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.