A Visit to Norris Dam State Park

Monday, July 10, 2017

📌  Parent's Visit America 

It was the middle of May of this year when we join the Jeep Crew adventure ride to Norris Dam. My parent's first ride on our Jeep Wrangler (exciting!). We went to Norris Dame State Park located on Norris Reservoir (125 Village Green Cir, Rocky Top, TN 37769). It's 40 minutes away from our house which is very nice!

Norris Dam State Park is known for its hiking trails. Over 21 miles of trails provide spectacular views of Norris Lake and the surrounding hills and valleys. The park offers recreational boating, skiing, and fishing. It has a fully equipped marina with boat ramp available to the general public. House boats and pontoon boats are available for rent along with other types of boats.  

This is one great state park. There's also a cabin rentals near the Norris Dam and they are super reasonably priced. Some cabin has a deck overlooking the natural forest scenery.  The park is sort of split up between the two sides of the dam/lake with plenty to do - as long as you like the woods, rivers, and a great big beautiful clean lake. Pack a picnic lunch and plan to spend the day. Very relaxing in the well shaded picnic areas.

When it's a hot day, there is nothing better than going on Norris Dam lake overlooking the beautiful mountain. If you are in Oak Ridge, TN area this park is well worth the visit.

Beautiful clean lake, not crowded, very relaxing if you want to relax, plenty to do if you want to keep busy.

My parent's first Jeep Ride.

Beautiful view of the lake.


This side of the park reminds me of the Lookout Mountain viewing deck so cool.


That's Mom and Dad waving :)


With my parent's during their visit.

As always we had a blast!

22 comments:

  1. That's a neat place to visit. I've never been to Tennessee, but this would be a good place to add to a road trip. You definitely found some beautiful views!

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  2. This looks like a very beautiful place to visit. I love nature and spending time outdoors. What a fun place to go exploring too!

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  3. What a gorgeous state park to explore! All of that lush greenery is beyond beautiful and I hope your parents enjoyed their Jeep ride.

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  4. What a gorgeous place! I have always loved Jeep!! I would own one right now if I could afford a fun car. I will have one someday. I once drove a Jeep into a lake haha. I was 15 and it was my friend's father's Jeep. Oh the memories haha.

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  5. This a lovely place to visit. What gorgeous scenery! I need to go to our State Parks more often.

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  6. I love visiting state parks as much as possible, but sadly ours here in Massachusetts are much more boring than that scenery you saw!

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  7. My friend has a Jeep and it is so fun to go for a ride with the top and doors off. I would love to go check out the trails in Norris Dam State Park.

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  8. That looks like a fabulous place to visit! That lookout hanging over the mountain looks terrifying!

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  9. Wow that looks like a great place to take the family. I would love to see it in person!

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  10. What a cool state park!! I would love to visit the dam one day and see that gorgeous lake!!

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  11. I have never been to a dam...Its on my list of places to visit. I've thought about the Hoover dam, but this looks like a great place to visit too!

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  12. I never heard of this state park! The views and scenery is so calming and beautiful!

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  13. What an awesome place to visit. The scenery is amazing. I'm sure your parents had a wonderful time.

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  14. Your parents are adorable! They seem to be loving the whole place. The view there is stunning, I've never been to Norris Dam before!

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  15. This place looks so relaxing! It's where you'd want to go if you feel like you need a break from the city. It's so nice to see your parents having a great time there!

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  16. That looks like a very beautiful park. I love visiting parks often. I know my girls always have fun as well.

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  17. I've never been there before, but it looks like a beautiful place to visit. Looks like you got some great pictures of your trip!

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  18. It looks like you all had a beautiful time. My mom was just here visiting us. I am loving your pictures.

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  19. love being in nature, so this place would definitely suit me! the views look peaceful and beautiful, I'll keep this in mind for my next travels : )

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  20. As I've gotten older, I have a better appreciation for nature. I love a good hike, ziplinning and all the adventours outdoor activites. This place has so much beauty.

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  21. What a lovely family visit you had! This dam is such a beautiful natural space.

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  22. Tennessee has some beautiful hidden places to visit. This place looks like a cute couple getaway.

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