GREAT NEWS! Norris Dam State Park will be receiving a new bath house in the west campground to replace the unit that burned down September 2015. The bad news, the WEST campground will not have a shower house during the installation period. Work will begin November 1, 2017 and will continue for approximately 6 weeks. Water and electricity will still be available at each camping site. Port-a-johns will be on site for restrooms. THE EAST CAMPGROUND WILL BE UNDER NORMAL OPERATIONS. Pardon our dust as we improve your State Park.
Norris Dam Go Green
The mission of the Tennessee State Parks Go Green With Us program is to preserve and protect our state parks through sustainable park operations, resource conservation, and recycling. Program components cover a diverse array of initiatives, including energy and water conservation through equipment and operations upgrades, recycling programs, projects to enhance ecosystem health, and erosion control, among many others.
- Norris Dam State Park’s cabins have recently undergone several upgrades, including building envelope upgrades such as insulation improvements, installation of more efficient lighting, and purchase of energy efficient appliances. They also have reflective window film which reflects sunlight keeping the building cool and the energy costs down. The film is transparent and doesn’t change the view out the window.
- The campground is a Tennessee Valley Camp-Right Campground which means that the campground voluntarily strives to meet and promote environmentally friendly campground management and camping practices related to energy efficiency, water conservation, natural resource protection, and plant and tree management practices.
- The campground has installed strategically placed trash and recycling dumpsters, removing all individual trash cans and placing signs informing visitors of these locations.