All You Need To Know About Douglas Lake

In the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, located conveniently off of interstates 81 and 40, Douglas Lake offers breathtaking scenery, great water recreational activities, and beautiful lakeside lodging. 

Douglas Lake was formed when the Tennessee Valley Authority built the Douglas Dam in 1943 to provide hydroelectric power and help with downstream flood control of the Tennessee River Valley.

The resort town of Baneberry, and the Jefferson County seat, Dandridge are both located along the shores of Douglas lake.  

5 Interesting Facts about Douglas Lake

1. BASSMASTER Top 100 Lake 
Douglas Lake has been named a BASSMASTER Top 100 Lake! Bassmaster Magazine is known as the “Bible of today’s bass fishermen,” so if you love to fish, this is the perfect lake for you to visit. Douglas Lake is ranked in the top 10 in the nation for largemouth bass and is also rated one of the top 5 crappie locations in the nation! Read More...

2. Douglas Dam Was Built in Record Time Douglas Dam was built in record time for a facility of its size. Construction began on February 2, 1942 and lasted until February 19, 1943 at the height of World War II. The dam itself is a hydroelectric facility with 4 generating units that have a combined net dependable capacity of 111 megawatts. Douglas Lake extends 43 miles upriver from Douglas Dam through the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. Read More...

3. Flood Storage Reservoir
Douglas Lake, also known as Douglas Reservoir, is a flood storage reservoir. It helps with the overall water control in the Tennessee Valley. Its flood-storage capacity is 1,082,000 acre-feet. To prepare for the winter, TVA lowers the water level to make room for the runoff from winter storms. When there is a storm, TVA holds the water back by reducing releases from the dam, and when the rain stops, TVA gradually lets the water out to prepare for the next storm. In the summer when there is less risk of floods, TVA keeps lake levels higher to support recreation. In a year with normal rainfall, Douglas Lake’s water level varies about 44 feet from summer to winter. Read More...

4. More Than 1.7 Million Visitors Each Year
Douglas Lake has become a popular recreational site where visitors can enjoy picnicking, camping, fishing and more! The lake attracts more than 1.7 million visitors each year, and it’s not hard to understand why. Besides being a top spot for fishing, it also has exceptional opportunities for boating. Whether you bring your own boat or rent one at the lake, you’ll love taking it out on the water and relaxing! For some fun on the lake, visitors can rent kayaks, paddle boats and more. You’re also allowed to go for a swim anywhere in the lake! Read More...

5. Just A Few Miles From Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg
When you visit Douglas Lake, you’ll be surrounded by mountains and gorgeous nature scenes. But just a few miles away, you’ll find all the excitement of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg! Popular area attractions are a short drive away from the lake, so if you want to explore a museum, visit thrilling attractions or browse unique shops, you won’t have far to go. Read More...

Info taken from VisitMySmokies.com.

Lakeside Dining

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             122 Boat Dock Dr. 
             Dandridge, TN 37725
             865.484.0484
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This lake-side restaurant in Dandridge is family owned and operated.They're open every day of the week to provide a comfortable and affordable dining experience, offering musical entertainment, happy hour specials, express lunch and early bird specials and Sunday brunch. Their extensive dinner menu consists of many traditional favorites and a variety of steaks and fresh seafood, chicken and pasta dishes. Read More...

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             1435 TN-139
             Dandridge, TN 37725
             865.397.2529
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Located off Hwy 139 and just minutes from Sevierville and Downtown Dandridge. They have a large variety of amazing food choices all while overlooking gorgeous Douglas Lake.

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             2513 Black Oak Rd. 
             Jefferson City, TN 37760
             865.350.2408

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Tennessee's premier lakeside restaurant. Famous for their friendly staff, casual, Key West-like atmosphere, cold drinks, apps, burgers and tacos! Featuring Taco Tuesdays, Tuesday Trivia Night, and Wing Wednesday. 

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             1590 Dyke Rd. 
             Sevierville, TN 37876
             865.770.9677
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Some of the best food on Douglas Lake is located at the Harbor Grill at Mountain Cove Marina. Relax and enjoy beautiful lake and mountain views while sampling the menu from the dock.

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             1531 E Hwy 25-70
             Dandridge, TN 37725
             865.397.2254
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A little piece of heaven on Douglas Lake at Swann's Marina. They offer wholesome, regional food; prepared and served with passion and integrity.

Things To Do Near Douglas Lake 

Fishing - Between two gorgeous mountain lakes, Jefferson County is home to some of Appalachia's best fishing.

Lake Access - Between two gorgeous mountain lakes, Jefferson County is home to some of Appalachia's best boating.

Golf - Whether you are a novice or pro, you can enjoy a great round of golf at five beautiful golf courses here in Jefferson County!

Hot Air Balloons - Enjoy the view of our beautiful lakes and the Smoky Mountain views from the air! Sky Dive and Hot Air Balloon East TN.

Bush's Visitor Center - Enjoy a walk back in time as you stroll through the Bush's Story. It's fun for all ages and offers an interactive atmosphere. The museum is FREE to the public.

Equestrian - The River Glen Equestrian has rolling hills, woodlands, and pastures that stretch along the Holston River, and in conveniently located in Jefferson County, TN.

Scenic Trails - There are many scenic driving trails to enjoy by car, motorcycle, or bike, enjoy natural beauty on our off the beaten paths.

Hiking - The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited park in the US. Enjoy one of the 50 hikes the national park has to offer you!

Annual Events - There are many events going on throughout the year in the Lakeside of the Smokies. From Heritage Festivals, to summer music concerts!

Recreation - Come visit one of the many recreation facilities in Jefferson County. From Basketball to Volleyball, we have lots of activities to choose from!

Living On Douglas Lake

These homes and lots for sale on Douglas Lake are available right now! Give us a call if there is something you would like to see! 

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$499,000
Neighborhood: Lakeland
9.09
Acres
1
Day on Site
1197162
MLS
No description available...
$289,900
Neighborhood: Fox Vista
0.82
Acres
1
Day on Site
1193383
MLS
Rare lakefront lot on Douglas Lake in Sevierville! Nearly 1 ac only 5 miles to Sevierville center & approx 9 minutes to Dollywood. Approx 190' ft of lake ftg w/an amazing view! New dock installed,...
$1,450,000
Neighborhood: Wild Pear Shores Phase I
4
Beds
5
Baths
4,354
Sq.Ft.
2011
Year Built
5
Days on Site
1196695
MLS
AMAZING----would accurately describe this custom built main channel home on beautiful Douglas Lake. It has outstanding views of the lake and Smoky Mountains with a gentle almost flat walk right to...
$1,150,000
Neighborhood: Ernest W Fox Estate
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,436
Sq.Ft.
2006
Year Built
5
Days on Site
1196835
MLS
Pack your bags because this is the lake house you been looking for! This beautiful lakefront custom built cabin on Douglas Lake has several new upgrades and features added in 2022. New 20 yr....
$449,900
Neighborhood: J E Flynn Estate
2
Beds
1
Baths
894
Sq.Ft.
1977
Year Built
6
Days on Site
1196583
MLS
LAKEFRONT LIVING!! A rare opportunity to own a lakefront home complete with a private dock at the base of a gently sloping back yard! This cozy lake house retreat would make a perfect second home,...
$574,900
Neighborhood: Timberlake No 2
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,392
Sq.Ft.
1998
Year Built
6
Days on Site
1196608
MLS
This beautiful lake front home was completed remodeled in 2021, and it is waiting for you! The home boasts beautiful views of Douglas Lake and has approximately 150ft of shoreline-property is...
$449,900
Neighborhood: Angler S Woods
2
Beds
2
Baths
912
Sq.Ft.
1985
Year Built
8
Days on Site
1196140
MLS
The time to escape to your lakefront hideaway is now!Enjoy a warm cup of coffee with the beautiful emerald waters of Douglas Lake as your backdrop. Have a summer cookout on your charming back deck...
$750,000
Neighborhood: Island View Phase 2
6.91
Acres
8
Days on Site
1196234
MLS
Peninsula Paradise featuring over 800 feet of lake frontage on beautiful Douglas Lake. This 6.9 acre lot offers gorgeous lake views, majestic views of the Smoky Mountains and a park-like setting....
$2,250,000
Neighborhood: Hidden Harbor
4
Beds
2
Baths
2,163
Sq.Ft.
1931
Year Built
12
Days on Site
1195850
MLS
Lakefront Home!! This delightful Historic Farmhouse is centered on 2.38 acres (above the 1002 & 1007 line) with approx. 3000 feet of frontage on Douglas Lake in the foothills of The Great Smoky...
102.18
Acres
14
Days on Site
1195458
MLS
Beautiful acreage on the main channel of Douglas Lake. Former Airport, which can be redone for usage. Water year around. Enjoy gorgeous Mountain views, possible rehab house and building. 9 acres...
$1,675,000
Neighborhood: White Oak Point
2
Beds
3
Baths
3,096
Sq.Ft.
1992
Year Built
15
Days on Site
1195258
MLS
Luxury Log Home on Douglas Lake with 2.79 Acres in a beautiful lakeside development just minutes from Historic Downtown Dandridge! Features include an open concept from the gourmet kitchen with rare...
$899,900
Neighborhood: HIDDEN HARBOR
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,788
Sq.Ft.
2006
Year Built
19
Days on Site
1194870
MLS
DOUGLAS LAKEFRONT HOME WITH A TVA APPROVED PRIVATE BOAT DOCK / PRIVATE BOAT LAUNCH AND DEEDED ACCESS TO NEIGHBORHOOD LAUNCH!! You will absolutely fall in love with this charming three bedroom, three...

For more information on Douglas Lake or a private showing of any of these homes or lots contact us today! 

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Lainey Jones
(865) 356-5003
(888) 519-5113 ext 565
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Eleanor Cippel
(865) 712-3656
(888) 519-5113 ext 296

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