Norris Dam State Park

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Campground

Rates: $10.50 — $24 Taxes and fees are not included. Rates subject to change. $5 reservation fee per site is non-refundable.

Memorial Day Weekend Free Firewood

For Memorial Day Weekend, once again, the FRIENDS OF NORRIS DAM STATE PARK will be providing FREE FIREWOOD to our camping guests!  Restrictions to prevent the spread of invasive pests are in place and outside firewood will not be allowed to be brought inside the park unless it is certified, heat treated wood. The wood that will be provided was cut and split in the park by FRIENDS members and is within the guidelines for use. Distribution will commence in the West Campground at 6:00 PM on Friday, May 26.  The East campground will get wood around 7:30 PM, immediately after we reload the trailer. 

While the wood is FREE, donations will be accepted to support the FRIENDS ground literacy efforts in our surrounding communities. Last year, $700.00 was provide to Briceville Elementary School to purchase reading materials for the students. A different local school will be selected this year to receive the funding.  We encourage everyone to come enjoy a weekend camping at your State Park and support our youth’s reading at the same time.

Campgrounds

The park has two campgrounds. A dump station is located at each campground. All sites have a table, grill and fire pit. A bathhouse is centrally located in each campground, open during the in-season. A laundromat is located next to the park office, open seasonally. The maximum stay during in-season is 14 nights, and during off-season is 28 nights.

The east side has 25 sites with water and electric hook-up and 10 primitive sites for tents only, with no water and electric hook-up. The west side has 50 sites with water and electric hook-up. The west side also has three paved sites suitable for persons with disabilities. If reserved, proper identification will be required upon check-in. 

New Firewood Policy – Effective June 1, 2016 - DON’T MOVE FIREWOOD

In order to protect our forests and trees from invasive insects and diseases, Tennessee State Parks asks that ALL campfires be made with heat-treated wood or downed wood collected inside the park, near the campsite. Please refrain from bringing untreated wood into the park.

Certified heat-treated wood is available to purchase from concessioners in many of the campgrounds as well as from vendors in the communities around the park. Certified heat-treated firewood is clearly marked with a state or federal seal.

The Emerald Ash Borer and other invasive pests are a growing threat to the forests of Tennessee and the surrounding region. To learn more about the pests that threaten Tennessee and what you can do to help prevent the introduction and spread of invasive pests, visit www.protecttnforests.org.

To learn more about Don’t Move Firewood, visit www.dontmovefirewood.org.
To find wood vendors visit www.firewoodscout.org/s/Tennessee.

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