Norris LakeNorris Lake, TN

Along the more than 800 miles of shoreline, there are two state wildlife management areas, three state parks, boat docks, county parks, and public access areas. Norris Lake extends 56 miles up the Powell River and 72 miles up the Clinch River. The lake has a surface area of more 34,200 acres and a maximum width of 1.2 miles. Located in an area of ridges and valleys, it abounds in secluded coves. In some of these wooded coves-Cove Lake, Big Ridge and the area around Norris Dam-TVA established demonstration public parks, which later became the nucleus of Tennessee’s state park system.

With over 800 miles of shoreline and many secluded coves, the clear, clean waters of Norris Lake is a premier destination for house boating, water sports, cruising and fishing.

Other resources: Norris Lake Marina Association

Cumberland Gap National Historical ParkCumberland Gap NHP Sign

At Cumberland Gap, the first great gateway to the west, follow the buffalo, the Native American, the longhunter, the pioneer… all traveled this route through the mountains into the wilderness of Kentucky. Modern day explorers and travelers stand in awe at this great gateway and the many miles of trails and scenic features found in the park.

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Wilderness Road State Park

Wilderness Road State Park was purchased in 1993. The park is about 310 acres that lie astride the Wilderness Road, a route carved by Daniel Boone in 1775. The route, which followed a buffalo trace, opened America’s first western frontier. Most notable in the park are the Karlan Mansion built in the 1877, a state-of-the-art visitor center and Martin’s Station, a replica of a colonial frontier fort that was on this site in 1775.

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B&B Straight Creek Boat Dock

775 Straight Creek Dock Road
New Tazewell, TN 37825

Phone: (423) 626-5826

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Beach Island Marina & Resort

170 Beach Island Road
Maynardville, TN 37807

Phone: (865) 992-3091

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Norris Landing Marina and Jimmy’s Place Restaurant

1015 Marina Landing Road
Tazewell, TN 37879

Phone: (423) 626-1818

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Well Being Foundation

376 Well Being Circle
Tazewell, TN 37879

Phone: (423) 626-9000

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Cedar Grove Marina & Campground

Hwy 33
New Tazewell, TN 37825

Phone: (865) 278-3131


Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

U.S. Highway 25E
Middlesboro, KY 40965

Phone: (606) 248-2817

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