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Big Ridge State Park

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Fun, Rustic State Park

Went camping here and got a great site right on the lake. A little further from the bathhouse, but... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2018
Diane G
Cookeville, Tennessee
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Nice and Quiet

This is a nice clean park. Very quiet and pretty. The bathrooms need to be upgraded, they are old... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2017
debbie s
Longview, Texas
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“norris lake”(10 reviews)
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This heavily forested, 3600+ acre State Park is home to some unique ridgeline landscape as well as many different activities for all who come. There are many accommodations for campers and 50 spots to camp at. More information on this park and many...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
1015 Big Ridge Park Rd, Maynardville, TN 37807-1727
+1 865-992-5523
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Reviewed 11 January 2019 via mobile

This is a great park with many things to do. Could us a little updating and would be great if the swimming area was reopened.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank volreiner
Tennessee S, Owner at Big Ridge State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2019

Thanks for the great review. We are always happy to have customer feedback.

Reviewed 13 October 2018

This park has camping, hiking trails, picnic areas, and historic buildings to explore. This is a nice park to visit and stay a couple of days.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Great little park and a cool place to spend a weekend. They now have air conditioning in the cabins. It has a nice private lake with no motor boats so great for canoes or paddle boats.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank volreiner
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

I have lived near BRSP my whole life. It's beautiful and serene. The trails are beautiful, and the lake is breathtaking. Go visit!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Roxy262
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful time. This place is so beautiful. And great hiking trails. Will be back again for sure. Clean bathrooms and clean campground

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

We stayed in a cabin for 3 nights, love it! So peaceful and tranquil! We came with 3 kids, 2 6yr olds and an 8 yr old, at first they were upset, no TV, no Wi-Fi,lol, then they became kids, skipping rocks in the water,...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

Went camping here and got a great site right on the lake. A little further from the bathhouse, but worth the front row bird watching and easy fishing. I noticed some folks put their boats in and tie up to trees down at the water....More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Diane G
Tennessee S, Owner at Big Ridge State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Great pictures, Diane! Thanks for the positive feedback! We're always happy to hear good things from our customers. Glad you enjoyed camping here and all that Big Ridge has to offer. Come back and see us soon!

Reviewed 30 April 2018

I frequent this park all year long. It's gorgeous year round and there's lots to do year round also. This park winds around the Norris Lake and there are many fishing holes to choose from. The hiking trails are nice, mostly moderate grade; which include...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Very quiet and seems like it is deep in the wilderness, but is pretty close to civilization. The campground is well maintained and the facilities are clean.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

This is a nice clean park. Very quiet and pretty. The bathrooms need to be upgraded, they are old. The road there is curvy. Enjoyed the fall camping.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank debbie s
Tennessee S, Tennessee State Parks Central Office at Big Ridge State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Glad you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for the feedback on the bathrooms. Come and visit soon.

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Amy H
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Response from 563michelle | Reviewed this property |
we have At&t..had no issues using our phones.
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Response from jessicacollins2011 | Reviewed this property |
There is a bluegrass festival 6pm 8/18 if you have Facebook you can check out their page they post what's coming up all the time.