Norris Dam State Park

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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.


Appalachian Event Center at Norris Dam

Seats 15 to 75 people
$50 to $100
Norris Dam State Park has two meeting rooms located in the west section on the park that can accommodate 15 to 75 people. These meeting rooms may be reserved up to one year in advance. For more information about these locations please contact the park office at 865-426-7461 or toll free at 1-800-543-9335.

Tea Room at Norris Dam

Seats approximately 100 people 
The Tea Room is a popular venue for weddings ceremonies and receptions, company dinners and catered events. Built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps, the Tea Room offers old fashioned charm with modern convenience. The building features a two tier floor plan, cathedral ceilings, a huge stone fireplace and a large wooden deck that overlooks the woods and Norris Lake when the trees are dormant. With the open amphitheater just across the street and cabin accommodations within walking distance, it is a one stop location for these happy events.

The Tea Room may be rented for $250, by the day, Monday through Thursday. Weekend rental is $1200 for Friday through Sunday as it requires a 3-day minimum. Included in the rental is the amphitheater, which holds up to 100 people.

Upper Tier -  22"x37"

  • The front doors enter into the upper tier
  • Stone fireplace with wood provided in season
  • Restrooms
  • Wooden Deck 31”x15’

Lower Tier - 23'x37'

  • Accessed by a four step drop down 
  • Kitchen furnished with a residential freezer, refrigerator and ovens. We do not furnish any dishes, flatware or glasses.

Tables and Chairs
There are 10 long tables. Each seats six and is 20" X 72". Seating is provided by ladderback chairs and benches on the upper tier. There are an additional four long folding tables in the building. We do not move in or move out tables and additional tables are available from outside vendors. Seating for about 100 persons is the maximum we recommend. 

Please contact the park directly for specific pricing, reservations and more information.