Norris Dam State Park

Cabins

Located only 30 minutes from downtown Knoxville on the shoreline of Norris Lake and Reservoir, Norris Dam State Park Cabins sit on 4,000 acres surrounded by a quiet, wooded setting. Cabin visitors can enjoy recreational boating, skiing, and fishing as well as the fully equipped Norris Lake marina with boat ramps. If visitors do not own their own boats, park houseboats and pontoon boats are available for rent. Norris Park land activities such as hiking, birding, biking, and horseback riding are also on hand for cabin renters. In addition, nearby attractions such as the Museum of Appalachia, the Lenoir Museum, and the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area are within reach in a matter of minutes. Overall, the variety of activities and amenities offered make Norris Dam State Park cabins a great vacation spot for all ages.

Location: Rocky Top, TN

Nearest Cities: Knoxville (30 min.), Nashville (180 min.), Chattanooga (200 min.)

Amenities: tennis courts, picnic areas, playgrounds, laundromat, tea rooms, barn, museum, marina, conference room, and Appalachian Event Center.

Pets: There are 9 (four standard and five historic CCC cabins) pet friendly cabins available. There is a $20 per pet charge per night. Additional charges may apply for any damage that may occur to carpet or furnishings. To learn more visit our Pet Policy.


Standard Three-Bedroom Cabins

Category: Standard
Rates: $132 — $265 Taxes and fees are not included. Rates subject to change. $5 reservation fee per cabin is non-refundable. $10 cancellation fee per cabin applies. Pets are only permitted in designated pet-friendly cabins. There is an additional charge of $20 per night, per pet.

These ten cabins have three bedrooms, each with a queen-sized bed with linens, a full size pull out couch (linens not included for the pull out bed), one bathroom, living room, a dining area, and a kitchen. Each cabin has a small porch, picnic table, grill, and fire pit.

Amenities include a microwave, television with local channels, a gas fireplace during winter months, and central heat and air. All cooking/eating utensils and linens are provided. Cabins do not have telephones.

New Cabin Numbers: Standard cabins that were previously numbered 1-10 are now named simply "Cabin" and are numbered 21-30. If you have any questions about a specific cabin number, please contact the Park Office/Visitor Center.

Cabins are available by reservation year-round with a two-night minimum (holidays and other special events may require longer minimum stays) and can be reserved up to a year in advance online with reservations being made through the park office up to two years in advance. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Pets are only permitted in Cabin 21, 28, 29 and 30. No pets are allowed in cabins or cabin area except in the designated pet-friendly cabins. A cabin allowing pets must be requested at the time of reservation. The maximum occupancy per cabin is six, including children.

Maximum consecutive stay from March 1 through November 30 in any cabin is 14 nights. From December 1 to February 29, the maximum stay is 28 nights. Any request for stay lengths beyond these limits must be approved by the Director of Operations or the Director of Hospitality.


Historic CCC Cabins

Category: Historic CCC Cabins
Rates: $99 — $221 Taxes and fees are not included. Rates subject to change. $5 reservation fee per cabin is non-refundable. $10 cancellation fee per cabin applies. Pets are only permitted in designated pet-friendly cabins. There is an additional charge of $20 per night, per pet.

The park has 19 historic CCC cabins. The historic cabins were originally constructed in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. All are located in quiet, wooded settings and are completely equipped with electrical appliances, cooking/eating utensils, and linens. 

These historic cabins have a combination living area, kitchenette, and bedroom with some cabins having a separate bedroom off of the porch, and a bathroom with a stand-up shower.  Amenities include a television with local channels, mini-split units with air conditioning and heat. Each cabin has a picnic table, grill, and fire pit. Cabins do not have telephones. One bundle of firewood is provided for the 1st night ​during the winter season. Additional firewood can be purchased at the park office visitors center. 

Cabins 6, 11, and 17: These historic cabins have 3-4 steps leading to a stone landing by entrance. Hand railings are not present due to historic nature, and caution is advised.

New Cabin Numbers: Rustic cabins that were previously numbered R1-R20 on the map are now named "Historic CCC Cabin" and are numbered 1-20. If you have any questions about a specific cabin number, please contact the Park Office/Visitor Center.

Cabins are available by reservation year-round with a two-night minimum (holidays and other special events may require longer minimum stays) and can be reserved up to a year in advance online with reservations being made through the park office up to two years in advance. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Pets are only permitted in Cabins 6, 10, 11, 12, and 15. The cabins allowing pets must be requested at the time of reservation. The 2-person cabins have a full-size bed with a maximum occupancy of 2. The 4-person cabins will have 2 full-size beds and a maximum occupancy of four, including children. No pets are allowed in cabins or in the cabin area except in the designated pet-friendly rustic cabins.

Maximum consecutive stay from March 1 through November 30 in any cabin is 14 nights. From December 1 to February 29, the maximum stay is 28 nights. Any request for stay lengths beyond these limits must be approved by the Director of Operations or the Director of Hospitality.


Historic Cottage

Category: Historic Cottage
Rates: $161 — $428 Taxes and fees are not included. Rates subject to change. $5 reservation fee per cabin is non-refundable. $10 cancellation fee per cabin applies. Pets are only permitted in designated pet-friendly cabins. There is an additional charge of $20 per night, per pet.

The historic cottage is a tranquil space that features a rustic stone-cut front porch that overlooks the historic district, located on the east side of the park, just past the Tea Room. Historically known as the Park Superintendent's dwelling, the original portion of the house was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s. Step back in time while enjoying the modern amenities, such as a fully equipped kitchen and laundry room, living room with wood-burning fireplace, formal dining room, three bedrooms; one room with two full-sized beds, one room with one full-sized bed, and one room with one queen-size bed. Enjoy the secluded back porch with a private park setting, as well as a fire pit with Adirondack chairs for those cool crisp evenings.

This cabin also features a flat-screen television that includes local channels, gas heat, and A/C. One bundle of firewood is provided the 1st night during the winter season. Pets are not permitted in the historic cottage. There is a three-night minimum for the cottage.

Maximum consecutive stay from March 1 through November 30 in any cabin is 14 nights. From December 1 to February 29, the maximum stay is 28 nights. Any request for stay lengths beyond these limits must be approved by the Director of Operations or the Director of Hospitality.