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Below Norris Dam/Clinch River Lodge - Tennessee Trout Fishing

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 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 have3 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.

More Details

Lance Cooper
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2018


Rocky Top Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 17 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 3 - toilet , shower
    Full 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , One Queen Bed - Beautiful River View - private bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen size bed with private shower and bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , One bunk bed with a double on the bottom and twin on top
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 5 twin/ single , Three bunk beds - one w/double on bottom & twin on top
    Bedroom 5 - 6 twin/ single , 3 bunk beds - all twins
  • The Clinch River Lodge is build on three levels and contains five bedroom and five baths. At the top level, we have a bedroom with a queen sized bed and its own private bath. On the main level, there are two bedrooms. One of these has a private bath and a queen-sized bed. The other has a bunk bed with a double on the bottom and a twin sized mattress on top. Another bathroom is located just a door down the hall from this bedroom. On the bottom level, with access to the river front, there are two bunk bed rooms each with its own bathroom. One of these bunk beds has a double on the bottom and a twin on top. Another kitchen with sink and refrigerator is on this level as well. Four of the five bedroom either have access or a view of the river. All bathrooms in the lodge are full baths.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 9 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer: Parking for a boat and small trailer available.


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Below Norris Dam/Clinch River Lodge - Tennessee Trout Fishing
average rating of 4.6875 based on 16 reviews

Nice property with lovely river view

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Beautiful location/facility!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Cleveland, OH

Great house for an escape

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay.

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Lakewood colorado

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

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was nice with a scenic view. Family enjoyed the time on the lake

  • 3 of 5

The cabin need some cleaning and a few repairs but still a nice place to stay

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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The Clinch River Lodge is right on the trophy section of The Clinch River. It is located about 4 miles below Norris Dam on the beautiful tailwater flowing from the dam. Trout fisherman seek out the river for its beauty and the three varieties of trout that live there - brook, rainbow, and brown trout. The state record brown was caught just 1 mi. upstream from the lodge.

We are also very near the Museum of Appalachia, a Smithsonian affiliate, and a wondrous walk into the past. Even Mark Twain's old cabin is located there along with many other remembrances of mountain living long ago. The town of Clinton is nearby with its variety of stores featuring antiques. And, Knoxville is 15 minutes away with dining and many forms of entertainment.

There are great walking and hiking trails near the dam, and at night, many drive there just to watch the deer come out to graze in the grassy meadows.

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Wildlife Viewing


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $160
Tax Rate 14.25%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.