Campbell County

Created in 1806, the county is named in honor of Arthur Campbell.

Recreational Sites

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North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area - Morgan, Scott & Campbell Co., TN

The North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area encompasses 140,000 acres of the Cumberland Mountains in Scott County, Campbell County, Anderson County and Morgan County. The scenic WMA encompasses the Baker Highway corridor along the Scott-Campbell county line east of Huntsville and is popular for its ATV riding and wildlife viewing opportunities. Several hundred miles of trails within the WMA are managed by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. Hunting is also popular on the WMA. Whitetail deer, Eastern wild turkey and wild boar are the most popular game animals, but a variety of upland birds and small game can be hunted on the WMA as well. The WMA is home to the second-largest free-roaming elk herd east of the Mississippi River. Tennessee’s elk reintroduction program has been ongoing since 2000 and elk are a common sight in and around the WMA.

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Cove Lake State Park - Caryville, TN

Cove Lake State Park’s 673 acres are situated in a beautiful mountain valley setting on the eastern edge of the Cumberland Mountains. There are scenic nature trails and bike trails leading through the open grasslands and woodlands. In the winter, several hundred Canada Geese make this lakeshore their feeding ground. Nearby is the Devil’s Race Track whose steep pinnacle rock affords a panoramic view.

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Indian River Marina - Jacksboro, TN

At Indian River Marina you can have a nice time at a reasonable cost. The Indian River Boat Dock was established in 1958, but has been under current ownership since August 1995. Located at the top of Big Creek at Point 8 the marina is known for being easily accessed and near some of the best and smoothest water on Norris Lake. Beautiful landscapes sprinkled with pieces of outdoor art anchor the marina shoreline. Down at the boat dock restaurant and store, the plant and art atmosphere is blended with music that gives the experience of great food and memorable times.

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Deerfield Resort - LaFollette, TN

Discover the splendor of East Tennessee’s finest scenery on our 1000 acre peninsula of Norris Lake. Bobby Clampett’s 6800-yard course design stretches through our beautiful resort and gives you a challenge graced with vistas of the lake and mountains, Arrive by land, air or water and your golf cart will be waiting to bring you to the first tee. Deerfield Resort is located between the Cumberland Mountains and the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains on Norris Lake. Deerfield Resort is the only development on the lake with a private airstrip, a championship golf course, swimming pools, a children’s playground, tennis courts and more.

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Flat Hollow Marina - Speedwell, TN

Flat Hollow Marina on Norris Lake, Tennessee offers a variety of boating services such as boat rentals, which include pontoon and ski boats. Vacation rental accommodations include cabin rentals, luxury chalets, luxury houseboats, and floating houses. The marina also offers a restaurant with an outdoor eating area and a marine store full of boating supplies, accessories, and water toys. Boat slip rentals, boat launching and docking are also available year round. Their location is just across the lake from the beautiful new development “Overlook Bay.”

Powell Valley Resort and Marina

Powell Valley Resort is a full service marina, only one mile off the main highway, offering everything you need to make your Norris Lake vacation great.

Royal Blue Wildlife Management Area ATV access

Parking and ATV access to Royal Blue WMA (140,000 acres)

The Greens at Deerfield Resort

Discover the splendor of East Tennessee's finest scenery on our 1000 acre peninsula of Norris Lake. Bobby Clampett's 6800-yard course design stretches through our beautiful resort and gives you a challenge graced with vistas of the lake and mountains, Arrive by land, air or water and your golf cart will be waiting to bring you to the first tee. Deerfield Resort is located between the Cumberland Mountains and the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains on Norris Lake. Deerfield Resort is the only development on the lake with a private airstrip, a championship golf course, swimming pools, a children's playground, tennis courts and more.

Sundquist Wildlife Management Area at Hatfield Knob

The Sundquist Wildlife Management area is approximately 70,000 acres and home to a diverse array of habitats and wildlife. It is the site of an Elk Reintroduction program and thus a great place for elk viewing. The area is also an ideal spot for birdwatching, wildflowers and butterflies. Sundquist WMA is known for its ATV riding opportunities as well as its wildlife. Sundquist WMA is home to a portion of the Cumberland Trail, a 300-mile hiking trail extending from Cumberland Gap in northern Tennessee to near Chickamauga National Park near Chattanooga in southern Tennessee, making it ideal for hiking.

Justin P. Wilson Cumberland Trail State Park

The Cumberland Trail is an ambitious hiking trail project under development in East Tennessee. When completed, the Cumberland Trail (CT) will extend 300 miles from its northern terminus in the Cumberland Gap National Park (KY) to its southern terminus at the Chickamauga Chattanooga National Military Park located on Signal Mountain just outside Chattanooga, Tennessee. This scenic footpath follows a line of high ridges and deep gorges lying along or near the rugged, eastern edge of Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau, offering a unique wilderness experience and many scenic views, waterfalls, landscapes, gorges, wildlife, and widely varying flora. As a remote, backcountry trail it will meander through eleven Tennessee counties primarily on public lands. These lands are managed by Tennessee’s Departments of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), Wildlife Resource Agency (TWRA), and Forestry. The trail also passes through two national parks and a national scenic river area. In 1998, the trail was designated the Justin P. Wilson Cumberland Trail State Park, Tennessee’s first linear state park. The CT is an official component of the Tennessee Recreational Trails System and a legislatively designated State Scenic Trail. Furthermore, the Cumberland Trail is a part of the Great Eastern Trail, which is under development and will extend from Alabama to New York when completed.