Springs Dock Norris Lake is a full-service marina that has been run by the friendly Costello family for over 25 years. They provide everything you need for a memorable vacation from accommodations to fishing tackle.
Cottages and Condos
All units have central heat and air, a television, a VCR and a movie channel. There is a barbecue grill outside the door on a wooden deck beside the pool.
The one-bedroom cottages have two double beds, a full bath, fully equipped kitchen, a living room with a full-size sofa sleeper, and a dining area.
The two-bedroom condos have 1 ½ baths, a living area, a kitchen, and a dining area.
Other Outstanding Features
You will find a restaurant right on the water, covered slips with electric, a concrete launching ramp, and dry boat storage. The dock store offers beer, ice, groceries, gas, bait, a rest room, a public phone, and an ATM machine. Their rentals include house boats, fishing boats, pontoon boats, ski boats, and jet skis.
The lake is the largest lake on a tributary of the Tennessee River. It is a reservoir that was created in 1936 by the construction of the Norris Dam, the first hydroelectric project by the Tennessee Valley Authority at a cost of $36,000,000. It was for flood control. The town was created to house the workers and their families. The pristine blue-green waters fed by the Clinch and Powell Rivers cover 34,000 acres and 809 miles of shoreline. The 265-foot-high dam, the lake, and the town are named after George W Norris, a United States senator from Nebraska who wrote the legislation that created the TVA.
The lake is also used for swimming, boating, and waterskiing, Conservation lands such as Norris Dam State Park, Chuck Swan State Forest, and The Cover Creek Wildlife Management Area offer hiking and protect undeveloped areas.
Springs Dock Norris Lake is an ideal destination for vacationers and sportsmen. The most popular activity on Norris Lake itself is fishing. There are so many species at different times of the year including being among the nation’s best for striper. Other ample quantities are walleye, sauger, crappie, white and black bass including small mouth, white crappie, and more.