Area Information

Douglas Lake

Douglas Lake is a popular destination in East Tennessee and surrounding areas; therefore it follows that plenty of people wish to hold vacations, weddings and family get-togethers on this big, blue, beautiful lake for fun, atmosphere and a relaxing place to stay. Douglas Lake is most convenient to Dandridge and Sevierville, but you can also get to Knoxville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg from Douglas Lake in roughly an hour’s worth of driving too.

In the summer, the lake shore becomes a great place for a picnic. Those who like to ride motorcycles and horses will find quite a bit to enjoy here as well. There are parks for scenic viewing and historical significance and the only thing there is to limit you at Douglas Dam is your imagination (until winter comes along anyway). The lake is one of the most visited parts of East Tennessee next to the Smokies themselves and Dollywood for a reason, so come on out and plan a weekend or more of fun!

Lakeside Listings for Boat Rentals, Water Sports and Nearby Attractions

Inflatable Boater

Down South Jet Ski Rentals
1590 Dyke Rd
Sevierville, TN 37876
(865) 556-8957

H2O Water Sports
Waverunner, Jet Ski, Sea Doo Rentals
1963 Chestnut Hill Rd
Dandridge, Tennessee 37725
(423) 608-0726

Cowboys Restaurant
* Accessible by Boat
1435 Hwy 139
Dandridge, Tennessee  37825
(865) 397-2529

Dandridge Point Marina & Restaurant
* Accessible by Boat
Full Service Marina, Dry Dock Storage
122 Boat Dock Drive
Dandridge, Tennessee 37825
(865) 484-0484

Douglas Lakeview Stables
Horse Riding Stables
1650 Providence Road
Sevierville, Tennessee 37876
(865) 556-3869

Smokies Angling Adventures
Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, Douglas Lake
3520 Dockery Drive
Mascot, Tennessee 37806
(865) 933-3140

Angelo’s At The Point Resort
* Accessible by Boat
Restaurant and Marina
122 Boat Dock Dr
Dandridge, Tennessee 37725
(865) 484-0484

Gator Point Dock N’ Deli
Full Service Marina, Dockside Deli, Boat Rentals.
1809 Gator Point Road
Sevierville, Tennessee 37876

Lighthouse Pointe Marina & Boat Club
Ski Boats, Fishing Boats, Pontoons, Wave Runners
1209 Hwy. 139
Dandridge, Tennessee 37725
(865) 397-7997

Mountain Cove Marina
Pontoon Boot Rental, Outdoor Pavilion
1590 Dyke Road
Sevierville, Tennessee 37876
(865) 453-3506

Swann’s Marina
Slip Rentals, Boat Rentals, Fishing, Jet Ski Rentals
2515 Swann’s Marina Road
Dandridge, Tennessee 37725
(865) 397-2182

Eagle’s Landing Golf Course
1444 Old Knoxville Hwy
Sevierville, Tennessee 37876
(865) 429-4223

Dandridge Golf & Country Club
1247 Stonewall Jackson Dr.
Dandridge, Tennessee 37725-4315
(865) 397-2655

The Shoppes at Roper Mansion
218 West Main Street
Dandridge, Tennessee 37725
(865) 484-1237

Bush Visitors Center
3901 US-411
Dandridge, Tennessee 37725
(865) 509-3077

Forbidden Caverns
455 Blowing Cave Rd,
Sevierville, Tennessee 37876
(865) 453-5972


Douglas Lake provides fishermen with hefty catches of Sauger (Feb-March), White Bass (Feb-March, and April in the headwaters), Largemouth (April-May), and Crappie (March-May) in the river from Hwy 25 bridge going upstream. A honeycomb of wide, shallow embankments attract the crappie in huge numbers during the Spring spawning season and occasionally earlier. Excellent fishing opportunities await Smoky Mountain visitors who come to Douglas Lake!

East Tennessee Outdoors

Smokies Angling Adventures – Guide Service, Boat Rental
3520 Dockery Drive
Mascot, Tennessee 37806-1108
(865) 661-5107

East Tennessee Guide Service – Guide Service, Fishing Equipment
544 Whispering Horse Trail
Rockford, Tennessee 37853

Rimmer Sporting Goods – Fishing Equipment
1060 Highway 92 S
Dandridge, Tennessee 37725-4736
(865) 397-9303

Bucks-N-Bass – Fishing Equipment
664 East Meeting Street
Dandridge, Tennessee 37725-5001
(865) 397-6455

Scalf Wholesale Bait – Fishing Equipment
624 Spring Creek Road
Dandridge, Tennessee 37725-4136
(865) 397-2851

Bass Pro Shop – Fishing Equipment, Boating Equipment
3629 Outdoor Sportsmans Place
Kodak, TN 37764
(865) 932-5600

Boating on Douglas Lake and Tennessee Rivers

The Tennessee River system, with its many reservoirs, offers area residents unsurpassed boating opportunities. All types of watercraft, from canoes to cruisers, can be seen on the water throughout the boating season.

Douglas Lake to Sevierville, TN
7.9 miles – Approximately 22 mins.

Douglas Lake to Sevierville, TN
7.9 miles – Approximately 22 mins.

Douglas  Lake to Gatlinburg, TN
21.8 miles – Approximately 42 mins.

Douglas Lake to Knoxville, TN
31.5 miles – Approximately 49 mins.

About Dandridge

“Historic” Dandridge is the official name of Tennessee’s second oldest city, just 12 miles from Douglas Lake. It is located in the northern bank of the French Broad River (of which Douglas Lake is a part of) and is centered around the junction of Tennessee State Route 92 connecting to Jefferson City as well as Sevier County.

Dandridge is centered around its “historic” status, not necessarily its tourism, and is a quieter spot to visit than Sevier County. It is home to a large country club and golf course and plenty of homegrown restaurants and shops (as you’ve seen above). Dandridge is also blessed to be near another popular lake with Cherokee Lake. Douglas is south, Cherokee is north. Mostly, Dandridge is just a cool, quiet place to relax in if the lakes are too busy or you’d just like to get away from it all.

But just because it’s often quiet in town doesn’t mean it stays that way. Here are some special events to look forward to each year in Dandridge.

• Shakin’ The Lake
• Scots-Irish Festival
• Christmas in Dandridge
• Cruisin’ and Groovin’ Car Show
• Music On The Town Concert Series
• Douglas Dash
• Jefferson County Business Expo
• Dandridge Arts Excursion
• “So God Made A Farmer” Heritage Supper
• Downtown Trick-Or-Treating

See more information on these events at

Smoky Mountain Area Attractions

Dining in the Smokies

Bennetts BBQ
A local’s favorite, Texas-style BBQ with good Southern fixin’s with a great lounge, games to play and large outdoor porch.

The Alamo Steakhouse
Another local’s favorite for the best steaks in the area, this restaurant serves an incredible dinner with cold refreshments.

The Greenbrier Restaurant
Tucked away in the mountains, this old mountain lodge is guaranteed to please for casual fine dining.

Big Daddy’s Pizzeria
Fantastic wood-fired pizza located in Sevierville, Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Families will enjoy the game room at the Pigeon Forge location. Free wi-fi for customers. Beer and wine are served.