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Visit Jefferson County - Lakeside of the Smokies

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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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View the Great Smoky Mountains as you tour Douglas Lake
Sail away on Cherokee Lake
Enjoy mountain & lake views at the award winning Mountain Harbor Inn on Douglas Lake
Step into the past and visit one of our historic B&Bs
For more details on our historic towns visit our website
Experience the adventure of Camping on the Lake- visit our website for lakeside lodging
Grab a cup of joe at the Creek Cafe in Jefferson City, TN
Douglas Lake and Cherokee Lake have both been named top Bass fishing lakes by Bassmaster! Visit our events page to see our upcoming tournament
Jefferson County hosts many events throughout the year including the Lakeside of the Smokies Balloon Fest!
Visit Jefferson County - Lakeside of the Smokies

202 W. Main Street
PO Box 710
Dandridge, TN 37725

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Jefferson County Department of Tourism
Dandridge, TN
Monday - Friday
Hours 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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