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.