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The Big Ridge State Park is a state park and recreation area in Maynardville, Tennessee. It is heavily forested and covers 3687 acres of area.

Located on the southern shore of the Norris Reservoir, 25 miles out of Knoxville, Tennessee, the Big Ridge State Park is actually one of the five demonstration parks created by the Tennessee Valley Authority in partnership with the National Park Service and the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). These demonstration parks serve as examples of public recreation along lakeshores owned by the TVA. This explains largely why it is such a nice state park.

Visitors of the Big Ridge State Park can enjoy camping, boating, fishing, picnicking, hiking, swimming, and mountain biking at the site. There are also some historic structures within the park, like the 1825 Norton Gristmill, the Indian Rock with a commemorative plate for the death of Peter Graves, and the remnants of the 18th century Sharp?s Station Fort.
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