Douglas Dam
Douglas Dam on the French Broad River

Douglas Lake located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains.

Formed from the French Broad River, Douglas Lake consists of 30,400 acres of water surface and 555 miles of shoreline. The lake offers many coves to enjoy and 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.

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Douglas Lake provides fishermen with hefty catches of Sauger (Feb-March) in the river from Hwy 25 bridge upstream, Largemouth Bass (April-May), and 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 for White Bass (Feb-March), mid-April in the headwaters and Bluegill (April-Oct.).

Douglas Headwater Campground offers 53 sites located at Douglas Dam, no reservations required.  Open from April-October, restroom facilities are adjacent to a free public boating launching ramp, a swimming beach as well as a free picnic area with shelter.


Boat Docks, Watercraft Rentals, and Campgrounds on Douglas Lake are listed below:

Gator Point Campground and Marina

1800 Gator Point Road
Sevierville, TN 37876
(865) 908-4000

Indian Creek Boat Dock

2321 Norman Way
Dandridge, TN 37725
(865) 397-7286

Lake Cove Resort, Inc.

1889 Oak Grove Road
Dandridge, TN 37725

Lighthouse Pointe Marina

1209 TN-139
Dandridge, TN 37725
(865) 397-7997

Mountain Cove Marina

1590 Dyke Rd
Sevierville, TN 37876
(865) 453-3506

Mountain Harbor Inn

1199 TN-139
Dandridge, TN 37725
(865) 397-1313

Point Resort

122 Boat Dock Dr
Dandridge, TN 37725
(865) 484-0484

Swann’s Marina

2515 Swanns Marina
Dandridge, TN 37725
(865) 397-2182

Terry Point Campground 

570 Terry Point Rd
Dandridge, TN 37725
(865) 397-7928

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.

These campgrounds are administered by the Tennessee Valley Authority
2611 West Andrew Johnson Hwy
Morristown, TN 37814