Ready to immerse yourself in summer water sports with a backdrop of magnificent Smoky Mountain views? Norris Lake is your lake destination for some of the best cabin rentals in Tennessee for water skiing, waterboarding, tubing, jet skiing, kayaking, boating, and fishing east of the Mississippi River. It’s a no-brainer to book a Tennessee cabin rental in a location that has so much outdoor water fun right at your doorstep. Don’t have a boat? Oasis Watersports will deliver your boat rental right to your lakefront vacation rental! They even rent 30’ double-decker party pontoon boats so you can host your own floating family reunion.
Norris Lake is 20 miles north of Knoxville, just off I-75, and consists of the Powell and Clinch rivers. With affordable cabin rentals in LaFollette, Speedwell, Sharps Chapel, Maynardville, New Tazewell, and Jacksboro, you’ll be able to find the right-sized Norris Lake vacation rental to meet vacation needs for all ages. Some of our vacation homes even sleep 20+ for families/friends vacationing together. There are over 21 marinas on the lake that can outfit you for all your water recreational outings. Your lakefront Norris Lake cottage rental, many with docks, waterslides, and boathouses, will seem like the perfect spot to spend your day right on the water working on your Tennessee tan.
Seriously, we are talking about almost 34,000 acres of water surface and 800 miles of shoreline with deep clean water that makes everyone in the family want to say, “It’s Cabin Time” on Norris Lake. The lake contains over 60 species of fish including walleye, lake perch, bluegill, rockfish, striper bass, bluegill, brown trout, rainbow trout, and channel catfish. It has become one of Tennessee’s top destinations for bass fishing. You can book a day trip with one of the fishing guide services like Jay’s Guide Service, or find your own exceptional local fishing hot spots.
It’s just a short drive from your Sharps Chapel/ New Tazewell area cabin to one of the four nearby marinas where you can rent pontoon boats, ski boats, and wave runners. Cedar Grove Marina also rents paddleboards, paddle boats and water toys. Fish, picnic, swim and explore some of the lake’s shoreline and 18 islands. After a day out on the sparkling waters of the lake, it will feel great to come back and relax on the deck of your Norris Lake vacation home with its amazing views of the water and surrounding area. Many of the Tennessee lake homes have hot tubs on the deck as well where you can enjoy a glass of wine with those breathtaking sunset views. You’ll have the best of both worlds with exciting outdoor adventures and comfortable lodgings with luxury amenities at the end of the day.
Anglers looking for a picturesque float stream with excellent, smallmouth and black bass fishing will want to their luck out on the Powell River as it flows through a delightful undeveloped valley. [Powell River Float video] Just a short drive from your Speedwell/LaFollette/Jacksboro vacation rental, the Powell River is also a great destination for a relaxing trip down the river in a canoe or kayak. Bring your own boats or rent one at the Norris Lake Paddling Adventures. You can also rent a hydro-bike there for an invigorating workout on the lake. You may not be able to walk on water, but who wouldn’t want to be able to say that you’ve biked on water!
A Maynardville cabin rental places you on the east side of Norris Lake near Big Ridge State Park with 15 miles of hiking for those longing for a walk in the woods. Immerse yourself here in wooded hollows and watch for Bald Eagles and Herons flying overhead. The 49-acre Big Ridge Lake has an enclosed swimming area suitable for younger children who want to get some serious splashing in. Bring your sand castle making toys and create your next masterpiece on the beach. This Eastern Tennessee travel location places you in exactly the right spot to venture over to the Beach Island Marina and sample the menu at Bubba Brews Sports Pub and Grill. This immensely popular local destination has three bars, live music, and 15 flat screen TVs. If you are visiting during the 4th of July weekend, then it’s a must you have to stop in and watch the glow of fireworks reflecting on the water. Norris Lake is your one-stop destination for making lasting summer memories of Laketime.
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