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Big Ridge State Park

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Fun, Rustic State Park

Went camping here and got a great site right on the lake. A little further from the bathhouse, but... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2018
Diane G
via mobile
Nice and Quiet

This is a nice clean park. Very quiet and pretty. The bathrooms need to be upgraded, they are old... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2017
debbie s
Longview, Texas
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“norris lake”(10 reviews)
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This heavily forested, 3600+ acre State Park is home to some unique ridgeline landscape as well as many different activities for all who come. There are many accommodations for campers and 50 spots to camp at. More information on this park and many...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
1015 Big Ridge Park Rd, Maynardville, TN 37807-1727
+1 865-992-5523
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time. This place is so beautiful. And great hiking trails. Will be back again for sure. Clean bathrooms and clean campground

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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

We stayed in a cabin for 3 nights, love it! So peaceful and tranquil! We came with 3 kids, 2 6yr olds and an 8 yr old, at first they were upset, no TV, no Wi-Fi,lol, then they became kids, skipping rocks in the water,...More

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Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

Went camping here and got a great site right on the lake. A little further from the bathhouse, but worth the front row bird watching and easy fishing. I noticed some folks put their boats in and tie up to trees down at the water....More

Thank Diane G
Tennessee S, Owner at Big Ridge State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Great pictures, Diane! Thanks for the positive feedback! We're always happy to hear good things from our customers. Glad you enjoyed camping here and all that Big Ridge has to offer. Come back and see us soon!

Reviewed 30 April 2018

I frequent this park all year long. It's gorgeous year round and there's lots to do year round also. This park winds around the Norris Lake and there are many fishing holes to choose from. The hiking trails are nice, mostly moderate grade; which include...More

1  Thank Paradise K
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Very quiet and seems like it is deep in the wilderness, but is pretty close to civilization. The campground is well maintained and the facilities are clean.

1  Thank Repmac1213
Reviewed 3 November 2017

This is a nice clean park. Very quiet and pretty. The bathrooms need to be upgraded, they are old. The road there is curvy. Enjoyed the fall camping.

Thank debbie s
Tennessee S, Tennessee State Parks Central Office at Big Ridge State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Glad you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for the feedback on the bathrooms. Come and visit soon.

Reviewed 2 October 2017

We camped, hiked, kayaked and rode on the nearby mountain bike trails. There are many things to do and the setting is gorgeous. The campsites are a bit close and the facilities are in bad repair. Would be nice if the state of Tennessee would...More

Thank RoxieDoxie
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Love hiking, camping and swimming. Never too crowded. State Park employees are always very helpful. We just got a boat and love to launch there.

Thank Wombz
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

We camped here for a weekend in our tent. The camp ground is very nice and lake is beautiful. We stayed at campsite 4. Was close to the restroom..but lacking any shade. The showers were disgusting. Dirt amd hair were just matted to the floor.

2  Thank Michelle
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

We rented cabin 19. The fridge didn't keep anything cold. The floor in the bathroom under the toilet was rotting. The dishes wasn't cleaned from the guest before us. Needs to be weed eated around side walk. Our 3 yr old found grown men's underwear...More

Thank JNA31
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Response from Michelle | Reviewed this property |
we have At&t..had no issues using our phones.
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Response from jessicacollins2011 | Reviewed this property |
There is a bluegrass festival 6pm 8/18 if you have Facebook you can check out their page they post what's coming up all the time.