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 17-mile-long reservoir was completed in the 1970s to aid in the economic development of the upper Duck River region.
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.
Location: Hwy 64 to Wartrace, TN, S on Hwy 269