Area Information

Below is a map of the area with all of our cabins pinpointed so you can get a good idea of where they are and how they sit on the 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

  • 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!

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 Pigeon Forge, TN
    13.3 miles – Approximately 31 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.

England Food Group – Gatlinburg owns two of the city’s most popular restaurants – The Best Italian (two locations), Howard’s Steakhouse all located in downtown Gatlinburg.