Norris Lake Vacation and Resort Properties
Norris Lake is created by Norris Dam on the Clinch River in Campbell; Anderson County, Tennessee and is used for flood control, hydroelectric power, improved navigation and recreation purposes. Construction was completed in 1936. At normal levels it has a surface area of 23 square miles. The lake property is owned by the Tennessee Valley Authority.
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. 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.
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