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! 

57 Properties
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$1,500,000
Subdivision: Harbor Hills II
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,672
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
8
Days on Site
1161057
MLS
Live the Lake Life in Luxury! Custom built three bedroom / three and one half bath home nestled in a mature forest along the shoreline of Douglas Lake which offers over 30,000 acres of recreation...
$429,900
Subdivision: Sunset Pleasure Shores
1
Beds
1
Baths
780
Sq.Ft.
2007
Year Built
8
Days on Site
1161173
MLS
Have you ever wanted your own Cabin on the lake with Mountain Views? Do not miss your chance on this gorgeous home!! This home offers lake access seasonally and is still secluded and in a quite area...
$239,900
Subdivision: Lakehills Estates
2.43
Acres
9
Days on Site
1160942
MLS
Douglas lakefront acreage, +- 2.43 Acres, 2 tracts being sold together, utility water, 2 br septic system installed, 2021 KZ by Forest River 32' camper with slideout included, storage building, road...
$119,000
Subdivision: Timberlake Bay
0.17
Acres
10
Days on Site
1160863
MLS
LAKE FRONT ''Dockable'' lots available in this Gated Resort with a Clubhouse and Pool. Private and yet close to Dollywood and the Great Smoky Mountains.
$84,000
Subdivision: Fox Vista
0.7
Acres
15
Days on Site
1160229
MLS
A must see lot in the Fox Vista gated community. Away from it all with the beautiful view of the lake and mountains but only 15 minutes away from all the shops and restaurants. 20 minutes to...
$349,000
Subdivision: Claude Hill Farm
4.19
Acres
16
Days on Site
1159997
MLS
One of a handful of privately owned Islands on Douglas Lake! Minutes to the new Kituwah LLC Development where they are building Buc-ee's the world's largest convenience store at over 74,000 Square...
$499,900
Subdivision: Buckhorn
5.43
Acres
20
Days on Site
1159585
MLS
Looking for lake property? This is the one for you! This beautiful 5.43 acre lot offers beautiful views, seclusion, and individual water and septic tank hook up.. perfect for a camper, and two deep...
$97,900
Subdivision: Wild Pear Shores
2.39
Acres
28
Days on Site
1158616
MLS
Douglas Lakefront! This is a great lot in the prestigious neighborhood of Wild Pear Shores. The neighborhood features gated lake access for owners and underground electric with natural gas and...
2.31
Acres
29
Days on Site
1158456
MLS
This is the property everyone is looking for!!! One of the only unrestricted lakefront properties left, very private, and in a deep water cove facing the main channel of Douglas Lake! You're welcome...
$389,900
Subdivision: Burchfield Estates Unit II
5.4
Acres
29
Days on Site
1158467
MLS
Gorgeous lake front property that backs up to Scenic Shores subdivision, but without a HOA and with light restrictions. You are welcome to bring your camper to pull down to the water's edge and enjoy...
$699,900
Subdivision: Island View
2
Beds
3
Baths
4,200
Sq.Ft.
1999
Year Built
29
Days on Site
1158498
MLS
Lakefront Paradise on 5 Private Acres Quietly Nestled on Douglas Lake, yet near all the amazing Pigeon Forge amenities!!! This custom built 4,000+ sq. ft masterpiece offers an open floor plan, new...
$595,000
Subdivision: CHW Co. Prop.
3
Beds
3
Baths
4,128
Sq.Ft.
1995
Year Built
29
Days on Site
1158518
MLS
Sunrise to sunset of glorious days in this amazing home located just off the main channel of Douglas Lake, currently permitted for 3 bedrooms plus two big bonus rooms with closets . Home features big...

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
lainey@lakefrontlainey.com
(865) 356-5003
(888) 519-5113 ext 565
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Eleanor Cippel
e@greatlifere.com
(865) 712-3656
(888) 519-5113 ext 296

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