Norris lake Info

NOTE: ALL COVES AND DOCKS (WITHIN 300 FEET) ARE NO WAKE AREAS! This is one of the most critical boating laws. Please be respectful of other docks, persons swimming or fishing. JET SKIS - stay well away from other boats - do not ride in their wakes.


The Tennessee Wildlife Agency enforces and administers the provisions of the "Tennessee Boating Safety Act." Enforcement officers of the Agency are on the water to assist boaters as well as to enforce safety laws. Beginning January 1, 2005, boat operators born after January 1, 1989 mush show a TWRA issued card as proof of successful completion of a nationally approved boater education course approved by the TWRA.


Any non-resident operating a boat in Tennessee who falls within this age requirement must show proof of successful passage of a National Association of State Boating Law Administrations (NASBLA) approved boater education course.


All special marine events must first obtain a permit from the Executive Director of the TWRA. The free permit may be requested by applying to the TWRA at least 30 days prior to the date of the event.


Check the TWRA website for testing times and locations (