Douglas Lake shoreline with smoky mountains in background

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Visit Jefferson County - Lakeside of the Smokies

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Welcome to the Lakeside of the Smoky Mountains!

Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Jefferson County is rich in natural beauty and steeped in cultural heritage.  Recreation opportunities are abundant here, as two of Tennessee’s largest lakes, Cherokee Lake and Douglas Lake weave ever so gracefully through the land.  Visit our website to explore our marinas, lakeside lodging, eateries and events!

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Old-fashioned Southern hospitality can be found everywhere in Jefferson County, on the streets of our historic towns, in restaurants and shops, at the marinas and museums. The Appalachian spirit is ever present. Visitors can experience it through the many cultural heritage trails. There are 5 incorporated communities in Jefferson County that all offer southern charm, unique shopping, dining and events.  Click on the towns listed below for more information!

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Visit Jefferson County - Lakeside of the Smokies
Jefferson County Department of Tourism
Dandridge, TN
Monday - Friday
Hours 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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For the most up-to-date hours and information, please contact Visit Jefferson County - Lakeside of the Smokies directly.

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