Stardust Marina and Properties is within a day's travel to nearly 75% of the United States most populated cities. The community is located less than 15 minutes from Interstate 75, which allows fast and easy connection to Interstate 40 and Interstate 81. Just north of Knoxville’s metropolitan and downtown areas, Stardust Marina and Properties is the closest community on Norris Lake to the world class entertainment and culture of Knoxville.
East Tennessee features a true four season, Southern climate!
Norris Lake is a spectacular Tennessee attraction for every kind of recreational water activity, such as swimming, skiing, wake boarding, fishing or boating. Boaters come from all over to discover the 33,840 acres of 95% pure, clean water. During most summer days you can see the bottom at depths ranging as deep as 30 feet. This is why Norris Lake is rated the cleanest lake in the southeast and one of the top five cleanest in the United States. With over 809 miles of shoreline, including another 50 miles of island shoreline, Norris Lake is created by the merging of the Clinch and Powell Rivers that flow directly out of the Cumberland Mountains.
The Lake's warm water is the home to many species of fish. Native to this environment are the large and small mouth bass, walleye, crappie, rock fish, and many other well known species capable of reaching weights of 50 lbs or greater. The largest reservoir of the Tennessee River system, Norris Lake's great size gives skiers, wake boarders, and other water sport enthusiasts a wide playground to enjoy.
While cruising the open waterways and nestled coves of Norris Lake you can dock your boat for a day of adventures on land; take in the majestic beauty of the Cumberland Mountain range; hike thousands of acres of our regional state parks including Indian Mountain State Park, Hemlock Bluff, and Chuck Swan Wildlife Management Area (accessible by boat only).
From its strategic location, Stardust Marina & Properties is a scenic 25 mile drive to downtown Knoxville, a culturally rich and vibrant city offering abundance of arts, shopping, dining, business, sports, and other entertainment, as well as an international airport. Voted as one of Money Magazine’s Top Ten Best Places To Retire and Forbe's Top 10 Best Places To Work And Play, Knoxville is truly the social hub of East Tennessee.
As a culturally diverse center of the southeast, the city offers endless arts and entertainment. The city is host to a variety of festivals year round; best known are the Renaissance and Rossini Festivals. Features of Knoxville’s art and night life community, include the Bijou Theatre, Clarence Brown Theatre, Knoxville Ballet, Knoxville opera, Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and most notably, the TennesseeTheatre. The city is home to top ranking University of Tennessee Volunteers and serves as a national venue for many national sporting events, concerts and other top performing acts each year. Knoxville also has a plethora of unique dining experiences renowned the world over. In fact, the city has more restaurants per capita then most other cities in the United States. The area is also packed with shopping experiences galore, including the Shops at Turkey Creek, West and East Town Malls, as well as the small boutiques and major department stores on Market Square and throughout downtown.
Knoxville is only a 20 minute drive to the Great Smokey Mountains where even more shopping, dining, and entertainment awaits. Gatlinburg and Pegion Forge offer access to top outlet shopping, specialized boutique stores and intimate craft communities. People come from all over the world to visit attractions like Dollywood, Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort, and the majestic foothills of the Smokey Mountains.
Anderson County and the Local Area
Although it feels a world away, Stardust Marina and Properties is located a mere seven miles from the modern conveniences a large town has to offer. Residents have access to shopping, dining, and entertainment for everyone in the family to enjoy. The area features many stores of all varieties, including national restaurant chains and large grocery stores.
You can visit historic downtown Clinton to take in the local culture of yesteryear. While downtown, grab a hand-churned ice cream cone from the local creamery just before catching a traditional Saturday afternoon matinee in one of Tennessee's oldest cinemas. Beyond Norris Lake, the area is nationally recognized as one of the ultimate playgrounds for outdoor recreational enthusiasts in the South East. Enjoy horseback riding through the trails of Norris Water Shed or hiking the paths of Haw Ridge Park, The University Of Tennessee Arboretum and the Oak Ridge Bird Watching Trails. You can spend the day riding ATVs, Jeeps and Railbuggies along the 250 miles of terrain on Windrock Mountain or relax the day away at River Ridge Farms enjoying horseback riding, fishing and hiking through the picturesque scenery of the Cumberland Mountains. The area is also home to some of the most beautiful golf courses in the South East.