Where the Mountains Meet Norris Lake

Have your next getaway in Campbell County!

From Norris Lake to Cumberland Trail State Park, our area offers visitors a myraid of activies both on and off the water.

Whether you’re looking for fishing, boating, watersports, or just to relax some, spend some time on Norris Lake during your stay. Many of the area marinas offer public boat ramps, as well as boat and watercraft rentals, and there’s a variety of accommodations from which you may choose. There’s camping, cabins, hotels, and more – whatever you’re looking for we have it!

If you love the outdoors, Campbell County will be your paradise! With 3 state parks, one of which includes a Wildlife Management Area, our community has ample space for hiking, ATV-ing, and camping. There’s a wide range of wildlife in our area, too, including deer, blue herons, turkey, eagles, and even a few cows and horses along the shoreline of Norris.

Come & Play for A While

No matter what you’re looking for, you’ll find it here in the valleys of the Cumberland Moutains or the waters of Norris Lake. Here are just a few of the things to do during your stay with us!

Soak Up the Sun on Norris Lake

Learn more about area marinas, watercraft rentals, camping and more!

Take In Some Area History

Visit Norris Dam, stroll a Civil War Trail, or explore our Historical Society Museum.

Get a Taste for the Area

Our community has a myraid of food options guaranteed to satisfy your taste buds.

Go for A Hike

Stretch your legs on one of our many area hikes. 

Enjoy the Views

Four scenic byways, The Top Secret Trail, Cumberland Historic Byway, White Lightning Trail, and, designated in 2021, US Scenic Byway Norris Freeway go through Campbell County. Jump in your ride and enjoy the views!

Venture Offroad

Looking for something adventurous to do? Why not take to the trails in an ATV?

scenic view of Norris Lake Dam

Cove Lake State Park

Wetlands, Woodlands, and Wildlife in a Mountain Valley

Spend the day in nature taking advantage of Cove Lake’s nature trails that are easily accessible to walkers and cyclists, alike. Visitors may enjoy fishing or just simply sitting back and taking in the vista views.

Photo via Cove Lake State Park Facebook credited to J. Phillips Photographic.

Cove Lake State Park
110 Cove Lake Lane
Caryville, TN 37714

scenic view of Norris Lake Dam

Cumberland Trail State Park

High Ridges and Deep Gorges Along the Cumberland Plateau

Also known as the Justin P. Wilson Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail State Park, this park became Tennessee’s 53rd state park in 1998. It’s a linear park that cuts through 11 counties and is best known for it’s great hikes. The park continues to partner with the Cumberland Trails Conference and other organizations to socilit support for more land along the trail.

Photo via Cumberland Trail State Park Facebook

Cumberland Trail State Park
220 Park Road
Caryville, TN 37714

scenic view of Norris Lake Dam

Indian Mountain State Park

Camping, Picnicking, and More at the base of Indian Mountain

This state park is a multi-use facility located in northern Campbell County. It’s 203 acres of fishing, picnicking, camping, and hiking.

Indian Mountain State Park
143 State Park Circle
Jellico, TN 37762

scenic view of Norris Lake Dam

Norris Lake & Norris Dam State Park

Watersports, Camping, History, and More

Take advantage of all the water-related recreational activities available in one of the Tennessee Valley Authority’s cleanest lakes. Use the button below for information regarding marinas, accommodations, and more.

Norris Dam State Park
125 Village Green Circle
Rocky Top, TN 37769

Area Accommodations

Hotels, condos, cabins, campgrounds, rentals by owner, boathouses … Campbell County has options when it comes to where you want to rest your head at the end of the day.

Area News Sources

WJJT 105.9 FM

230 N. Florence Ave
Jellico, TN 37762



Do you all have a resource for people wanting to travel to the area?

Yes! We have a great Visit Campbell County website that provides information about area accommodations, things to do, events, where to eat, and more! Learn more about visiting Campbell County.

Do you have any good area restaurants?

Yes! Campbell County is home to a variety of restaurants. Learn more about our local eateries.

Where should I stay when I visit Campbell County?

Where you stay depends on what types of accommodations you prefer and what you plan to do during your stay. For a list of area hotels, cabins, campgrounds, and other lodging, visit here. If you prefer rentals by owner, you can find AIRBNBs and VRBOs in our area.

Will there be any events in the area during my stay?

Campbell County plays host to several events throughout the year. For more information about upcoming events, visit here.

How do I get to Campbell County?

Because of our proximity to I-75, Campbell County is easily accessible from most places.

If you’re coming from the north – Kentucky, Ohio, etc – you’ll take I-75 S right into our area using either Exit 160 TN-9/Hwy 25 S for the northern end of the county, i.e. Jellico, or Exit 134 US-25W N/TN-63 toward Caryville/Jacksboror/LaFollette.for the southern end of the county.

If you’re coming from the south – Chattanooga, Georgia, etc – you’ll pick up I-75 N towards Knoxville following signs to I-40 E / Knoxville, then in Knoxville you’ll take Exit 381 I-640/I-75 N to Exit 3A towards Lexington. From there you’ll follow I-75 N to Exit 134 US-25W N/TN-63 toward Caryville/Jacksboro/LaFollette.

If you’re coming from the west- Nashville and beyond – take I-40 E toward Knoxville, then in Knoxville you’ll take Exit 381 I-640/I-75 N to Exit 3A towards Lexington. From there you’ll follow I-75 N to Exit 134 US-25W N/TN-63 toward Caryville/Jacksboro/LaFollette.

If you’re coming from the east – North Carolina, South Carolina, etc – take I-40 W toward Knoxville then in Knoxville take Exit 393 for I-640W/US-25W toward I-75 N /Lexington, continue on I-640. Then take Exit 3A towards Lexington. From there you’ll follow I-75 N to Exit 134 US-25W N/TN-63 toward Caryville/Jacksboro/LaFollette.

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