Things To Do
At Norris Lake

Sight Seeing

Rent Norris Lake House is nestled in the foothills of the Smokey Mountains providing plenty of opportunities for site seeing and adventures awaiting everyone. Norris Lake offers clear water, beautiful rolling hills and site seeing around every bend.

Bring your mountain bike or hiking shoes and explore the thousands of paths and opportunities to explore on your own, you won’t be disappointed. 

Water Activities

Let’s Face It, the lake is amazing and has so much to offer!
Contact in advance of your stay to rent everything you need for fun in the sun while on the water.

Rent the following watercraft at Norris Lake Water Sports for endless hours of fun during your stay: Ski Boats, Pontoon Boating, Speed Boats, Jet Skis and all of the accessories including lifejackets, water tubes and more. Additional sources for rentals available.

Fishing is another attraction that will keep you and your family coming back to Rent Norris Lake House since there are so many varieties of fish to go after. Striper John’s guided fishing service

Norris Lake offers some of the best fresh water fishing in the state. With over 56 species of fish including an abundance of black crappie, bluegill, brown trout, channel catfish and more – it’s a fisherman’s paradise and is famous for striper fishing.


Where to Eat at Norris Lake
Norris Lake Properties Hot Picks for
ON THE WATER Eats and Entertainment

Flat Hollow
185 Flat Hollow Dock Circle Speedwell, TN 37870

Great weekend breakfast buffet and full service menu throughout the week. You don’t want to miss Friday night wings night!

Shanghai Marina
Featuring amazing live local music artists on the weekends. Shopping for unique Norris Lake clothing and gifts. Expansive food menu and full service bar. The place to be on Saturday nights for pizza, great ribs, good meals & drink

Sugar Hollow
Come check out this newly remodeled marina! Great menu and full service bar. Has the best breakfast menu on the waterfront!

The Tiki Bar
Full service bar and food with a fun atmosphere. 
156 Launch Ln, LaFollette, TN 37766


Twin Cove
Full service food and bar. Don’t miss their speciality drinks and famous fried hanging pretzel!
1835 Ridge Rd, Caryville, TN 37714
(423) 566-0976

Whitman’s Hollow
Froggies! Some think their wings are the best on the lake. Try and see for yourself! Live music on the weekends, boat rentals, full service bar and food menu.
1203 Whitman Hollow Road, LaFollette, TN 37766
Phone: 423-562-9941

Bubba Brew’s
Plan a day trip to Bubba’s for some of the best fun around. Live music, indoor and outdoor dining, Full service bar and restaurant.
170 Beach Island Rd, Maynardville, TN 37807
(865) 992-3091

Bars and Eating Options OFF THE WATER

Chapman Hill Winery
450 S. Chapman Road, LaFollette, TN 37766

Charley’s Pizza Parlor
103 E Cumberland Ln, Jacksboro, TN 37757
(423) 562-0116

El Pueblito
Spice up your Norris Lake vacation with a good Mexican food.

Katie’s Carry Out and Catering
183 N Tennessee Ave, LaFollette, TN 37766
(423) 563-9799

King Donuts
2131 Jacksboro Pike, LaFollette, TN 37766
(423) 437-8973

McCloud Mountain Restaurant
1220 McClouds Trail, Duff, TN 37729
(423) 562-3282

Rainbow Family Restaurant
1726 Jacksboro Pike, LaFollette, TN 37766
(423) 562-9237

Rickard Ridge BBQ
131 Goose Ln, Caryville, TN 37714
(423) 907-8202

Stockyard BBQ
1419 Jacksboro Pike, LaFollette, TN 37766

Southern Sweets
2558 Jacksboro Pike, Jacksboro, TN 37757
(865) 722-0801

The Local 
2303 Jacksboro Pike, LaFollette, TN 37766

Twin Flame Sports Bar and Restaurant
2239 Jacksboro Pike, LaFollette, TN 37766
(423) 377-1163

Norris Lake Marinas

Sugar Hollow Dock 
Located near Lakeside Estates and is a full-service marina that offers ski boat, Jet Ski and Pontoon Boat rentals, covered slips, and boat lifts. The General store offers many important lake items that include food, fuel, bait and fishing licenses. If your tummy is rumbling, The Galley Restaurant is an excellent choice for great food, a great view of the lake and plenty of room for a crowd.
610 Marina Lane LaFollette, TN 37766
— 423-562-3466

Shanghai Resort
This is a popular full-service marina offering pontoon boat, wave runner, and water toy rentals. This resort also includes a full service restaurant, groceries, ice-cream shop, ATM, boat accessories, gas, oil and an RV parts and accessory store. If you need internet access, Shanghai offers wireless internet throughout the harbor. It is also the first marina on Norris Lake to enforce mandatory holding tanks — making it an environmentally friendly Tennessee Valley Clean Marina!
1000 Shanghai Lafollette, TN 37766
— 423-562-7651

Flat Hollow Marina and Resort
Located near Flat Hollow Estates and is a full-service marina that provides rentals for pontoon boats, ski boats, jet skis, and accessories. You can also shop at the marina store for beer, soda, groceries, boat accessories, bait, fishing tackle and much more. This marina provides a launch ramp, outdoor bar/gathering area and a full service remodeled restaurant with an extensive menu.
185 Flat Hollow Dock Cr Speedwell, TN 37870
— 423-562-8314 

Springs Dock Resort
Full-service marina that provides rentals for pontoon boats and jet skis, gas, boat slips, and dry boat storage. The resort restaurant offers a  complete menu and you can shop at the Dock Store for ice, beer, groceries, fishing tackle, bait, boat accessories, lake maps and more. Springs Dock Resort also has an ATM and a public phone.
1652 Alder Springs Rd LaFollette, TN 37766
— 423-562-2405

Whitman Hollow (Full bar, bands every weekend)
Whitman Hollow Marina is your ultimate Norris Lake vacation destination.  Our newly remodeled full service Marina including our brand new covered slips will create the perfect beginning to your summer adventure.  Our goal is your comfort.  Whether you’re cruising, fishing, wake boarding or water skiing, Whitman Hollow Marina is fully equipped to provide all of your vacation fun.

For the 2020 season we have completely remodeled Fully Stocked Bar (Now offering draft beers) more live entertainment, more seating, and a lot more fun.
1203 Whitman Hollow Road, LaFollette, TN 37766
— Phone: 423-562-9941



Land Activities

Brimstone Recreation
2860 Baker Highway Huntsville, TN 37756

Royal Blue (ATV)
6307 Stinking Creek Rd , Pioneer, TN 37847

Windrock Park 
 865-435-3492 |  865-435-1251 |  

Hiking at Norris lake

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
Cumberland Gap Parkway Hwy. 25E Middlesboro, KY 40965

Additional Hiking Trails

Horse Back Riding

Walden Creek Riding Stables
2709 Walden Creek Rd. Sevierville, TN 37862

Movie Theater & Rentals

Carmike Movies (2 theaters)
2140 Jacksboro Hwy, La Follette, TN


Children’s museum in Oakridge near Knoxville

Living Museum of Appalachian History

McClung Museum of Natural History

LJams Nature Center

Lost Sea Adventures

Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge 

Norris Lake Golf

The Greens at Deerfield
18 Hole Championship Golf Course
161 Clubhouse Drive, La Follette, TN

Woodlake Golf Course 

Paint Ball

Power Play (About an hour drive one way)
134 Main St.Tazewell, TN 37879


Wears Valley Zipline Adventures
1911 Wears Valley Road, Sevierville, TN 37862

Additional Suggestions

Shelly Belle’s Kayak and tubing also axe throwing

Cumberland Gap National Park

Hensley Settlement

Bushy Mountain Prison Tour 

Riverboat cruise

Elk viewing station at Hatfield Knob

Hiking Little Egypt and other trails

About Us

Because Life is Better
at the Lake…

We find Norris Lake to be about as perfect a place on this planet you can find!
Majestic mountains and crystal clear waters combine to make your experience here unforgettable.
We have 6 kids and 3 dogs and love every minute we spend at the lake.

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