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Below Norris Dam/Clinch River Lodge - Tennessee Trout Fishing

Rocky Top, TN, USA
  • Cabin
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps20
  • Bathrooms5
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 4 nights

Lodge, 5 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 16-20)

Enjoy excellent trout fishing and relaxation at the Clinch River Lodge.

After a great day of fishing for rainbow, brook, and brown trout, hang your waders up, grab a chair on the wrap around porch, and watch the sun bring its evening colors right up the beautiful Clinch River in Tennessee. Just 20 minutes north of Knoxville, TN, you will find some great tailwater below Norris dam where the water's temperature is 50-60 degrees year round.

We built the Lodge approximately 100 yards downstream from where my grandfather, father, and brothers enjoyed a deep pool and the excitement of getting up in the morning with the fog and the beauty of the river ... all of us wading and casting for the trout it holds. Here at the Lodge the river really does “run through it.”

The Clinch River Lodge sleeps 16. It has 5 bedrooms with 5 baths. Two of the bedrooms have queen sized beds. One of the bedrooms has a long bunk bed with a full bed below and a twin above. The other 2 bedrooms have 3 bunk beds in each - one of these bunk beds has a full bed below and a twin above. The Lodge has 3 levels with a wrap around porch and a view downstream as the river sets on the water. The great room has a movie screen available for projected films (you provide the projector). It is also equipped with a 42" HD Flat Screen TV and DVD with a small video library for your view pleasure.

The Clinch River Lodge sits right on the Clinch River about 4 miles downstream from Norris Dam. It is right on the trophy section of the river. The Tennessee state record brown of 28 lbs. was caught about a mile upstream.

Other Things to Do ...

Two miles away - The Museum of Appalachia, as a Smithsonian affiliate, is a living history museum which presents the lifeways of the Appalachian peoples through artifacts, exhibitions and programs. The 65-acre site includes three dozen authentic log structures and two large display buildings surrounded by authentic split rail fences, gardens and pastures with a working farm, sawmill and live farm animals. Also, within an hours drive are Dollywood, Gatlinburg, and Knoxville, Tennessee.

We welcome you to our dream come true - The Clinch River Lodge in Tennessee.

Keywords: Lodge, House, Cabin, Trout, Tennessee, Norris, Clinch River, Norris Lake, Fishing, Family



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Calendar last updated:
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About Owner

Hi. My name is Lance Cooper and I am the President of SalesManage Solutions, a sales consulting company based out of Knoxville, Tennessee. I was born here and have lived here virtually all of my life. I am a graduate of the University of Tennessee and a VOL fan forever. :) I love trout fishing especially in Tennessee. The Clinch River Lodge is a dream come true for my entire family. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do. "The River Runs Through It."

Owner purchased this Cabin in 2008

Why Owner chose Rocky Top

When I was growing up, I enjoyed outings with a grandfather and father who loved fishing. We especially loved to go trout fishing in various East Tennessee locations. One of those places, The Clinch River, flows below Norris Dam. When we were young we saw the early morning fog on the river, the tell-tale dimples on the water, and got to feel the trout it help fighting on the end of our lines As I grew older, I returned to look for property along this beautiful tail-water. And, on my first revisit I found the land that The Clinch River Lodge now resides on. It was just 100 yards from the special pool of water that my brothers and I remember from days gone by - out in an early morning mist with our Father. We built our 5 bedroom - 5 bath log lodge out of Southern Pine with a wrap-a-round porch and view of the setting sun sending its colors up the river. The river truly "runs through it." And, we invite you to enjoy it as well.


    • Air Conditioning
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
        • Queen size Beds (2) 2 bedrooms have queen beds, Bunk Beds (1) 1 Bedroom has a Bunk Bed with a full on bottom and a twin on top. 2 other Bedrooms have 3 Bunk Beds each with one of those Bunk Beds with a full on bottom and twin on top.


        • 5 Bathrooms

            Location Type

              • Waterfront
                We are right on the beautiful Clinch River, and many days you wake up with fog on the river, coffee in hand, walking out onto the porch, and finding peace in the flowing crystal clear water. Norris Dam and its lake are also only 3 mi. away.


                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Clothes Dryer
                    We are adding a new washer very soon. If you need for your trip, just let us know.
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                    Parking for a boat and small trailer available.
                  • Washing Machine
                    We are adding a new washer very soon. If you need for your trip, just let us know.
                  • Wood Fireplace
                    Wood fireplace has a gas starter for convenience. Wood is stacked and nearby.


                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Kitchen
                        We have what you need in a fully appointed kitchen with a microwave. And, downstairs there is a second kitchen (w/o stove) with a refrigerator, cabinets, and sink area.
                      • Microwave
                      • Refrigerator
                        (2) Ice makers are installed on both refrigerators.


                          • DVD Player
                          • Satellite / Cable
                            A newly installed HD 42" TV has been placed over the mantle of the fireplace. And, when you arrive you will find Dish TV with a DVR and 120 channels including those for sports - ESPN, ESPN2, etc., and CNN an FOX for your news channels.
                          • Stereo
                          • Video Library
                            We have several popular DVD Videos in our library. However, you may want to bring a few of your own.


                              • Balcony
                                An absolutely beautiful view can be found from our wrap-around and covered balcony. Many guest love to sit and watch fishermen, kayak and canoe paddlers, or the setting sun lighting up the river at sundown.
                              • Outdoor Grill


                                  • museums
                                  • restaurants
                                  • zoo

                                    Leisure Activities

                                      • antiquing
                                      • boating
                                      • shopping
                                      • sight seeing
                                      • wildlife viewing

                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                          • cycling
                                          • fishing
                                          • hiking
                                          • kayaking
                                          • mountain biking
                                          • swimming
                                          • water skiing


                                              • Sitting by a fire out by the river is an option that many guest enjoy from time to time.

                                                House Rules

                                                Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                Check-out: Noon

                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                17 Reviews


                                                Latest reviews

                                                Wonderful vacation on the Clinch River

                                                Kristin S.

                                                Great house right on the Clinch River. So many things to do nearby. Many were recommended by the owner. So much fun!

                                                Nice property with lovely river view

                                                Marcy K.

                                                We enjoyed our stay at Clinch River Lodge - it was just the break we needed from the busy hustle and bustle of Chicago. The lodge has all the basics you need and each night we were able to relax by the fire. The lodge is about 1/2 hr from downtown Knoxville so it is an easy commute into Knoxville if you are looking for a little night life. Overall, a nice stay for my family.

                                                Beautiful location/facility!

                                                Jo N.Oneida

                                                From the time I saw the pictures of the Clinch River Lodge, I knew it would be the perfect place for my family's Labor Day weekend getaway! It did not disappoint in any way! The porch, the 180 degree view of the river, the location......remote, yet so close to a Walmart and the Interstate! We had a wonderful time! We would definitely go again!

                                                Great house for an escape

                                                William R.Cleveland, OH

                                                Stayed with a group of friends (12 of us) for a long weekend while in town for the USRowing Masters National Championships. The space was excellent for our group. Plenty of beds, plenty of bathrooms, plenty of space, roomy kitchen, washer & dryer, big grill, firepit, awesome porch, sweet view of the river. We had a great time and would love to come back someday.

                                                Great stay.

                                                Christine H.

                                                We had 17 people stay for 5 days and we really enjoyed this cabin. It had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable. The only downside that we encountered, and this has nothing to do with the cabin itself, is that we had envisioned being able to have kids playing in the river off the shore during the hot days. The water was frequently too high and too fast due to the generators at the dam running throughout the day to allow the kids in the water. When the water went down and we attempted to play in the water, the bank from the cabin to the river was very steep and covered in weeds and poison ivy. All in all we enjoyed our time together at this place and would do it again in the future.

                                                Great location! Turn in and out of drive a little rough but great accommodations!

                                                Audra W.Lakewood colorado

                                                Ease of reservation great! Could be clearer instructions on check out procedures as far as what to clean etc. missed the stolen canoe. Overall awesome had a great time! Thanks Cooper family!


                                                Rocky Top, TN, USA

                                                Bring your waders and when the water is at "0" generators below the dam, wade in right below the old Massengale Bridge at our property and fish in the very same pool as did I, my grandfather, father, brothers, and sons.

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                                                17 Reviews
                                                Excellent 4.7/5
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