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Visit Jefferson County - Douglas Lake

Discover Douglas Lake in the Foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains

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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 has been named a BASSMASTER Top 100 Lake, and is considered one of the best lakes for Bass fishing in the Country.   

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.  

There are many ways to enjoy the water year round with pontoon, jet-ski and boat rentals as well as guided fishing trips.  Plan your lake vacation getaway at a private cabin with your very own secluded cove and boat dock, or bring your R/V to one of the many camping and R/V resorts.  

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Evening birds eye view of Douglas Lake
Nestled in the Foothills of the Smoky Mountains, Discover Douglas Lake
Douglas Lake in Summer
Douglas Lake offers sweeping views of the Great Smoky Mountains
Marina with boats  on Douglas lake
Our marinas have all you need to spend a day on the lake!
House overlooking  lake with kayak and seating area on deck
Enjoy a summer vacation in a lakeside cabin
Areal view of island on Douglas  lake with bridge and marina
The Point Resort is conveniently located in Dandridge, TN, and has boat rentals, RV, Suites, the Lakeside Cafe and full service restaurant.
RV Campground on lake with mountains in background
Anchor Down RV Resort, a premier RV destination
Marina with lodging and restaurant in background
Drive by boat or car to Smoky Mountain Lakeside Resort and Grill
girls riding inner tube on lake
Douglas Lake is perfect for a fun day of water sports including tubing and water skiing
man jet skiing on lake with mountain in background
Having fun and taking in the beautiful views of English Mountain
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Jefferson County Department of Tourism
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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