Norris Dam State Park

Norris Dam State Park is a 4,038-acre park, located on the Norris Reservoir, and features 700 miles of shoreline along one of the most picturesque reservoirs in the TVA system. Miles of trails lead hikers through deeply forested valleys and ridges, while Norris Lake offers park visitors the ultimate in boating, skiing, and fishing fun. 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'.

Park has 19 rustic vacation cabins and 10 three-bedroom deluxe cabins. All are located in quiet, wooded settings and are completely equipped for housekeeping including electrical appliances, cooking and serving utensils, and linens.

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Latitude: 36.239994 Longitude: -84.103926 Elevation: 1210 ft
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Recreational Opportunities

The park features 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 the dam. The park has two camping areas with 25 sites in the east section and 50 sites in the west section of the park. Picnic facilities, Olympic-size swimming pool, and recreational center provide a variety of outdoor options along the lake shore.

Seasons Accessible

Open year-round.


No access fee to enter park. No admission to Lenior Museum. Call for cabins and campground rates. Small fee for entrance to public swimming pool.

ADA Accessibility Notes

Campgrounds, swimming pool and cabins are accessible to individuals with disabilities.


Where can I get a map of the hiking trails? State park hiking trail maps are available at the park office. Downloadable versions are available on the TN State Park website also. 1)Google tn state parks 2)"click" find your park 3) "click" activities

Debbie mcbroom, 9/20/2017

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