"Norris Dam State Park, Tennessee" Norris Dam State Park by Stephen-KarenConn

Norris Dam State Park Travel Guide: 7 reviews and 8 photos

Norris Dam State Park sprawls over more than 4,000 acres along the shores of Norris Lake at the site of Norris Dam. This was the first of a series of dams built by the Tennessee Valley Authority beginning in 1933 and is situated in the Ridge and Valley Region of East Tennessee. Virgin forests, a shimmering blue lake, caves, scenic valleys, sparkling streams and abundant wildlife are among the natural wonders of Norris.

Great emphasis is being placed on historical interpretation at the Park. The Lenoir Pioneer Museum, an 18th century gristmill, a threshing barn and a shop featuring authentic Tennessee crafts are among the cultural attractions for park visitors.

Norris Dam State Park is located about 20 miles northwest of Knoxville and is accessible from Interstate 75 from both the Lake City and Norris exits.

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  • In a nutshell:Beautiful mountains and lake, just a short drive north of Knoxville.
  • Last visit to Norris Dam State Park: Nov 2004
  • Intro Updated Nov 15, 2004
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  • jamiesno's Profile Photo
    Jan 3, 2005 at 6:00 PM

    The Norris Dam was interesting to see tonite as I was working on this page all today, virtualtourist.com/m/4e22e/d... I'd be interested to hear the hillbilly music, recently enjoyed some New Orleans Louisiana fiddle playing here locally!

  • truus_s's Profile Photo
    Nov 28, 2004 at 11:27 AM

    Good page..and beautifull photos..Great to see this..

  • tpangelinan's Profile Photo
    Nov 21, 2004 at 7:15 AM

    ANother great page, sounds like a nice park to visit. The cabin looks like fun! Never heard of this place but want to visit it now, thanks! :o)

  • Maillekeukeul's Profile Photo
    Nov 20, 2004 at 11:31 AM

    Norris.... Chuck Norris ? ;-D Splendid place...

  • johanl's Profile Photo
    Nov 20, 2004 at 10:06 AM

    weeral een prachtige pagina.Mooie fotos en uitstekende informatie.!!!!!!!

  • miner's Profile Photo
    Nov 19, 2004 at 4:59 PM

    Awesome tour. I had heard a little of this place but you have done a great job of showing it. Thanks for the great pics and info!!

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Nov 19, 2004 at 10:44 AM

    Love it, love it, and love it! Nothing like exploring our countries roots!!!

  • windsorgirl's Profile Photo
    Nov 19, 2004 at 8:11 AM

    Great photos, love the little mill tucked into the trees. Excellent information as usual!

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Nov 16, 2004 at 4:33 PM

    Splendor personified, Stephen. Intro. Photo is compelling. All the photos on these pages are dynamic. Love the Caleb Crosby Theshing Barn & Lenoir Museum. You find the most scenic places.

  • kazander's Profile Photo
    Nov 16, 2004 at 7:52 AM

    I love staying in little places like those cabins. The grist mill is especially picturesque. :)

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