Welcome to the NOA Blog!

Welcome to the lake!

We are excited to be able to share with you our story and the many adventures and beautiful events that take place at the lake! Located in Farmington, IL, this unique outdoor venue is a hidden gem of Central Illinois outdoor recreation and large event venue. Norris Outdoor Adventures is located on a 30-acre lake and is a place to come with family and friends to make memories that last a lifetime. A place, away from the hustle of everyday life that provides plenty fresh country air, vitamin D, and crisp clear waters to enjoy a day at the beach with family or friends.

The Lake

There’s a reason why Norris Lake is a favorite of the local scuba divers. The water is clean and clear! An old charcoal quarry provides the foundation for our deep clear waters. With depth heights up to 42 feet deep our lake provides ample space and depth to fish from the docks and banks, explore the water in canoes, kayaks, paddle boats and floats. Our championship fishing lake is home to some monster bluegill, crappie, catfish, bass, northern, and musky. All fishing is catch and release.

The Recreation

Our outdoor recreation will be sure to keep your group entertained with the water slides, rope swing, underwater snuba, floating volcano man cave, world-class fishing, watercraft, sand volleyball courts, and sand beach there is plenty adventure for everyone.

The Rentals

Lake access is provided thru our lake house and site rentals. Our 5000 sq ft lake house provides a many amenities for your large or small group event. The lake house overnight rentals will sleep 14. A day rental on the lake house can accommodate groups up to 80 with full access to outdoor recreation. Our beach site rentals accommodate small groups of 5-8 and provide lakefront access to the gorgeous 30 acre lake with full access to all of the outdoor recreation. Our patio grill rental accommodates groups up to 30. Lake house day rentals, beach site rentals, and patio rentals are available 12-6pm Monday thru our season which runs Sunday Memorial Day thru Labor Day.

Lake Membership

A limited number of exclusive Lake Memberships are available for groups of 4 to 10 and provide full access to beach site rentals thru the full summer season.

Fishing Membership

A limited number of exclusive Fishing Memberships are available from September to September annually. Fishing members enjoy boat access to the lake 6am-6pm with a 10-lb harvest limit per year and ice fishing privileges

The Events

Whether it’s the beautiful outdoor weddings, large family reunions, corporate parties, or big summer bashes Norris Lake is the perfect spot for your large outdoor event! The 90-acre property accommodates groups up to 300. Custom create your own memory-making event as a DIY or with our enlist the help of our event coordinator and our many local vendor relationships.

The Season

2019 lake season is sure to be a fun one! Stay tuned and stay connected to our blog, and social media for upcoming events and specials and to watch all the memories being made on our lake adventures! @NOA. 

Outdoor Weddings

Norris Lake Weddings located in Farmington, Illinois provides a unique outdoor wedding venue location for weddings in Central Illinois.  Our 90-acre property located on a gorgeous 30 acre lake provides the perfect spot for your dream wedding. Affordable wedding rental packages are available from $550-$5000 and based off property access. Smaller weddings with 6-hour rentals are priced at $550 with full weekend access wedding packages which include two overnight lake house rentals to sleep 14 is priced at $5000. Property tours available by appointment (309) 922-7955.

Norris Lake Weddings

That's a wrap! Summer lake season is officially over. Labor Day 2018 is in the books and it was a fun one! Thanks to mother nature for the afternoon sunshine after a weekend full of rain..Memphis Dives were a hit with their live outdoor concert. Jen Crusen of Crusen Photography captured some of these gorgeous pictures from our day and  Kickapoo Creek Winery provided grilled kabobs, corn on the cob and fruit kabobs... oh and don't forget the libations! Looking forward to seeing everyone for the season opening at our Memorial Day party with Joe Stamm Band! See you next year! 

Labor Day 2018