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Norris Lake

Contact Info
Tennessee Valley Authority - Clinch-Powell Watershed Team
17 Ridgeway Road
PO Box 1589
Norris, TN 37828

34,200 acres
Max. Depth:
196 ft.


Nestled between East Tennessee ridges, Norris Lake points the way to Cumberland Gap and the historic Wilderness Trail marked by Daniel Boone. From Norris Dam the lake extends 73 miles up the Clinch River and 56 miles up the Powell River and encompasses 34,200 aces of surface water at summer water elevations. It's such a huge body of water, with so many offshoots, that a lot of visitors plan a several day houseboat vacation just to have a chance to take it all in without feeling rushed.

Both smallmouth and largemouth bass are caught throughout the lake, and striped bass fishing has also become popular. Catches occasionally reach 50 pounds. The cool of the Clinch River below Norris Dam offers excellent brown and rainbow trout fishing.

Tour Companies

  • Nationwide Lakes
  • Boating, Houseboating
  • 888-454-8825

Houseboat Vacations If you've never taken a houseboat vacation before, you don't know what you're missing. Houseboating is a fun and easy way to explore the unique waters of North America. We pride ourselves on our commitment to working with our customers to help make their trip the best it can be.


Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Spotted Bass
White Bass
Channel Catfish
Black Crappie
Brown Trout
Rainbow Trout
Striped Bass
Fishing Methods:
Spinners,Jigging,Trolling,Live Bait,Crankbaits


34,200 acres
Max. Depth:
196 ft.
Water Access:
26 Public Access Boat Ramps


Water Features
  • Boat Ramp
  • Modern Restrooms
  • Swimming Beach
  • Stocked Fish
  • Picnic Areas
  • Drinking Water
  • Campground
  • RV Dumping Facilities
Water Activities
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Scuba Diving
Water Services
  • Bait Shop
  • Boat Rentals
  • Concessions
  • Fuel Available
  • Motorboat Rentals
  • Personal Watercraft Rentals
  • Restaurant

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

From Knoxville, go north on I-75, take exit 122, and go east on Highway 61 two miles. Turn left on Highway 441 and go north 4 miles.

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