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Norris Dam State Park

125 Village Green Cir, Rocky Top, TN 37769-5003
+1 865-426-7461
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Went for a picnic. Nice...but would be better if it had more playground equipment. The overlook for... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Christina W
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Peaceful place to spend down time with family

Norris Dam State Park is built on either side of the historic Norris Dam which was constructed by... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
Selby
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Norris dam was the first built by the TVA in the late 1930s.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
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125 Village Green Cir, Rocky Top, TN 37769-5003
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a picnic. Nice...but would be better if it had more playground equipment. The overlook for the dam is really nice.

Thank Christina W
Wendy M, Front Office Manager at Norris Dam State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your response, we are working to get more playground equipment through our friends group. We hope that you visit Norris Dam State Park again soon!

Reviewed 9 October 2017

Norris Dam State Park is built on either side of the historic Norris Dam which was constructed by the CCC in the 1930s. The Tennessee Valley Authority uses the dam to make electricity. Lots of old photos can be found in the park office of...More

Thank Selby
Wendy M, Front Office Manager at Norris Dam State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thank you for you kind and very informative response! You were spot on!

Reviewed 8 October 2017

We stopped in to check out the scenery on our way down to Florida. It was a quick 20 minute side-trip off I-75 (though we could've spent hours!). Very nice views of the dam and surrounding mountains, also several spots to camp and picnic. It...More

Thank Cdndad12
Wendy M, Front Office Manager at Norris Dam State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thank you for your kind review!

Reviewed 3 October 2017

A wonderful place just about any time of the year, Camping, boating, hiking, fishing, and nice cottage accommodations make this park great.

Thank Michael R
Wendy M, Front Office Manager at Norris Dam State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thank you for your kind review!

Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Love going to Norris, there are so many things to do and back roads for miles. There are parks for the kids to play, swimming pool, camping sights,walking trails, places to cookout and many more.

Thank Blacktearz1519
Wendy M, Front Office Manager at Norris Dam State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

We are sorry for the delayed response, but thank you for your kind review!

Reviewed 14 September 2017

Our stop was brief but the damn was really neat to see. I did not know about the picnic and camping amenities but did get to drive through. There are very nice sites and cabins with lots of shade and trails. Although we did not...More

Thank Valerie S
Wendy M, Front Office Manager at Norris Dam State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

We are sorry for the delayed response, but thank you for your kind review!

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Norris Dam was beautiful the scenery was breath taking. There are trails and picnic areas plus open spaces to play and relax

Thank David R
Management response:Responded 8 September 2017

Thank you for your kind response.

Reviewed 28 August 2017

I grew up in this area and spent a lot of time on Norris Lake with the family with boats and a houseboat. Lots of picnics growing up there also. We now have moved back to the area and still go to look around and...More

Thank Leigh C
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Family visit for a week. We got a deluxe cabin - really a little 3-bedroom house, with 1 bathroom and a full kitchen. Also had a fire pit, 2 picnic tables, and a grill outside. Covered porches too. The park has tons of activities for...More

Thank mikeinflorida1507
Management response:Responded 8 August 2017

Thank you for your kind review. We hope you visit Norris Dam State Park again soon!

Reviewed 17 July 2017

We didn't even see the whole part, or even the majority, but it was amazing. Many points of interest and activities to try, plus multiple small play grounds including bathrooms. Views of the dam are great for pics

Thank Cecily C
Management response:Responded 19 July 2017

Thank you for your kind review! We hope you come back to Norris Dam State Park again soon.

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Jamie S
19 March 2016|
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Response from msradwoman | Reviewed this property |
Do believe they are down at the dam. I would call park number and ask them and if they don't they could probably tell you who rents boats. I hope this helps.
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Judy S
21 January 2016|
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Response from wwmom | Reviewed this property |
From what I remember the tent camp areas are on grass and you can put your tent under the trees in the shade (some more than others). Each area has a picnic table and firepit area. You can part your vehicle on paved... More
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PAB7678
19 June 2015|
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Response from JeanB37 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have nice looking cabin rentals in the park.
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