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

Angelo's at the Point
122 Boat Dock Dr. Dandridge, TN 37725
865.484.0484

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...

Fire Lake Grill (formerly Cowboys)
1435 TN-139, Dandridge, TN 37725
865.397.2529

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.

Off The Hook Lakeside Bar & Grill 
2513 Black Oak Rd. Jefferson City, TN 37760
865.350.2408

 Website

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. 

Harbor Grill at Mountain Cove Marina
1590 Dyke Rd. Sevierville, TN 37876
865.770.9677

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.

Millstone Restaurant & Country Store
1531 E Hwy 25-70, Dandridge, TN 37725
865.397.2254

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! 

Douglas Lake Homes & Lots December 8, 2021
60
Listed
205
Avg. DOM
$354.93
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$237,450
Med. List Price
60 Properties
Page 1 of 5
$85,000
Subdivision: Sunset Pleasure Shores
0.67
Acres
4
Days on Site
1175310
MLS
Almost an acre of Lake Front Property with beautiful mountain views. Overnight Rentals are allowed in this area. Subdivision also has Lake Access for homeowners. $100 Road Maintenance and Lake Access...
$599,900
Subdivision: Wild Pear Shores Phase 2
3
Beds
2
Baths
2,400
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
22
Days on Site
1173896
MLS
This amazing home sets in the middle of the coveted Wild Pear Shores, a lake front community. This contemporary styled home fronts on Dalton Lake and has some of the most impressive homes in the area....
$599,999
Subdivision: Koontz Creek
4
Beds
4
Baths
3,599
Sq.Ft.
1977
Year Built
24
Days on Site
1173709
MLS
Lakefront living at its finest in this waterfront home on a double lot convenient to Douglas Lake, the French Broad River, and the Smoky Mountains. The home includes 4 full-sized bedrooms and 4 full...
$499,900
Subdivision: Island View Phase 2
4.26
Acres
31
Days on Site
1173048
MLS
This is a beautiful lot on Douglas Lake with year around water in a scenic subdivision. It is located at the end of a cul-de-sac with beautiful views of the lake. It's a peninsula lot, surrounded by...
$1,300,000
Subdivision: Eden Shores
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
3,200
Sq.Ft.
2005
Year Built
32
Days on Site
1172932
MLS
ONE OF A KIND PROPERTY ON DOUGLAS LAKE WITH MILLION DOLLAR MOUNTAIN AND LAKE VIEWS!! HOME RECENTLY STAINED AND LOOKS BEAUTIFUL!! Whether you make this your permanent home, or the most spectacular...
48.67
Acres
36
Days on Site
1172538
MLS
RARE ACREAGE FIND on Douglas Lake and just minutes to ALL area attractions like Dollywood, Splash Country, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Approximately 48.67...
$60,000
Subdivision: Stonebridge on Douglas Lake
0.97
Acres
44
Days on Site
1171726
MLS
Gated Community. Pleasant lake and mountain views. Subdivision lake access. Dockable lot with TVA approval.
$149,900
Subdivision: Lakehills Estates
2.43
Acres
45
Days on Site
1171578
MLS
Lakefront, 2 tracts being sold together, septic/water/electricity on one tract, camper, dbl wides permitted.
$689,900
Subdivision: Ponderosa Ranch
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,685
Sq.Ft.
2009
Year Built
48
Days on Site
1171445
MLS
Are you looking to own your own luxury log cabin or investment property? Look no further! This is the perfect 2 bedroom, 2 bath with a loft and sleeps 8. This property is lakefront with incredible...
$449,900
Subdivision: Lakeway Estates
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,312
Sq.Ft.
1980
Year Built
52
Days on Site
1170906
MLS
One-level lakefront home on beautiful Douglas Lake. This home sits among hardwoods and lots of wildlife! The scattered trees offer plenty of shade and privacy. The property offers 1.5 acres, and is...
$1,800,000
Subdivision: Timberlake Bay
5
Beds
4F21/2
Baths
4,042
Sq.Ft.
2017
Year Built
63
Days on Site
1169988
MLS
Now Selling this beautiful, Luxury Lakefront Home on a quiet lakeside drive in the private gated community of Timberlake Bay within Sanctuary Cove on Douglas Lake. Close to 5000sq' of living space...
$699,900
Subdivision: Angler S Woods
5
Beds
3
Baths
2,570
Sq.Ft.
1987
Year Built
65
Days on Site
1169744
MLS
Lake Front! Looking for that cabin with rustic mountain charm? Look no further! This true log cabin home is situated on Douglas Lake on the point of a peninsula. The outside of the cabin has just...

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

 Lainey Jones
 (865) 356-5003
 (888) 519-5113 ext 565

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Eleanor Cippel
(865) 712-3656
(888) 519-5113 ext 296