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 May 25, 2022
58
Listed
153
Avg. DOM
$498.76
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$250,000
Med. List Price
58 Properties
Page 1 of 5
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,920
Sq.Ft.
2016
Year Built
1
Day on Site
1192801
MLS
2 acres with 3 BR 2 BA modular home on Douglas Lake. Dockable. Panoramic views of Douglas Lake. Fishing pier. 1,000+ sq ft deck. Completely renovated, with new cabinetry, granite countertops and...
$1,090,000
Neighborhood: Lake Haven Cabins on Douglas Lake
4
Beds
5F11/2
Baths
3,152
Sq.Ft.
2023
Year Built
3
Days on Site
1192424
MLS
Come to the Lake...Build your dreams in the Smokies! This ''Leconte'' 4BR/5.5BA Indoor Pool cabin offers an open space floor plan, that accents your WATERFRONT view. Yes, you are right on the Golf...
$725,000
Neighborhood: Lake Haven Cabins on Douglas Lake
3
Beds
4
Baths
2,630
Sq.Ft.
2023
Year Built
3
Days on Site
1192428
MLS
Come to the Lake! The Sterling floor plan is a stunning 3 bedroom 4 bathroom cabin with a contemporary vibe on a Waterfront Lot. One of the best floor plans in the resort with soaring walls of glass...
$600,000
Neighborhood: Lake Haven Cabins on Douglas Lake
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,371
Sq.Ft.
2023
Year Built
3
Days on Site
1192433
MLS
Come to the Lake...Waterfront lot right at the beach! The Collins Model, has 2 Master Bedrooms and 2 Baths on the main floor with a double loft upstairs. This loft is amazing! One loft side is an...
4
Beds
2
Baths
1,618
Sq.Ft.
1993
Year Built
6
Days on Site
1192155
MLS
Now is your chance for an exceptional investment or full time living opportunity! AirDNA short term rental insights conservatively projects income potential around $70k based only on a low 62%...
$199,900
Neighborhood: Sunset Pointe
0.98
Acres
6
Days on Site
1192176
MLS
Beautiful lakefront, mountain view, cul-de-sac lot on Dandridge Lake with over 200' of lake frontage! Sunset Pointe amenities include a gated entrance, Pavilion with grill and firepit perfect for...
$1,350,000
Neighborhood: Deer Run Estates
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,397
Sq.Ft.
2019
Year Built
16
Days on Site
1190733
MLS
Fantastic lakeside vacation home, overnight rental, or the perfect forever home right on Douglas Lake. Complete with boat dock, boat ramp, huge boat shed, RV and boat trailer parking on a private...
$349,500
Neighborhood: Little Bonanza
2.67
Acres
20
Days on Site
1190356
MLS
Are you looking to build an overnight rental cabin on the water? Forever Home? Or maybe a place to set up your camper? This is the perfect property for whatever you are looking for. Mostly Flat and...
$99,900
Neighborhood: Emerald Pointe
4.91
Acres
20
Days on Site
1190400
MLS
This is it! The perfect lot to build your dream home on Douglas Lake. With stunning views of the lake and the mountains, this lot is conveniently located just off Hwy 25E and easy access to the...
14.78
Acres
23
Days on Site
1189878
MLS
Douglas lakefront acreage with gentle sloping land into water and mtn view, no deed restrictions, well and septic needed.
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,800
Sq.Ft.
1966
Year Built
28
Days on Site
1189317
MLS
Showings to begin May 12th. Extremely rare opportunity to own a main channel Douglas Lakefront property in the heart of Dandridge! This meticulously maintained and tastefully updated home is one of a...
$244,900
Neighborhood: Sunset Harbor
1.42
Acres
29
Days on Site
1189105
MLS
Beautiful lakefront lot on Douglas Lake . Gentle slope with easy walk to the water. On a cove just off the main channel of Douglas Lake. Gated community offers day slips, boat ramp andpavilion....

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