Douglas Lake located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Formed from the French Broad River, consist of 30,400 acres of water surface and 555 miles of shoreline. Douglas Lake offers many secluded coves and hollows to enjoy, never gives you that over-crowed feeling. The best thing about Douglas Lake’s location is its close proximity to the action packed attractions of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, and the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Douglas Lake will accommodate nearly any size boat class.
Douglas Lake provides fishermen with the hefty catches of Sauger, (Feb-March) in the river from Hwy 25 bridge upstream. Largemouth Bass, (April-May), Crappie, (Usually March-May) A honeycomb of wide, shallow embayments attract the crappie in huge numbers during the spring spawning season, occasionally earlier. Excellent fishing. White Bass, (Feb-March), mid April in the headwaters. Bluegill, (April-Oct.).
Douglas Headwater Campground: 53 sites located at Douglas Dam, no reservations. Open from April-October. Restroom facilities, adjacent to free public boating launching ramp and swimming beach. Free picnic area nearby with shelter.
Boat Docks, Watercraft Rentals, and Campgrounds on Douglas Lake
TVA Douglas Dam Headwater Campground
TVA Douglas Dam Tailwater Campground
Douglas Lake Marina
1590 Dyke Road
Gator Point Campground and Marina
1800 Gator Point Road
Lake Cove Resort, Inc.
1889 Oak Grove Road
Dandridge, TN 37725
These campgrounds are administered by the Tennessee Valley Authority
2611 West Andrew Johnson Hwy
Morristown, TN 37814
Douglas Headwater Campground: 53 sites located at Douglas Dam, no reservations. Open from April-October. Restroom Facilities, adjacent to free public boat launching ramp and swimming beach. Free picnic area nearby with shelter.
Douglas Tailwater Campground: 60 sites located below Douglas Dam, 20 with electric hook-ups, no reservation. Open from April-October.