Douglas Lake provides fishermen with hefty catches of Sauger (Feb-March) in the river from Hwy 25 bridge upstream, Largemouth Bass (April-May), and Crappie (Usually March-May). A honeycomb of wide, shallow embayments attract the crappie in huge numbers during the spring spawning season, occasionally earlier. Excellent fishing for White Bass (Feb-March), mid-April in the headwaters and Bluegill (April-Oct.).

Douglas Headwaters Campground offers numerous sites located at Douglas Dam. Open from April-October, restroom facilities are adjacent to a free public boating launching ramp, a swimming beach as well as a free picnic area with shelter.


Boat Docks, Watercraft Rentals, and Campgrounds on Douglas Lake are listed below:

Gator Point Campground and Marina

1800 Gator Point Road
Sevierville, TN 37876
(865) 908-4000

Indian Creek Boat Dock

2321 Norman Way
Dandridge, TN 37725
(865) 397-7286

Lake Cove Resort, Inc.

1889 Oak Grove Road
Dandridge, TN 37725

Lighthouse Pointe Marina

1209 TN-139
Dandridge, TN 37725
(865) 397-7997

Mountain Cove Marina

1590 Dyke Rd
Sevierville, TN 37876
(865) 453-3506

Mountain Harbor Inn

1199 TN-139
Dandridge, TN 37725
(865) 397-1313

Point Resort

122 Boat Dock Dr
Dandridge, TN 37725
(865) 484-0484

Swann’s Marina

2515 Swanns Marina
Dandridge, TN 37725
(865) 397-2182

Terry Point Campground

570 Terry Point Rd
Dandridge, TN 37725
(865) 397-7928

Douglas Headwater Campground:

53 sites located at Douglas Dam, no reservations. Open from April-October. Restroom Facilities, adjacent to free public boat launching ramp and swimming beach. Free picnic area nearby with shelter.

Douglas Tailwater Campground:

60 sites located below Douglas Dam, 20 with electric hook-ups, no reservation. Open from April-October.

These campgrounds are administered by the Tennessee Valley Authority