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Norris Dam State Park

Camping


Campgrounds

Nightly rates vary based on date and availability. Applicable taxes and fees applied at checkout. The $5 reservation fee per site is non-refundable.

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. Firewood is available at the park office/visitor center. The maximum stay during in-season is 14 nights, and during the off-season is 28 nights. 

EAST SIDE

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.

To get to the East Campground

  • From I-75 take Exit 128 (Rocky Top) and turn left onto US-441 S (Hwy. 61) for 3.7 miles, passing the west park entrance and Norris Dam Marina. After crossing Norris Dam, take the second left at the stone entrance sign for Norris Dam State Park.  Follow the narrow road and turn right after Shelter #2 and follow the signs to the east campground.

WEST SIDE

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. 

To get to the West Campground

  • From I-75 take Exit 128 (Rocky Top) and turn left onto US-441 S (Hwy. 61) for 2.8 miles until you see the stone entrance sign for Norris Dam State Park and turn left.  Follow the signs to the campground, which will have you take your first left at the yellow gates.  Follow the road for one mile to the west campground.  ***Please use caution, the road leading to the campground is steep with dangerous curves.

Backcountry Camping

Nightly rates vary based on date and availability. Applicable taxes and fees applied at checkout. The $5 reservation fee per site is non-refundable.

This backcountry campsite is located on top of Andrews Ridge with beautiful views of Norris Lake during the winter. There is a stone fire ring. No water or electric is available. Please practice Leave No Trace and pack everything in and everything out. The site will accommodate up to three tents and six people. Reservations may be made online, but please check in at the park office prior to setting out.


Policies & Disclaimers

Firewood Policy

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.

To learn more about 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.