A Dip In The Coldest Lake In Tennessee Isn’t For The Faint Of Heart

Norris Lake is located in east Tennessee, just north of Knoxville. It straddles five counties: Anderson, Union, Campbell, Grainger and Claiborne. It’s a man-made reservoir, created in 1936 by the TVA, and has since become a popular hiking and swimming spot during the warmer months. Whether you’ve visited yourself, are looking to create a few memories or are merely just interested in the history of this beautiful space, we have QUITE the treat for you. Although it may be cold…?

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Psst..d’you know the weird ways to kick the bucket, only in Tennessee? It’s pretty crazy…