Tennessee State Parks

Norris Dam State Park

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Norris Dam State Park

Chucmore Trail Hike

Join Manager Mark Morgan at the Marine Rrailway trailhead, along Hwy 441, as we explore this new trail located on the west side of the park.

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Sneaky the Snake

Join Ranger Humble and Sneaky the Snake at the park office. You might just learn to like these beneficial creatures.

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Starry Night Program

Join the Knoxville Observers Astronomy Club at the west side pool parking lot for a telescopic view of the night skies.

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CCC Camp Hike

Join Ranger Humble at the Lenoir Museum to take a hike back in time.

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Lenoir Museum Tour

Join Michael at the Lenoir Museum for a look at the strange oddity artifacts of the Lenoir Museum.

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Norris Dam Tour

Join Ranger Scott at the TVA visitor center for a walking tour of Norris Dam.

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Barrel Organ Demonstration

Come to the Lenoir Museum to learn about one of the prized artifacts collected by Mr. Lenoir. A German barrel organ that has moving figures and plays 10 different tunes.

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Lenoir Museum Tour

Join Michael at the Lenoir Museum for a look at the strange oddity artifacts of the Lenoir Museum.

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Owl Program

Join Ranger Scott at the Lenoir Museum to see a live barred owl, Blinky.

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Starry Night Program

Join the Knoxville Observers Astronomy Club at the west side pool parking lot for a telescopic view of the night skies.

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Cornhusk Dolls

Join Ranger Baghetti at the Lenoir Museum to learn the legend of the cornhusk doll and make one to take home.

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Spring Break Scavenger Hunt

The kids are on Spring Break and what to do? Why not make your way to the Welcome Center for a scavenger hunt!

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Spring Hike and Cleanup at Camp Sam

We'll start with an easy hike to CCC Camp 494 and learn about the Three Cs and the work they did at the park and then at the camp site we'll have a spring cleaning.

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Spring Wildflower Hikes

Three guided hikes are offered throughout the day to see the array of spring color provided by the parks' ephemeral wildflowers.

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Spring Wildflower Hikes

Three guided hikes are offered throughout the day to see the array of spring color provided by the parks' ephemeral wildflowers.

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Spring Birding Tour

Located on Norris Lake, this jewel of a park will be basecamp for this two night, three day birding tour in east Tennessee.

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National Trails Day - Hike

What better way to celebrate National Trails Day than hiking a trail at your favorite state park: Norris Dam!!

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Junior Ranger Camp

Jr. Ranger Camp connects children and the great outdoors through hands-on activities. Open to 3rd-5th graders and pre-registration is required.

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National Public Lands Day

This hike is part of Tennessee State Park’s hiking series. Stay tuned for more information.

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Pickin’ in the Park

Bluegrass music and the sounds of cloggers fill the air at the park along with the smell of BBQ this fall evening. Join us!

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Fall Color Boat Rides

Enjoy the fall colors on Norris Lake by taking a leisurely boat ride with your family, friends, and friendly park ranger. See details for schedule.

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Norris Dam Hard Trail Race

Up for a challenge? Knoxville Track Club hosts a 25K, 50K, and 50 Mile race through the park and Norris Municipal Watershed.

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After Thanksgiving Day - Green Friday Hike

#Opt Outside for this green Friday hike instead of opting in for black Friday sales!!

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Holiday Homecoming

Join us for a walk through time and discover traditions of the 1930s. The rustic cabins are transformed to a winter village of living history.

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