Eight hundred miles of shoreline, 34,000 acres, 22 marinas and resorts, 3 state parks, 2 wildlife management areas, 14 different kinds of fish—These are just a few of the reasons why Norris Lake is the ultimate waterway and the perfect vacation destination.
This beautiful lake extends 56 miles up the Powell River and 72 miles up the Clinch River. It’s surrounded by the majestic mountains of East Tennessee. A secluded cove is always waiting for you. Whether you’re wanting to fish, camp, boat, or simply enjoy the picturesque shoreline, you’ll surely find a marina, free launch site, restaurant, cabin, motel, houseboat, or campground on Norris Lake.
Fourteen different types of fish reside in Norris Lake, including striped bass, crappie, walleye, large mouth bass and small mouth bass. Norris Lake is a premier fishing destination for many, including the Outdoor Network’s, Fishing University, who taped an episode on Norris Lake. Click here or scroll down to watch the episode. For an unforgettable fishing experience, we suggest you use a guide for your first time on Norris Lake. Click here for a list of fishing guides in our area. You can purchase your fishing license at the Wal-Mart, located at exit 122 (Clinton/Norris) off of Interstate75 or online. You can launch your boat for free at Anderson County Park, Loyston Point, or at the State Boat Access near Norris Dam State Park (from Oak Grove Road-off of freeway 441) or visit one of our Sequoyah Marina or Stardust Marina. Click here for information about Tennessee State Boating Laws.
Wanting to enjoy the lake more than just one day? Find a place to stay overnight or camp right near the lake. And to really appreciate the beauty of the lake, you can hike the area.
Norris Lake is known as the cleanest lake in the Tennessee Valley Authorities’ System but it does have a few minor problems. Some people misuse the lake and use its shoreline to illegally dump and some users forget to take their trash home after their trip to the lake. If you would like to help the Norris Lake Stakeholders sustain Norris Lake’s beauty and clear waters, click here.