Norris Lake, the Clinch River and Melton Hill Lake are the three bodies of water that make up the Ultimate Waterway. Norris Lake is 800 miles of shoreline and covers over 34,000 surface acres. It is ideal for boating, skiing, fishing, paddling and swimming since it is considered the cleanest lake in the Tennessee Valley Authority system. The surrounding shorelines are perfect for camping, hiking and mountain biking.
The Clinch River is the tail waters of Norris Lake and is considered one of the premier trout fisheries in the United States. It is the body of water where the Tennessee state record brown trout was caught. The Clinch is also popular for kayaking and canoeing.
Melton Hill Lake’s 173 miles of shoreline and its flatwater make it popular for paddling. It is considered one of the best rowing courses in America and hosts many collegiate and national rowing competitions. The fish are quite impressive too considering the state record musky, weighing in at 43 pounds, was caught on Melton Hill.