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Douglas-Lake was constructed by damming up the French Broad River in 1943 for the purpose of flood control and hydroelectric power generation. Jefferson, Sevier, Hamblen, and Cocke Counties surround the lake, with the major towns of Sevierville, Dandridge, and White Pine also situated around Douglas Lake. The major tourist towns of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, as well as the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, are located within a few miles of the lake. Douglas Lake (or Douglas Reservoir) has over 550 miles of shoreline and is 43.1 miles long, with a maximum depth of 140 feet. The French Broad River and Nolichucky River, both of which originate in the mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee, feed the lake. Most of the shoreline on Douglas Lake is privately owned, and the TVA provides recreational facilities at Douglas Dam. Above the dam is a campground with hookups and showers, a picnic area, an all seasons boat ramp and a swimming beach. Douglas Lake is rated one of the top 10 in the country for Large Mouth Bass. Spring and fall are the best times to fish in Douglas Lake. Other area activities include hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding.

Surrounding areas: Sevierville, Tennessee (6.6 mi), Dandridge, Tennessee (7.9 mi), Strawberry Plains, Tennessee (10.8 mi), Jefferson City, Tennessee (11.1 mi), Pigeon Forge, Tennessee (11.6 mi), Cobbly Nob, Tennessee (16.5 mi), Gatlinburg, Tennessee (16.7 mi)

Douglas Lake Vacation Rentals

Douglas Lake Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Wingate Inn-sevierville2428 Winfield Dunn PkwySevierville, TN2.9 mi.(423) 933-5544
Baymont Inn & Suites2863 Winfield Dunn PkwyKodak, TN3.0 mi.(865) 933-9448
Clarion Inn-willow River1990 Winfield Dunn PkwySevierville, TN3.5 mi.(865) 429-7600
Best Western Dumplin Valley Inn3426 Winfield Dunn PkwyKodak, TN3.7 mi.(865) 933-3467
Days Inn - Interstate Exit #4073402 Winfield Dunn PkwyKodak, TN3.7 mi.(423) 933-4500
Quality Inn Interstate155 W Dumplin Valley RdKodak, TN4.3 mi.(865) 933-1719
Country Inn184 East Dumpling Vly RdKodak, TN5.0 mi.(423) 933-8141
Quality Inn3385 Winfield Dunn Pkwy I-40Kodak, TN5.0 mi.(865) 933-7378
Comfort Inn Mountain River Suites860 Winfield Dunn PkwySevierville, TN5.4 mi.(865) 428-5519
Country Hearth Inn680 Winfield Dunn PkwySevierville, TN5.7 mi.(865) 429-7797
Hampton Inn Sevierville681 Winfield Dunn PkwySevierville, TN5.7 mi.(865) 429-2005
Comfort Inn Apple Valley1850 PkwySevierville, TN6.6 mi.(865) 428-1069
Oak Tree Lodge1620 PkwySevierville, TN6.6 mi.(865) 428-7500
Sleep Inn1020 PkwySevierville, TN6.6 mi.(865) 429-0484
Travelodge--Governors Inn121 Nascar DrSevierville, TN6.6 mi.(865) 428-1721
Econo Lodge531 Patriot DrJefferson City, TN7.5 mi.(865) 397-9437
Holiday Inn Express119 Sharon DrDandridge, TN7.7 mi.(865) 397-1910
Comfort Inn620 Grn Valley DrDandridge, TN7.9 mi.(865) 397-2090
Ramada Limited2193 North PkwyPigeon Forge, TN8.5 mi.(865) 428-0668
Holiday Inn Express308 Henderson Chapel RdPigeon Forge, TN10.5 mi.(423) 428-8600
Music Road Hotel & Convention Center303 Henderson Chapel RdPigeon Forge, TN10.5 mi.(865) 429-7700
Music Road Inn314 Henderson Chapel RdPigeon Forge, TN10.5 mi.(865) 429-8803
Super 8 Motel2613 Smoky DrPigeon Forge, TN11.0 mi.(865) 429-2047
Comfort Suites2423 Teaster LnPigeon Forge, TN11.4 mi.(865) 429-3700
Country Inn & Suites-carlson204 Sharon DrPigeon Forge, TN11.4 mi.(865) 428-1194
Park Tower Inn201 Sharon DrPigeon Forge, TN11.4 mi.(423) 453-8605
Econo Lodge Parkside114 Pickel StPigeon Forge, TN11.5 mi.(865) 453-2999
Baymont Inn & Suites-pigeon Forge2179 PkwyPigeon Forge, TN12.0 mi.(865) 428-7305
Capri Motel4061 PkwyPigeon Forge, TN12.0 mi.(423) 453-7147
Comfort Inn & Suites3712 PkwyPigeon Forge, TN12.0 mi.(865) 429-4494
Days Inn Of Pigeon Forge2760 PkwyPigeon Forge, TN12.0 mi.(423) 453-4707
Econo Lodge2905 PkwyPigeon Forge, TN12.0 mi.(865) 453-3906
Econolodge2440 PkwyPigeon Forge, TN12.0 mi.(423) 428-1231
Fairfield Inn Pigeon Forge1650 PkwyPigeon Forge, TN12.0 mi.(800) 228-2800
Family Inn-twin Mall2647 PkwyPigeon Forge, TN12.0 mi.(865) 429-2244
Grand Hotel & Convention CTR3171 PkwyPigeon Forge, TN12.0 mi.(865) 453-1000
Hampton Inn & Suites2025 PkwyPigeon Forge, TN12.0 mi.(423) 428-1600
Hampton Inn On The River2492 PkwyPigeon Forge, TN12.0 mi.(865) 428-5500
Holiday Inn3230 PkwyPigeon Forge, TN12.0 mi.(865) 428-2700
Holiday InnHwy 441Pigeon Forge, TN12.0 mi.(423) 428-2700
Bed & Breakfast
Maplehurst Inn Bed And Breakfast800 West Hill AveKnoxville, TN21.4 mi.(865) 523-7773

Douglas Lake Weather & Climate

The eastern portion of Tennessee maintains a mild climate with four seasons. Summers are generally warm and humid. The Great Smoky Mountains dominates the eastern border of the state, with numerous peaks rising 4,000-6,000 above sea level. Extreme warm temperatures are rare in summer, but at times the high humidity levels makes it seem warmer than it is. Temperatures always range 10 - 20 degrees cooler in the higher elevations. Fall is crisp and cool and the driest season of the year. Winters are mild and wet in Tennessee, and the mountainous eastern border of the state is the wettest part, with annual totals of up to 80 inches in the higher, well-exposed peaks. Snowfall averages around 12 inches and tends to not stay on the ground for long. Rain is common in the summer months, but can occur anytime of the year.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 45°F 24°F 3.85 in. -
February 51°F 27°F 3.59 in. -
March 60°F 34°F 4.32 in. -
April 69°F 42°F 3.65 in. -
May 77°F 52°F 4.70 in. -
June 84°F 61°F 3.99 in. -
July 87°F 65°F 4.06 in. -
August 86°F 63°F 3.14 in. -
September 80°F 57°F 3.19 in. -
October 70°F 43°F 2.45 in. -
November 59°F 34°F 3.34 in. -
December 49°F 27°F 3.75 in. -

Douglas Lake Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Mc Ghee Tyson airport (TYS) located about 27 miles west of Douglas Lake in Knoxville, Tennessee, the Greeneville Greene County Municipal airport (GCY) located approximately 43 miles east of Douglas Lake in Greeneville, Tennessee, the Asheville Regional airport (AVL) located roughly 66 miles southeast of Douglas Lake in Asheville, North Carolina, and finally the Tri Cities Regional Tn Va airport (TRI) located around 72 miles east of Douglas Lake in Bristol Johnson Kingsport, Tennessee.

Douglas Lake Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
NASCAR SpeedParkSeviervilleTN6.6 mi.
DollywoodPigeon ForgeTN12.0 mi.
Rockin' RacewayPigeon ForgeTN12.0 mi.
Cherokee Fun ParkCherokeeNC35.9 mi.
Santa's LandCherokeeNC35.9 mi.
Ghost Town in the SkyMaggie ValleyNC39.4 mi.
Golf Courses
River Islands Golf ClubKodakTN4.6 mi.
Eagles Landing Golf ClubSeviervilleTN7.1 mi.
Dandridge Golf & Country ClubDandridgeTN8.0 mi.
Lost Creek Golf ClubNew MarketTN9.6 mi.
Patriot Hills Golf ClubJefferson CityTN11.1 mi.
Bays Mountain Golf CourseSeymourTN11.3 mi.
Gatlinburg Municipal Golf CoursePigeon ForgeTN11.6 mi.
Baneberry Golf & ResortBaneberryTN15.5 mi.
White Pine Golf ClubWhite PineTN17.4 mi.
Millstone Golf ClubMorristownTN22.1 mi.
Morristown Golf & Country ClubMorristownTN22.1 mi.
Knoxville Golf CourseKnoxvilleTN22.6 mi.
Three Ridges Golf CourseKnoxvilleTN22.6 mi.
Whittle Springs Golf CourseKnoxvilleTN22.6 mi.
Willow Creek Golf ClubKnoxvilleTN22.6 mi.
Laurel Valley Country ClubTownsendTN23.2 mi.
Egwani Farms Golf CourseRockfordTN24.5 mi.
Pine Lakes Golf ClubRockfordTN24.5 mi.
Golf ClubMaryvilleTN28.2 mi.
Lambert Acres Golf ClubMaryvilleTN28.2 mi.
Royal Oaks Country ClubMaryvilleTN28.2 mi.
Clinchview Golf & Country ClubBean StationTN29.9 mi.
Ski Areas
CataloocheeMaggie ValleyNC39.4 mi.
Ski Wolf LaurelMars HillNC56.2 mi.
Scaly MountainScaly MountainNC66.8 mi.
Ski BeechBanner ElkNC94.2 mi.
Sugar Mountain Ski AreaBanner ElkNC94.2 mi.
Hawksnest Golf & Ski ResortSeven DevilsNC96.1 mi.
State Parks
Panther Creek State ParkTN18.9 mi. 
Big Ridge State ParkTN28.7 mi. 
Norris Dam State ParkTN36.9 mi. 
East Tennessee Discovery CenterKnoxvilleTN21.4 mi.(Science)
Ewing Gallery of Art & ArchitectureKnoxvilleTN21.4 mi.(Art)
Knoxville Museum of ArtKnoxvilleTN21.4 mi.(Art)
East Tennessee Historical Society MuseumKnoxvilleTN21.4 mi.(History)
Farragut Folklife MuseumFarragutTN34.8 mi.(History)
American Museum of Science and EnergyOak RidgeTN41.0 mi.(Science)
Sequoyah Birthplace MuseumVonoreTN47.0 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Knoxville Zoological GardensKnoxvilleTN21.4 mi.
Western North Carolina Nature CenterAshevilleNC60.6 mi.
Greenville ZooGreenvilleSC100.1 mi.
Tennessee AquariumChattanoogaTN118.0 mi.
Warner Park ZooChattanoogaTN118.0 mi.

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