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Smoky Mountain Family Vacation Guide to Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge & Cities Surrounding the National Park.

The Great Smoky Mountains offer a wide variety of accommodations.
You can enjoy First Rate hotel service, a condo located close to town or a luxurious chalet or cabin tucked away in the mountains.

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Douglas Lake Vacations
Back Porch Paradise

Douglas Lake Vacations
Lazy Man's Way

Lakefront Cabins

Lakefront Cabins
Vacation Homes on Douglas Lake
Reserve today! Summer Dates fill quickly.
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Douglas Lake Vacations

Our Douglas Lake cabins
all have private lake frontage


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Gatlinburg's Best Military Discount

Choose Condos or Cabins with the "Best Views of the Smokies" at a 27% discount at Deer Ridge
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Smoky Mountain H20 Sports

Be sure to include a day of adventure at Douglas Lake.
We can also accommodate large groups and families. Best prices on the lake and no extra charge for life jackets or oil!

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Smoky Mountain H20 Sports
We have brand new boats for 2016 including a new 55 mph. Ski Boat & 150 hp pontoons. Enjoy tubing and skiing the afternoon away. Also have new luxury Bentley Pontoon boats with Bimini sun shades for when the sun to much. The pontoons are 20 and 24 foot long so they can easily hold your whole family with room to spread out. Rent tubes and banana boat towables to add to the adventure.
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$20 OFF a 4 hour Waverunner rental
$30 OFF a 8 hour Waverunner rental
$30 OFF a 4 hour Pontoon Boat rental
$40 OFF a 8 hour Pontoon Boat & Waverunner combo

Lakefront Cabins
Enjoy your dream Smoky Mountain vacation by choosing a cabin from Lakefront Cabins. Our cabins are located just 30-45 minutes from all the fun that Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville and the Great Smoky Mountain National Park offer. Our vacation homes are located on Douglas Lake and offer a new level of dream getaway perfection with unique amenities that include private boat docks and boat launches  Select your cabin today! Summer Dates fill quickly.
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Douglas Lake Vacations
Explore the option of a Mountain AND Lake Vacation all wrapped up in one choice. We specialize Douglas Lake Vacations Cabin Rentals on Douglas Lake, Sevierville TNin family cabins and family vacations. Most of our cabins are located on Douglas Lake or in the surrounding Smoky Mountains area and are all PRIVATELY owned and maintained, giving guests that warm, inviting home feeling. Whether it be a romantic weekend for two, a family vacation, or even a family reuinon, Douglas Lake Vacations is a sure bet winner for everyone!
Toll Free: 800-599-2517

Cabins on Douglas Lake
One, Two, Three and more bedroom cabins on the lake in the Smokies.  Why not stay on the lake!  Our lakeside cabins are designed for summer fun all the way around.  Comfortable homes are appointed with everything you need for a summer getaway.  Marinas in the area complete the fun as you pontoon on the lake or enjoy a Jet Ski day. Relax in your hot tub, enjoy your private deck and dock in our Douglas Lake Vacation Cabins.
Toll Free: 800-599-2517

Luxury Honeymoons Douglas Lake
Lakeside honeymoon cabin getaways are our specialty. Luxury cabins on Douglas Lake with the Smoky Mountains as your backdrop, your honeymoon will be an experience to remember as you set the sun each evening by the water.  Our homes are appointed with the amenities you desire to relax, and enjoy a private time in the Smokies.
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Located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Douglas Lake was created to aid in flood control and to provide an additional power sources with its hydroelectric systems now in place.  Filled by both the Nolichuky River and the French Broad, Douglas lake offers a great escape back to nature.  With over 30,000 acres, Douglas Lake boasts more than 500 miles of shoreline, creating endless opportunities to experience the water, as you would like.  Fisherman, swimmers, boaters, and families will enjoy picnicking on the waterfront while splashing around and keeping cool!  Douglas Lake can accommodate nearly every size boat class.

Campground Information

Daily camping fees
Sites with hookups: $16
Sites without hookups: $12

TVA Campgrounds
2004 opening and closing dates
For additional information, please call the numbers
listed with each location.

Cherokee Reservoir, Cherokee Dam Campground, April 12– October 15  (423-587-5604)
Douglas Reservoir, Douglas Dam Headwater Campground, March 15– Nov 30 (423-587-5600)
Douglas Reservoir, Douglas Dam Tailwater Campground, March 15 – November 30 (423-587-5600)
Foster Falls, Foster Falls Campground, April 6 – November 15 (423-697-6006)
Melton Hill Reservoir, Melton Hill Dam Campground, open year-round  (865-988-2440)
Norris Reservoir, Loyston Point Campground, March 22– October 28  (865-632-1539)
Normandy Reservoir, Barton Springs Campground, March 29 – October 15  (256-386-3442)
Pickwick Reservoir, Pickwick Dam Tailwater Campground, open year-round  (256-386-2228)
Watauga Reservoir, Watauga Dam Tailwater Campground, April 15 – October 15 (423-239-2000)
Wheeler Reservoir, Mallard Creek Campground, March 22 – November 4  (256-386-2560)
Wilson Reservoir, Wilson Dam – Lower Rockpile Campground, open year-round  (256-386-2228)


The Tennessee River system, with its many reservoirs, offers area residents unsurpassed boating opportunities. All types of watercraft, from canoes to cruisers, can be seen on the water throughout
the boating season.


Douglas Lake provides fishermen with the hefty catches of Sauger, (Feb-March) in the river from Hwy 25 bridge upstream. Largemouth, (April-May), 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. White Bass, (Feb-March), mid April in the headwaters. Bluegill, (April-Oct.

TVA fun fact:
TVA's power-service region covers 80,000 square miles (200,000 square kilometers).

Bent Creek Golf Course
Deer Ridge Mountain Resort
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