Big Ridge State Park offers plenty of outdoor activities for a great Tennessee Vacation

Maynardville, TN — Developed by TVA and the National Park Service, Big Ridge State Park around Norris Lake, Tennessee offers something for everyone. Outdoor activities include guided nature tours, boating and swimming to backcountry camping.
Fishing at Big Ridge State Park

Big Ridge State Park lies on 3,687 acres on the southern shores of TVA's Norris Reservoir just 25 miles north of Knoxville. Big Ridge State Park was one of five demonstration parks developed by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in cooperation with the National Park Service and the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). The park is an example of public recreation development along TVA lakeshores with plenty of outdoor activities for everyone to enjoy. The structures on the park reflect the craftsmanship and stonework of the CCC. Today, along the trails you may see remnants of the homes and farms that existed here prior to the birth of the TVA.

Big Ridge State Park offers a variety of outdoor activities including rental cabins, camping, picnic areas, planned programs and special events, play grounds and playing fields, bicycling, hiking trails, boating, fishing and swimming. There are over 15 miles of hiking trails ranging from easy to rugged.

Big Ridge State Park

1015 Big Ridge Park Road
Maynardville, TN 37807
Telephone: (865) 992-5523 | Website: Visit Park

Telephone: 1-888-867-2757

Park Hours
Office Hours: 8am - 4:30pm
April - October: Every Day November - March: Mon - Fri
The park has a large paved parking lot. Tour buses are welcome and are accessible through most roads. Facilities that are accessible to persons with a disability include cabins, group camp sites and campground, recreation hall and park office.

Playground at Big Ridge State Park
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