Norris Lake Fall Color Boat Trips

Each year nature displays a spectacular array of fall colors. Join us as we venture along the shores of Norris Lake on a pontoon boat ride and view this beautiful display of nature’s artistry.  Park Rangers will narrate your trip with tree identification and park history.  Trips will be canceled for inclement weather.  Please call park office ahead of time to make a reservation. 865-426-7461. 

For more information, Call 865-425-4500 or visit


Latitude: 36.225943 Longitude: -84.093954 Elevation: 1020 ft
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Seasons Open and Departure Times

Last two weeks of October - Daily trips will depart at 11am,12:30pm, 2pm and 3:30pm each day except Tuesday and Thursday.

Length of Excursion

Each boat ride will last approx. one hour.

Costs and Fees

Call for prices

Appropriate Age Groups

All ages are welcome.

How to Find the Departure Point

The departure point is Norris Dam Marina.

1604 Norris Freeway, Norris, TN 37828

 The marina is conveniently located off Interstate I-75 at the Rocky Top exit 128, just south on 441 about 4 miles.



This is a very worthwhile tour. If you are looking at the above directions and are not familiar with the area, you may be confused by the name Lake City as they have changed the name of the town to Rocky Top. That is the name on the highway signs.

Ann, 10/14/2016

The boat trips should be extended through the 1st week of November due to these days the leaves are changing later.

Gail, 10/26/2018

Hi Gail, due to popular demand and the color change being late, they have extended the boat tours through November 4th. :)

Adventure Anderson County , 10/29/2018

WOW!!WOW!! I’m from Tennessee but never knew about this. .Amazing and Thanks for sharing the beauty.

Joshua Parham , 12/17/2018

What a wonderful experience Joe took us on yesterday afternoon! I’ve lived here all of my life, but learned some new fun facts as I was reminded that I live in the most beautiful area in the country! Thank you for offering these boat rides. I'll be back with grandsons! Glad you had a wonderful trip!

Katie Musgrave, 7/3/2019

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