Douglas Lake | French Broad River, East Tennessee
Created in 1943 to generate electricity and for flood control, Douglas Lake was originally created by damming up the French Broad River. Today though, this 45 square mile lake with over 550 miles of shoreline in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains offers an amazing and highly-sought-after vacation destination. With major tourist cities like Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, and Gatlinburg located within only a few miles and offering the cleanest water of any lake in the area, Douglas Lake is one of the most well-positioned and beautiful vacation sites you could choose from.
Recreational facilities have been provided at the Douglas Dam by the Tennessee Valley Authority, and a campground at the top of the dam provides a relaxation area for picnics, all next to a convenient swimming beach. Highly rated as a prime fishing site, Douglas Lake contains species like the large mouth bass, crappie, white bass, red horse, channel catfish and many others.
Considered by many to be a wild yet romantic place, Douglas Lake is the perfect choice for holidays, family reunions, weddings or honeymoons. With amazing views that will make you forget about your daily worries and great spots for swimming, bird-watching or picnicking, there’s a lasting memory for everyone to make at Douglas Lake.
Whether you choose to rent a cabin or camp out, Douglas Lake can offer you an escape from the rush of modern life without losing contact for the important things. Most of the cabin rentals at Douglas Lake can provide conference rooms and business spaces, wireless internet, laundry and barbecue facilities. The cabins, cottages, and camping areas have the mission to shelter and provide only the best service for those who wish to spend some time away from the rush without being totally isolated.
So take a break from the rush of modern life and relax in one of the most serene places you could find on the shores of Douglas Lake.