Douglas Lake

Douglas Dam is located among the rolling uplands of the Great Valley of east TN. Set against the backdrop of the lush, green Smoky Mountain foothills. Douglas Lake attracts two million recreation visitors a year. Picnicking, boating and fishing are all popular activities of the reservoir. Douglas Lake provides 513 miles of shoreline and about 28,420 acres of water surface for recreation activities. Douglas Dam is 202 feet high and stretches 1,705 feet across the French Broad River. The water level in Douglas Reservoir varies about 41 feet in a normal year. Douglas is a power producing dam. The generating capacity of Douglas’s four units combined is 165,600 kilowatts of electricity.


Birdwatchers enjoy the fall migration of shore birds, wading birds and other waterfowl that flock to Douglas from late August to early October. The birds rest and feed in the shoreline and areas of shallow water exposed as the level of the reservoir is lowered to prevent spring flooding downstream.


Fish species include Black Basses, Black Crappie, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Sauger, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, White Bass and White Crappie just to name a few. Mariana’s are located throughout the lake and provide boat rentals, Jet Ski rentals and souvenirs.


Our Lake cabins on Douglas Lake are located approximately

7. 9 miles to Sevierville, TN (approximately 11 minutes)
13.3 miles to Pigeon Forge, TN (approximately 20 minutes)
22 miles to the new Bass Pro Shop. (approximately 37 minutes)
21.8 miles to Gatlinburg, TN (approximately 42 minutes)
31.5 miles to Knoxville, TN (approximately 49 minutes)


Get the most current lake levels reports for sport & recreation by contacting the TVA directly:

Douglas Lake Water Levels & Release Information by Phone:
Douglas Lake Water Levels & Recreation Information Online:


Douglas Lake is a popular destination in Sevier County and the surrounding counties, and it follows that plenty of people wish to hold vacations, weddings, and family get-togethers on this big, blue, beautiful lake for fun, atmosphere, and a relaxing place to stay.


Naturally, Douglas Lake is a hotbed for all things waterside and entertaining. Fishing is a first; so is boating and jet skiing, and there are plenty of services available to let you and your family do just that. Imagine meeting up with aunts, uncles, cousins, brothers and sisters you haven't seen in years for catching up on a Pontoon, or fishing off a boat like you've always planned.


In the summer, the lake shore becomes a great place for a picnic.
You can ride horses and Motorcycles if you've got the nerve.

Lakeside Fun Listings for boat rentals, water sports, restaurants, fishing, and more.



Gator Point Marina (3.5 miles from our cabins)
Full Service Marina, Dockside Deli, Boat Rentals.
1809 Gator Point Road
Sevierville, TN 37876
Lighthouse Pointe Marina & Boat Club
Ski Boats, Fishing Boats, Pontoons, Wave Runners
1209 Hwy. 139
Dandridge, TN 37725
Mountain Cove Marina
Pontoon Boat Rental, Outdoor Pavilion
1590 Dyke Road
Sevierville, Tennessee 37876

Swann's Marina
Slip Rentals, Boat Rentals, Fishing, Jet Ski Rentals
2515 Swann's Marina Road
Dandridge, Tennessee 37725






Cowboys Restaurant
* Accessible by Boat
1435 Hwy 139
Dandridge, TN 37825

Dandridge Point Marina & Restaurant
* Accessible by Boat
Full Service Marina, Dry Dock Storage
122 Boat Dock Drive

Dandridge, Tennessee 37825


Other Activities


Horse Back Riding
Douglas Lakeview Stables
Horse Riding Stables
1650 Providence Road
Sevierville, TN 37876

Fishing Guides
Smokies Angling Adventures
Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, Douglas Lake
3520 Dockery Drive
Mascot, TN 37806


To make a reservation please email us at or or call us anytime
304-222-1895 or
For Reservation requirements please refer to Rental Policies