Description - Normandy Reservoir attracts bass anglers, campers, and boaters from a wide area. Barton Springs Recreation Area on the south shore of the reservoir is particularly popular.
The Duck River watershed is one of the most biologically diverse river systems in the nation. Over 500 species of fish, insects, and other aquatic life inhabit the ecosystem, including two species of mussels—the Cumberland monkeyface and the birdwing pearly—that are on the endangered species list.
Normandy is the largest non-power-generating TVA dam on any Tennessee River tributary. It is operated for flood control, water supply, and recreational opportunities. Normandy also provides water for a fish hatchery immediately downstream.
- Barton Springs Campground has onsite manager (931-857-9222). 67 campsites, 40 with water and electric hookups. Rest rooms with heated showers and flush toilets, dump station, picnic tables, group pavilion available by reservation, swimming beach, boat ramp above the dam, fishing pier.
Group pavilion has the following amenities: (1) electrical outlet with (2) plug ins, lighting under the pavilion, table that will seat 50 people, (1) large charcoal grill, handicap accessible, restrooms near by (about 300 feet), near the beach area and boat ramp, paved parking lot, water is furnished, and there is no other equipment for activities such as horseshoes, volleyball poles/net, etc.
Advanced reservations for the picnic pavilion can be made by calling our toll-free number, 866-494-7186.
Recreation - Visitors can enjoy swimming, boating, camping and fishing.
Normandy Reservoir attracts bass anglers, campers, and boaters from a wide area. Barton Springs Recreation Area on the south shore of the reservoir is particularly popular.
Climate - Tennessee has a temperate climate with short, mild winters. The average annual snowfall for the state is 12 inches. Spring comes in early March bringing flowering trees and shrubs, and warmer weather. Spring temperatures average between 45 and 70 degrees. Summer's full force arrives in the region by mid May, bringing warm weather and higher humidity. The mountains of eastern Tennessee are a great place to escape the hot summer temperatures as the higher elevation cools the air slightly. Cool fall temperatures bring crisp air and brilliant fall colors. Mid to late October is a good time to visit the region to experience the fall foliage.
Normandy Reservoir is located on the Duck River in south central Tennessee.
From Normandy, Tennessee, go 3 miles east on Normandy Road to campground.