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 and 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 (well, 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

Fishing

Douglas Lake provides fishermen with the 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 www.mainstreetdandridge.com.

Smoky Mountain Area Attractions

 

Dining in the Smokies

Bennetts BBQ – A local’s favorite, Texas style BBQ with good southern fixins, with a great lounge with games to play and large outdoor porch.

The Alamo Steakhouse – Again a locals 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 and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.  Families will enjoy the game room at the Pigeon Forge location. Free WiFi for customers.  Beer and Wine served.

England Food Group – Gatlinburg owns three of the cities most popular restaurants.  The Best Italian, Howard’s Steakhouse and the Bear Creek Grill all located in Gatlinburg.