Group Camp accomodating up to 120 people.

Boating, Fishing, Swimming, Picnicking, hiking, programs and activities. Historic Norton Grist mill. Trails overlook Loyston sea, a town that was covered by the building of the dam and formation of Norris Lake, marker for Sharps Fort, established in 1780's by Henry Sharp, and is one of the first two settlements established in East Tennessee located in Big Ridge, marker for Peter Graves who was killed by Indians in 1794.

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Latitude: 36.2657305 Longitude: -83.9161935 Elevation: 1168 ft

Number of Camp Sites


Campground Style


Maximum Number of People Cabin or Fire Lookout May Accommodate


Maximum Length of Stay Allowed

2 weeks

Direct Link to Reservation Site

Driving Directions

From Knoxville: SR 33 to 144W. At intersection of 170, left to 61W and then on your right.

From Lexington, KY: I75S to Exit, 25E to 33S, Then 170W to 61W.

Pet Friendly Notes

Dogs must be on leashes

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