Shoreline Miles: 800 miles
Surface Acres: 34,000 acres
The first of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) lakes is a favorite destination for visitors seeking the perfect four season’s location. Houseboats, floating houses, and island camping are all must dos for visitors to the lake. The miles of shoreline and coves provide excellent habitat for fish and nesting birds. Nestled in the Clinch and Powell Valleys and surrounded by acres of wooded land, 3 state parks, and several WMAs, recreation awaits visitors where the mountains meet the water.
Norris Lake also has an abundance of marinas offering boat rentals, gas, guide services, and waterside dining.. Maps of the lake with service guides are available at all of the marinas, so get out and explore If you are interested in flying fishing, record sized trout have been caught in the tailwaters below the dam.. In the evening,, plan to join the fun and dance to live bands dockside while enjoying an amazing sunset. What better way to end a day on the water!
The cities and towns in the region, include Huntsville, Oneida, Lafollette, Clinton, Rocky Top, historic Norris, Cumberland Gap, Maynardville, and Luttrell. Other activities to enjoy are the 3 state parks, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Cumberland Gap National Historic Park, , 4 WMAs, biking and paddling trails, OHV rentals and trails, rock climbing, hunting, golfing, and miles of hiking trails.