• Memories are made at Norris Lake

    Discover the Vacation You've Always Dreamed About

  • Memories are made at Norris Lake

    Discover the Vacation You've Always Dreamed About

  • Memories are made at Norris Lake

    Discover the Vacation You've Always Dreamed About

  • Memories are made at Norris Lake

    Discover the Vacation You've Always Dreamed About

  • Norris Dam State Park

    Norris Dam State Park offers cabin rentals, camping, hiking and biking trails, fishing, boating, playgrounds and pool.
    Camping Available
  • Anderson County Park

    Anderson County Park

    Anderson County Park offers camping, swimming, hiking, biking trails, boat launch, picnic areas, pavilion, playground and more.
    Camping Available
  • Big Ridge State Park

    Big Ridge State Park

    Located on 3,687 acres along the beautiful southern shores of TVA's Norris Reservoir. The park offers plenty of outdoor recreation.
    Camping Available
  • Rice Grist Mill

    A 18th Century two-story mill offers a glimpse of Tennessee history. Visitors can go inside and view the working internal gears.
    Admission is Free
  • Norton Grist Mill

    Norton Grist Mill located within Big Ridge State Park offers insight into Appalachian history. Great place for a picnic and hiking trails.
    Admission is Free
  • Lenoir Museum

    The W.G. Lenoir Museum offers insight into the Appalachian way of life. Features a permanent display of collections on everyday life.
    Admission is Free
  • Caleb Crosby Threshing Barn

    Displays a handful of collections that include old farm tools, fanning mill grain cleaner, plows and a horse drawn wagon located outside.
    Admission is Free
  • Norris Dam

    Norris Dam

    Norris Dam is located on the Clinch River in Anderson and Campbell County TN and is a great stop for your Norris Lake vacation.
    Admission is Free
  • Norris Lake boat rentals

    Rent a Boat

    Find boat rentals from area marinas on Norris Lake. The average cost is $225 per day and does not include gas.
    Priced from $225+
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Come enjoy a Tennessee Vacation at Norris Lake

There is no shortage of things to do at Norris Lake, whether you want to rent a vacation home, purchase lake home real estate, enjoy a day on a boat fishing, swim or just relax with the family; you have come to the right place. Let’s see what makes Norris Lake - one of TVA's cleanest lakes and best kept secrets in East Tennessee the special place that it is!

Vacation Rentals on Norris Lake

Find the perfect vacation getaway! Search and compare cabin rentals, house rentals, floating homes, house boats and more.
House & Cabin Rentals

Find A Camping Site

Search RV camping and tent sites at Norris Lake. Power and water hook-ups available. Short term and long term.
RV Camping and Tent Sites

Boat Rentals

Spend a full day on the lake with a boat rental. Search marinas on Norris Lake for boat rentals and water toys.
Pontoon & Ski Boat Rentals

Fishing Guides & Reports

Some of the best fishing in Tennessee includes Bluegill, Crappie, Walleye, Largemouth, Spotted and Striped Bass.
Fishing License & Guides

What Visitors Say About Norris Lake

Beach Island Marina is amazing! They have the only full service bar on Norris lake, Bubba's Brew. Probably 10,000 square feet with 3 bars, pool tables, cornhole, live bands, and lots of people just looking to have a good time on the lake!
Nicole Keeton
Bubba Brews - Beach Island Marina
I have fished Norris Lake with Jay Girardot several times. Jay really knows where the fish are and how to catch them. We have always ended up with a great fishing experience and a really fun day. I would recommend Jay's Striper Guide Service to anyone who wants to explore the lake, catch fish and make some great memories.
Ed Halsen
We have rented Houseboats from Cedar Grove on two separate occasions and have always had a great experience. I would recommend them to anyone. It's a little further drive from Cincinnati than some of the other marinas but the price is right and the houseboats are nice.
Houseboat Fun - Cedar Grove Marina
Small museum with excellent presentation and a great variety to see-very accessible exhibits- I always bring visitors from out of town and it is a great addition to hiking or visiting dam.
Visitor - Lenoir Museum

Things to do at Norris Lake

Norris Lake offers 3 parks, 22 marinas and 50 plus islands which attract visitors looking for outdoor adventure that include: boating, fishing, camping, paddle boards, kayaking, and hiking. You can visit Norris Dam State Park, Big Ridge State Park, and Anderson County Park. They offer a variety of lodging options including RV campgrounds for the avid camper and for those looking for a little more comfort there are cabins and cottages to rent. You can choose a mountain view or the majestic lakefront views.

Regardless if you choose to stay in your tent, RV, log cabin, or a cottage, there are many activities to choose from. You can spend your days fishing or rent a pontoon and just enjoy relaxing on the lake. Rent paddle boards and kayaks. You can visit Cedar Creek Jumping Bridge if you want to add a little more excitement to your lake swim or maybe a rope swing at Big Ridge State Park is more your style. Perhaps you are looking for a break from the water. There are several businesses that provide horse back riding packages for all levels of riders. In addition, for those who like to get even closer to nature, there are lots of hiking trails.

There are historical sites and Lenoir museum for the person who loves to delve into the local history of the area. You can visit places like Rice Grist Mill, Caleb Crosby Threshing Barn, and Norton Grist Mill. Let’s not forget the famous Norris Dam, the first major project in the 1930’s of the TVA.

Discover East Tennessee's best kept secrets! You, nature, friends and family.

Norris Lake Marinas