Norris Lake Lake Getaways

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Norris Dam State Park has many historic sites and museums to see during your visit. The 18th Century Rice Grist Mill was originally constructed in 1798 along Lost Creek. This mill was operated by four generations of the Rice family. The mill has had many changes throughout its history. At times, the mill was also rigged to power a sawmill, a cotton gin, a trip hammer, and even to operate a dynamo that supplied electrical lights for the Rice home in 1899.

TVA purchased the land the mill stood on which was to be flooded by the building of Norris Dam. The mill was carefully disassembled and reassembled much of the structure at its present site. The mill still grinds corn meal in the summer.

Fishing, camping, hiking and boating are available at this park. There are several historic sites and a museum to see here. The park recreation center is located at the Village Green Complex. Badminton, volleyball, basketball and many other activities are available to park visitors. Equipment may be checked out at the park office.