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Top 5 Things to Do When You Visit Stardust Marina on Norris Lake

Located on the beautiful Norris Lake, Stardust Marina is a full-service 500 slip marina that has covered boat slips, boat rentals, lakeside dining and more! When you visit Norris Lake, you’ll love everything this marina has to offer. To help you make the most of your time there, we put together the top 5 things to do when you visit Stardust Marina on Norris Lake.

1. Rent a Pontoon Boat

For a nice and relaxing day out on Norris Lake, rent a pontoon boat! Stardust Marina has a variety of boat rentals available for you to enjoy. If you’re visiting with a large group, you’ll love the Party Pontoon! You’ll even have an upper deck on the boat where you can socialize and soak up the sun. There are also Four Winns boat rentals and regular pontoons available. And the best part is — you’ll get to spend the whole day on the lake! You’ll have your boat rental from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m.

2. Have Fun on the Water

wakeboarding on norris lakeWhile you’re at Norris Lake, you’re going to want to enjoy the crystal clear water! You can go swimming, fishing, water-skiing and more! Norris Lake is so big that it is rarely congested, which is definitely a plus for those who want to play in the water. The lake is rated the cleanest lake in the southeast and one of the top 5 cleanest in the United States, so you’ll love jumping in and cooling off on those hot summer days!

3. Take a Nature Hike

If you want to go on a little adventure, tie up your boat to one of many deep water coves near the marina and take a nature hike inside the Chuck Swan Wildlife Management area! The scenic peninsula has more than 70 miles of trails for you explore. It’s the perfect way to spend your time if you want to take a break from the water!

4. Dine at The Harbor Grill

Sundown Saturdays at Stardust MarinaAfter a full day outdoors, you’re sure to have worked up quite the appetite. Luckily, Stardust Marina on Norris Lake has its very own restaurant, The Harbor Grill! The Harbor Grill offers delicious lakeside dining for visitors to enjoy. The menu has a wide variety of items, from appetizers, to wraps, to hot wings, to burgers! There is even a special kid’s menu with grilled PB&J, hot dogs, chicken tenders and more. If you just want to grab something to quench your thirst, The Harbor Grill serves ice cold draft beer and frozen drinks. If you visit on a Saturday or Sunday morning, you can dine on a made-to-order breakfast! But that’s not all. On Saturday nights, the restaurant hosts “Sundown Saturdays,” where you can listen to live music!

5. Explore Anderson County

When you visit Stardust Marina on Norris Lake, take some time to explore the rest of Anderson County! You’ll be just 7 miles away from the modern conveniences of a large town, like shopping, dining and family entertainment. You can visit historic downtown Clinton and grab a hand-churned ice cream cone from the local creamery, or head to Windrock Park for some outdoor fun riding ATVs! There are so many things to do just a short drive from Stardust Marina.

Where to Stay

Condo at Vacations on the WaterIf you’re planning on spending more than just one day at Stardust Marina and are looking for a place to stay, you’re in luck. Vacations on the Water offers condos adjacent to the marina and many houses available for rent nearby. There are 1-3 bedroom furnished condos offering breathtaking views of Norris Lake, and 3-5 bedroom homes that can accommodate both small and large groups.

Plan a trip to Stardust Marina to try all of these exciting things to do! Learn more about Stardust Marina on Norris Lake and get ready for an unforgettable adventure in Anderson County.