There is no place on earth quite like Campbell County, Tennessee.  Featuring one of Tennessee’s premier lakes (Norris Lake), thousands of acres of wildlife management and recreational land, and more natural rock and water formations than any county in Tennessee. It is truly an outdoor enthusiasts dream.

We intend for The Volunteer Times to be your most trusted source of tourism and event news for the Norris Highlands region. Over the next few weeks, we will be adding information on area marinas, campgrounds, hiking trails and more.


Rock Crawling and Rock Racing events take place each year in Campbell County near Jellico, TN. This video shows some of the exciting action from one of last year’s national events.

  • PRO WRESTLERS WAGE WAR AGAINST CANCER IN BENEFIT SHOW FOR RELAY FOR LIFE 04/08/2013 On Saturday April 13th, 2013, professional wrestlers from the Allied Wrestling Federation will hold a special fund raising show with proceeds going to the Roane County Relay For Life. The super show will be held at Roane State Community College Gym in Harriman, Tennessee. Tickets are just $5 for VIPs and $3 for general admission ...
  • The Weekend Getaway: The Clinch River 03/14/2011 A wonderful weekend getaway, just a stone’s throw from home, is the Clinch River. The cool, clear waters offer some exciting options for the sportsperson: kayaking, canoeing, trout fishing, striper fishing, and some of the most breathtaking scenic views you will ever experience. This is a chance to view nature at its best. There is ...
  • The Weekend Getaway: Hot Springs Resort & Spa – Hot Springs, NC 02/22/2011 Nestled among the majestic Appalachian Mountains along the French Broad River in Western North Carolina is a most relaxing getaway:  Hot Springs Resort & Spa.  Located approximately 30 miles past Newport, TN on Hwy. 25/70E in the town of Hot Springs is a relaxing resort offering natural hot mineral springs.  These waters have long been ...
  • The Weekend Getaway: Cumberland Falls State Park 01/31/2011 With budgets stretched beyond endurance, belts being tightened, and wallets clutched in an ever-tightening fist, many people are seeing the vacation as an unrealistic commodity.  There are many interesting and fun vacation destinations which prove to be not only entertaining, but easier on those strained budgets.  Please join us as we travel on less than ...
  • Norris Lake Flotilla is Now Ready to Serve 01/28/2011 Members of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Norris Lake Flotilla are now prepared to play an active role in promoting boating safety on the lake. “Our flotilla is now beginning its third year,” reports Flotilla Commander Ernest Cornett of Speedwell. “After a lot of work equipping several boats and a lot of ...
  • Norris Highlands Today… and Tomorrow 01/26/2011 The Norris Highlands is a regional brand recently developed to help promote the rural counties around  Norris Lake.   The idea for a brand was started six years ago when Tennessee Tourism Commissioner Susan Whitaker made an address at Cove Lake State Park.  Commissioner Whitaker highlighted the many assets of our region and suggested “branding” as ...
  • Norris Highlands Today… and Tomorrow 01/26/2011 The Norris Highlands is a regional brand recently developed to help promote the rural counties around  Norris Lake.   The idea for a brand was started six years ago when Tennessee Tourism Commissioner Susan Whitaker made an address at Cove Lake State Park.  Commissioner Whitaker highlighted the many assets of our region and suggested “branding” as ...
  • Norris Highlands Today… and Tomorrow 01/26/2011 The Norris Highlands is a regional brand recently developed to help promote the rural counties around  Norris Lake.   The idea for a brand was started six years ago when Tennessee Tourism Commissioner Susan Whitaker made an address at Cove Lake State Park.  Commissioner Whitaker highlighted the many assets of our region and suggested “branding” as ...
  • Norris Highlands Today… and Tomorrow 01/26/2011 The Norris Highlands is a regional brand recently developed to help promote the rural counties around  Norris Lake.   The idea for a brand was started six years ago when Tennessee Tourism Commissioner Susan Whitaker made an address at Cove Lake State Park.  Commissioner Whitaker highlighted the many assets of our region and suggested “branding” as ...