Douglas Lake, Tennessee is conveniently surrounded by Highways 441 and 411 and I-40, thus making it very convenient to enjoy living, working and playing here. Local residents will tell you this is a great place to live, tucked in the foothills of the majestic Great Smoky Mountains. The fish are always biting, the weather is close to perfect, and the people represent the best friendly, southern charm. Douglas Lake, with a maximum depth of 140 feet, is surrounded by gentle rolling hillsides that provide an ideal setting for residential homebuyers wishing to enjoy the good life.
Douglas Dam was built during World War II and is significant to the Tennessee Valley for not only providing hydropower, but supporting the war effort. The construction of the Dam itself set world records in 1943; it was completed in 12 months and 17 days. Douglas Dam provides a reservoir that is 43 miles in length for the residents of Sevier County and the surrounding areas to access. The Dam itself is 202 feet high and 1,705 feet long. Douglas Dam provides residents with two overlooks that have beautiful views, benches, picnic areas and grills.
For boating enthusiasts there are a variety of marinas serving Douglas Lake that offer full-service amenities including boat rentals, slip rentals, dry storage, boat repairs and restaurants. There is nothing more relaxing than a day of sailing or power boating along the waters of Douglas Lake backdropped by the Great Smoky Mountains in every direction.
Nearby Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg provide action-packed entertainment and family attractions, while Douglas Lake offers a different kind of entertainment. Residents can enjoy boating, water sports, fishing, bird watching, camping, swimming and horseback riding. Douglas Lakeview Stables, in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, offers trail rides with views for 40 miles around more than 30,000 acres of Douglas Lake and the surrounding Cherokee Valley.
As a large man-made lake fed mainly by the French Broad and secondarily by the Nolichucky and Pigeon Rivers, Douglas Lake has approximately 550 miles of shoreline and averages over 1.5 million visitors annually. Despite the popularity of the lake, homeowners and avid boaters can still find peaceful coves and secluded hide-a-ways to enjoy the serenity of this lake paradise. Fishing is probably the most popular sport on and around the waters. Every fisherman has a dream of Catching the Big One, and Douglas Lake can make that dream come true. Douglas Lake has been rated as one of the top 5 crappie fishing lakes and top 10 large mouth bass fishing lakes in the nation. And those are just two of the species waiting for your lure throughout the year in Douglas Lake!
The majority of the property surrounding Douglas Lake is privately owned and offers homebuyers every style of home available and countless amenities. Waterfront homes, water view homes, lake cabins, condos, gated private estates, lake access homes, lots and acreage, secluded single family homes and subdivisions surround this serene, yet active setting.
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