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Of the sixty-plus fish found in Norris Lake catches can include Brown and Rainbow trout, striper bass, small and largemouth bass. Walleye, rockfish, lake perch, bluegill, catfish and crappie can also be found. The lake supports warm-water, cool-water as well as cold-water sport species.

One of the most traditional states in the country also offers some truly exciting hunting seasons. Tennessee offers one of the longest deer hunting seasons in the country.

For Tennessee deer hunting, the statewide bag limit for antlered bucks is two per season, and one per day. Legal bucks must have antlers a minimum of three inches in length; anything less than three inches is considered antlerless under Tennessee hunting regulations. It is unlawful to hunt or trap any albino deer in Tennessee.

In addition to deer hunts, Tennessee also offers a wide variety of small game and turkey hunting with a lot of year round hunting options.

In addition to hunting, Tennessee also has a trapping season for many small game animals. License information can be obtained online or at any authorized seller within the state.


CC ACRES is a secluded 38 acre horse ranch located in historic Sharps Chapel. Our ranch is completely bordered by Chuck Swan Wildlife Management Forest. Chuck Swan is a peninsula surrounded by Norris Lake. Norris Lake’s waters are not far away and the lake is a favorite for all types of water-sport recreation & activities. In addition to our horseback riding adventures, we now offer camping for trail riders bringing their own horses for day use or overnight.

The best-kept golf secret in the South – is waiting for you to discover. Fronting on 34,000-acre Norris Lake, this Par 72 Championship Golf Course was called “one of America’s best new courses” by Golf Digest in 2000. Consider this your invitation to come for a visit or a tour. We think you’ll come back for the ultimate golfing experience.

Conveniently Located in Upper East Tennessee – Woodlake is just a short drive from Kentucky, Virginia, and North Carolina. We’re only 10 minutes from the town of Tazewell, 30 minutes from Morristown, and 45 minutes from the city amenities of Knoxville.

Abraham Lincoln Museum & Library

You will discover one of the finest Lincoln collections in the world. Nearly 30,000 items tell a story of this remarkable individual and his personal rendezvous with history.
Location: Harrogate TN
Phone: 423.869.6235

Museum of Appalachia

“My life has been enriched beyond words by the Museum of Appalachia.” Offers: Mark Twain`s family cabin, Tater Valley School, pasture animals, pioneer life, Craft and Gift shop, Hall of Fame building, heritage and culture of all America, Bunch House and the Arnwine Cabin.
Location: Norris TN
Phone: 865.494.7680

Favorite Marinas on Norris Lake

Read up on more than 12 Norris Lake marinas, plus two favorite marinas from the local people who know at Norris Lake Cabin Rentals. When you rent a beautiful vacation cabin from these girls, great marinas are just the beginning of your awesome vacation.
Location: Norris Lake

Flat Hollow Marina

�The Fun Dock� . Ice, beer, gas. Grumpy Gary�s Grill & Restaurant . Rents pontoons, ski boats, and jet skis.
Location: Speedwell
Phone: 423-562-8314

Norris Landing Marina

Full service marina offering pontoon, fishing, and ski boat rentals. Other Amenities & Services: Fishing Supplies, Daily & Weekly Covered Boat Slips, Wi-Fi Service, Pump Out Service, Restrooms, Beer, Grocery Items, Snacks, Bait, Fishing and Marine Supplies, Yearly Covered Boat Slips, Gas and Oil, and Launch Ramp. Restaurant on site with full bar.
Location: Tazewell, TN
Phone: 423.626.1818

Cedar Grove Marina

Hello and welcome to Cedar Grove Marina and Campground on beautiful Norris Lake in East Tennessee. We`re proud to be your source for all things fun on the water. We offer rental pontoon boats, ski boats, wave runners, skis, and other water toys. We`re truly a Full-Service Marina.
Location: New Tazewell TN
Phone: 865.278.3131

Beach Island Marina

Full service marina offering water craft rentals and boat slips.
Location: Maynardville TN
Phone: 865.992.3091

Twin Cove Marina

Marina offers personal watercraft, party boat, pontoon, fishing, and ski boat rentals. Yearly and weekly covered boat slips are also available. The store offers grocery items, beer, snacks, bait, oil, gas, fishing and marine supplies. Dockside Bar and Grille is located on site.
Location: Caryville TN
Phone: 423.566.0976

Hickory Star Marina

Full service marina, swimming pool, fish guide service, restaurant and bar.
Location: Maynardville TN
Phone: 865.992.5241
Toll Free: 800.235.6866

Indian River Marina

The marina offers pontoon, fishing, ski boat, and water sport equipment rentals. The launch ramp is available throughout the year. The marina store has beer, snacks, bait, gas and oil, fishing and marine supplies. Yearly and weekly covered boat slips. Lucy`s Caf� is on site and open daily with live entertainment on Friday nights. Restrooms are on site.
Location: Jacksboro TN
Phone: 423.562.5290

Norris Dam Marina

Full service marina and restaurant with handicap accessible facilities. Marina has souvenirs, gifts, live bait, fishing tackle, and public restrooms. They offer pontoon, fishing & ski boat, and personal watercraft rentals. They also have dry/wet boat slips and a launch ramp.
Location: Norris TN
Phone: 865.494.8138

Blue Springs Dock

Marina store open seven days a week year round and offers soda, snacks, ice, fishing and boating supplies, live bait, launch ramp, gas and oil. Restrooms are on site. The marina has pontoon rentals and yearly covered boat slips. No alcohol sales.
Location: Speedwell TN
Phone: 423.562.9953

Springs Dock Resort

Family owned and operated full service marina offering pontoon, fishing boat, ski boat, and personal watercraft rentals. The marina has a restaurant on the water, fishing and marine supplies, houseboat buoy rental, yearly and weekly covered boat slips, waterboard rentals, pump out service, restrooms, swimming pool, beer, grocery items, snacks, bait, fishing License, dry boat / trailer storage, gas and oil, launch ramp, tube rentals, kneeboard rentals, and ski rentals.
Location: LaFollette TN
Phone: 423.562.2405

Straight Creek Boat Dock

Located on Norris Reservoir, this full service facility includes snack bar and convenience store that offers a complete line of fishing and camping necessities including propane, bait, gas, ice, etc. Also offering a full line of boating toys. We have covered slips for all sizes of boats. Rent fishing boats and have a fleet of the finest pontoon/speed boats on Norris Lake for rent by the hour, day or for extended periods of time.
Location: New Tazewell TN
Phone: 423.626.5826

Lone Mountain Boat Dock

Offering primitive and full hookup camping locations, covered and uncovered slips, Pontoon rentals, overnight docking, houseboat slips, boat lifts, boat launching and boat storage in winter. A mechanic is on call when needed. The dock store carries live bait, fishing tackle, cold beer, soda, ice, snacks, cigarettes and a small line of groceries. Gas and fishing licenses are also available. Restrooms on premises.
Location: Tazewell TN
Phone: 423.626.9437


History of Tennessee is vast in the many plantations in Tennessee. Civil war sites in Tennessee can be found at the Wilderness Road State Park in Virginia or Cumberland Gap in Tennessee and Kentucky. There are Tennessee plantation homes in East Tennessee as well

The Historic Ramsey House Plantation

On a 100+ acre site you can see the rich land and experience the scenic beauty that drew Francis Ramsey (1764-1820) to the forks of the French Broad and Holston Rivers. A Georgian-styly home, constructed of native pink marble and blue limestone, contains architectural details found only in the finer homes of the post-Revolution era.
Location: Knoxville TN
Phone: 865.546.0745

Joppa Mountain Pottery

Joppa Mountain Pottery is owned by a family of potters and artists living in the small, rural community of Joppa located in Rutledge, Tennessee in the beautiful Grainger County foothills. All of their work is “one of a kind.” There are no molds used in any of their processes. They offer a wide range of pottery that is either their design or made to order for the customer. Stop on in, or call Ann or McDonald Crosby for an appointment.
Location: Rutledge TN
Phone: 865.828.5818

Appalachian Quilt Trail

Past and present often travel side-by-side along the trail, with old homesteads, farms or stores kept in families for generations. Many of the quilt squares you will see on buildings are replicas of old family patterns. The variety of stops along the Appalachian Quilt Trail showcases our rich history. Tennessee’s life earliest-known inhabitants of Tennessee were mound builders, still present when the Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto became the first European in what is now Tennessee. At that time the Cherokee Indians inhabited East Tennessee; the Shawnee, Middle Tennessee, apparently on Cherokee sufferance; and the Chickasaw remained in West Tennessee until 1818. As you travel the trail you will have the chance to explore the storied Native American traditions of East Tennessee.
Location: Rutledge TN
Toll Free: 888.775.4AQT

Tennessee Quilts

Tennessee Quilts is located across from the Visitors Center on Boone Street in Jonesborough, Tennessee`s oldest town. Founded in 1779, Jonesborough was at that time part of North Carolina, but it later became part of the short lived State of Franklin before becoming part of Tennessee. Jonesborough is today the site of numerous historic homes and other structures, shops of all kinds, and the National Storytelling Network and Storytelling Foundation International. Festivals and concerts are held throughout the year, including Quiltfest, which is held each July, and the National Storytelling Festival, held on the first weekend in October. Jonesborough is also part of the nation`s first All-American Region, the Tri-Cities, Tennessee / Virginia.
Location: Jonesborough TN
Phone: 423.753.6644


Bristol Tennessee is about 1.5 hours from Norris Lake Cabin Rentals on beautiful scenic Hwy 81 into Bristol TN. Other speedway parks in Tennessee are located locally at our very own Tazewell Speedway Dirt Track Racing.

Volunteer Speedway

“World`s fastest 1/2 mile dirt track.” A five division weekly event racing program featuring Gateway Ford Super Late Model, Courtesy Chevrolet Crate Late Model, Rusty Wallace Toyota, Hobby Stock, IMCA Open Wheel Modified, and Century 21 Masengill-McCrary Realtors.  Mini Stock action is scheduled every Saturday night from March until the middle of October. Call for race schedule times and dates.
Location: Bulls Gap TN
Phone: 423.235.5020

Knoxville Dragway

Come and enjoy a good old fashioned Drag meet the way it should still be, Heads-up, flag start, no timing equipment, first one to the finish wins. Grudge matches are not only welcome but encouraged. REAL RACING like it use to be. NOTE; There will be no eliminations it is just open runs similar to Test and Tune format. Just have fun running your car down a race track all out with out worry of the police. Call for race schedule times and dates.
Location: Maynardville TN
Phone: 865.992.9995

411 Motor Speedway

3/8 mile dirt oval track. Late Model, Modified Street, Classic Car, Street Stock, Mini Stock and Pure Mini racing. Call for Race Schedule Times and Dates.
Location: Seymour TN
Phone: 865.257.RACE

Bristol Motor Speedway

This 1/2 mile concrete oval is located in Bristol and hosts the NASCAR Winston Cup, Busch, All Pro and Dash series. Call for race schedule dates and times.
Location: Bristol TN
Phone: 423.764.1161

Tazewell Speedway

Tazewell Speedway`s 1/3 mile dirt oval track was built in 1965 and is known as one of the country`s most exciting racetracks. Fans know that Tazewell Speedway will produce action-packed racing action every time the gates open. Call for race schedule time and dates.
Location: Tazewell TN
Phone: 423.626.2222

Restaurants – Jacksboro & LaFollette

Restaurants located near Norris Lake Cabin Rentals on Norris Lake in the Jacksboro and Lafollette areas in Tennessee.

Ninja Hibachi Express

Location: 2405 Jacksboro Pike LaFollette, TN 37766
Phone: 423.562.9988

Charley`s Pizza Parlor

Location: 103 Cumberland Ln Jacksboro, TN 37757
Phone: 432.562.0116


Location: 125 Mountain Perkins Lane Jacksboro, TN 37757
Phone: 423.566.4777

McCloud Mountain Restaurant

Beautiful views and sites to see. Plus a great place to sit down and enjoy some great food! Its a little drive but well worth it! Please call the restaurant for directions and reservations.
Location: McClouds Trail Duff, TN 37729
Phone: 423.562.3282

Restaurants – Maynardville (20 miles)

Pete`s Place

Lunch or dinner or just a drink, Pete`s Place provides great meals, cooked to perfection right on the grill. Come in and meet our friendly staff, watch the game on our big screen TV, or listen to your favorite music all while you eat your meal. What ever the occasion, you`ll love our hometown place with an uptown taste.
Location: Maynardville TN
Phone: 865.992.3698

El Mariachi

Mexican menu. Alcohol served.
Location: Maynardville TN
Phone: 865.992.3200

Restaurants – Middlesboro, KY (17 miles)

Restaurants for fine dining cuisine in Middlesboro offer top dining. Middlesboro has the best Chinese food and Chinese dining. Middlesboro Kentucky is a dry county so all the fine eating with the family is always a pleasant experience


Location: Middlesboro KY
Phone: 606.248.8616

Burger King

Location: Middlesboro KY
Phone: 606.248.5002

Captain D`s

Location: Middlesboro KY
Phone: 606.248.4323

Chinatown Express

Location: Middlesboro KY
Phone: 606.248.2356

Conley`s Drive-In

Location: Middlesboro KY
Phone: 606.248.1741

Dairy Queen

Location: Middlesboro KY
Phone: 606.248.8730


Location: Middlesboro KY
Phone: 606.248.3836


Location: Middlesboro KY
Phone: 606.248.7086

PaPa John`s Pizza

Location: Middlesboro KY
Phone: 606.248.7272

Pelancho`s – Mexican

Location: Middlesboro KY
Phone: 606.248.0303

Pizza Hut

Location: Middlesboro KY
Phone: 606.248.7338

Waffle King

Location: Middlesboro KY
Phone: 606.248.5003


Location: Middlesboro KY
Phone: 606.248.4392

Ryan`s Family Steak House

Location: Middlesboro KY
Phone: 606.242.2900

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and Restaurant

Home style cooking with a breakfast and dinner menu served all day. Country store has candy, d�cor, rocking chairs, clothing, and toys.
Location: Middlesboro KY
Phone: 606.248.7011


Restaurants – Morristown (30 miles)

Angelo`s Hillside Grill

Angelo`s offers Italian dining with a family touch. The establishment is located inside an old mansion and includes a well decorated dining room. Enjoy the quiet and pleasant atmosphere as well as traditional Italian appetizers and a full bar.
Location: Morristown TN
Phone: 423.839.2139

Sagebrush Steakhouse

Come and enjoy a thick, juicy steak during your next visit.
Location: Morristown TN
Phone: 423.586.7493


Restaurants – New Tazewell & Tazewell (5-10 miles)

Fine eating at local places to eat in Tennessee, luxury dining and the best places to eat in Tennessee.

Dominos Pizza

No eat in available. Pick up and small delivery area.
Location: New Tazewell TN
Phone: 423.626.2100

Pizza Inn

Offering full menu with pizza/desert buffet and salad bar.
Location: New Tazewell TN
Phone: 423.626.7258

Pizza Plus

Offering a full menu and salad bar.
Location: New Tazewell TN
Phone: 423.626.6600

Frostee Freeze

Drive In – Burgers, hot dogs, shakes.
Location: New Tazewell TN
Phone: 423.626.3521


Full menu, drive up and eat in available
Location: New Tazewell TN
Phone: 423.626.7797


Location: Tazewell TN
Phone: 423.626.5055

Kentucky Fried Chicken

Location: Tazewell TN
Phone: 423.626.5421

Taco Bell

Location: Tazewell TN
Phone: 423.626.2355


Location: Tazewell TN
Phone: 423.626.7208


Location: Tazewell TN
Phone: 423.626.1165

Long John Silvers

Location: New Tazewell TN
Phone: 423.626.2500

Old Town Grill

Casual Dining. Alcohol served.
Location: Tazewell TN
Phone: 423.526.5766

Do Drop Inn

Home cooking with great atmosphere.
Location: New Tazewell TN
Phone: (423) 626-8960

El Mariachi

Mexican menu. Alcohol served. Two locations.
Location: Tazewell and New Tazewell
Phone: 423.626.1921

Red Door

Chinese menu.
Location: Tazewell TN
Phone: 423.626.5858

Mark`s Sandwich Shop

Serves home cooked food with daily specials.
Location: New Tazewell TN
Phone: 423.626.8233

Roma Pizza & Italian Restaurant 4

Serves pizza, calzones, pasta dinners, salads, and hot or cold sandwiches
Location: New Tazewell TN
Phone: 423.626.7774

Little Caesars Pizza

Location: New Tazewell TN
Phone: 423.626.9797


The Pinnacle Overlook

The Pinnacle Overlook, Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, gives you a breathtaking view of three different states and seven different towns. Open year round, weather permitting.
Location: Cumberland Gap National Park
Phone: 606.248.2817

Veterans Overlook

Veterans Overlook provides spectacular view of Cherokee Lake, the lake was formed by the damming of the Holston River. The mountains in the distance are from the Blue Ridge Thrust Sheets.
Location: Atop Clinch Mountain


Mammoth caves are beautiful but wait til you take a cave tours at Cujo Caverns in Cumberland Gap Cave. They exhibit cave formations, cave exploring and exploration. It should be listed as one of the many famous caves of East Tennessee

Ruby Falls

Ruby Falls is located on historic Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga TN, overlooking the Tennessee River. Your guided tour of Ruby Falls begins at historic Cavern Castle. Modeled after a fifteenth-century Irish castle, the building was constructed from limestone excavated from inside Lookout Mountain Caverns.
Location: Chattanooga TN
Phone: 423.821.2544

Bristol Caverns

Beautiful and majestic Bristol Caverns! Far below the earth`s surface, in the timeless beauty of Bristol Caverns, a strange and exciting experience awaits you. Paved, well lighted walkways wind through the vaulted chambers and along the banks of the ancient Underground River that carved these remarkable caverns from the hard core of the earth 200 to 400 million years ago.Stalactites and stalagmites, some larger than tree trunks and others smaller than straws, fascinate and give play to the imagination. Where some of these formation have grown together, massive columns have been formed reaching from the floor to the ceiling of the lofty rooms. With every view, nature`s artistry is at its best and can be seen in the remarkable tumbling cascades and billowing draperies – all of solid stone.
Location: Bristol TN
Phone: 423.878.2011

The Gap Cave

After restoration, the cave now closely resembles its original condition. No electricity, only lanterns light the way. Visitors will discover mammoth rooms and gaze in awe at the walls decorated with delicate stalactites and majestic stalagmites. Gap Cave is once again a grand underground cathedral. For more information, please visit the National Parks Service web site.
Location: Cumberland Gap National Park
Phone: 606.248.1052

Sand Caves

This seventy-five-foot-high sandstone overhang, located near the eastern end of the park, is reached via a beautifully wooded 8-mile round trip hike. Some tales suggest that at one time as many as twenty-one colors existed in the walls of the “cave.” The beauty outside the cave is equally impressive. Hemlocks higher than the cave mouth stand sentinel near the entrance. A small waterfall flows over the cave entrance most of the year, adding beauty for the ear and the eye. A half-buried log in the sand below the falls makes a good seat on which to eat your lunch.
Location: Cumberland Gap National Park
Phone: 606.573.2172

The Lost Sea Adventure

Explore this registered natural landmark. Be fascinated by strange and unusual rock formations. See a 140 year old date burned into the cave wall by the torch of a Confederate soldier. Revisit the “Moonshine” area of the caverns when “white lightning” was brewed inside the caverns. Take a boat ride across America`s largest underground lake. Delight as large Rainbow trout jump out of the water for food. Admire the colorful rare Anthodites found in only a few caves throughout the world. See one of a kind formations around every corner. Pause for a moment of reflection in front of Crystal Falls.
Location: Sweetwater TN
Phone: 423.337.6616

State Parks

Tennessee state park here locally is Cumberland Gap. Other state parks are Big Ridge State Park and Norris Dam State Park. The state parks in East TN are among the best TN state park area in Tennessee.

Panther Creek State Park

Offering: Handicap equipped, camping, visitor center, picnic area, water skiing, swimming, boat launches, hiking trails, playgrounds, tennis courts, bike trails (rental).
Location: Morristown TN
Phone: 423.587.7046

Big Ridge State Park

Offering: camping, laundry, back country camping sites, visitor center, water skiing, boat renting, fishing, boat launching, canoe access, swimming, tennis courts, playgrounds and hiking trails.
Location: Maynardville TN
Toll Free: 800.471.5305

Cumberland Gap National Park

Offering: Gap Cave (guided tours), Pinnacle Overlook, White Rocks Overlook, Visitor Center, camping, hiking, picnicing, Hensley Settlement (guided tours), backpacking, sight seeing, wildlife watching and back country camp sites (must have advance reservations).
Location: Middlesboro KY
Phone: 606.248.2817

Tennessee ATV Trails

Tennessee has some of the best ATV parks and riding trails in the Cumberland Mountains. You can enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery and wildlife while riding your off road vehicle.

Ride Royal Blue

Trails for every skill level for ATV`s, SxS`s, trail bikes, rail buggies, jeeps, mountain bikes, and 4 wheel drive trucks. Park is open 24/7, each ATV operator must have an ATV permit which can be purchased at Wal-Mart.
Location: Pioneer TN
Phone: 423.784.9445

Wilderness Trail Off-Road Park

Located on the Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky state line. The park has over 120 miles of trails for ATV`s, side x sides, dirt bikes, trucks, and Jeeps. The park also has ponds for fishing (KY fishing license required). Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy the park FREE of charge.
Location: Pineville KY
Phone: 606.499.0567
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