Whether you are a Skier,
Fisherman, Sightseer, Golfer or Sunbather, Norris Lake has
it all. Norris
Lake was created by the construction of the Norris Dam in
hydroelectric project was the Tennessee Valley Authority's
first. The lake's beautiful blue-green waters span more
than 800 miles of shoreline covering 34,000 acres. Norris'
boundaries extend up the Clinch and the Powell Rivers which
feed Norris with clear, pristine waters. It's an ideal
environment for sportsmen and vacationers alike. Norris Lake
offers the peace and seclusion you can't find in other areas
of the Smoky Mountains. It has remained pristine
and uncrowded by over-tourism.
Ranks Norris Lake Number 5 Out of Ten as the Best Lakes to
Norris Lake, with its network of narrow creeks and
coves that total 1,100 miles of shoreline and 22 marinas,
place where skiers need to be. The west side of the lake
in particular is devoid of tourists and teeming with inboard
owners. It stays calm enough to be home base for a pack of
while just up Cove Creek is a slalom course and jump ramp
maintained by the local ski club. All this on a lake
ranked among the 10 cleanest in the world.
Norris Lake is located in Cumberland
Gap and the Historic Wilderness Trail marked by Daniel Boone.
Along the 800 miles
there are two state wildlife management areas, three state
parks, boat docks, county parks, and public access areas.
Norris Lake is well
known to anglers for its trophy-size bass and walleye
as well as black crappie. The 13-mile
the Clinch River below Norris Dam is a scenic float trip
and a renowned trout stream.