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Douglas Dam Tailwater TVA, TN

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The Tailwater Campground at Douglas Dam is located near Sevierville, east of Knoxville and on the western slope of the Great Smoky Mountains. Campsites are along the river just below the Douglas Dam.

800-882-5263

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No problem finding a site upon our Sunday afternoon arrival. Here we are set up on site 28.

Date of visit: Apr 2010

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Sites 29-33.

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Sites 38-40 and 42-44 are among the 11 sites without hookups.

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Sites 22-26 are just beyond the bathhouse. It's pretty basic but offers hot showers; there are two bathhouses. Near the campground entrance is a small canteen selling bait, licenses, and soda.

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Sites 18-21 are among the nicer sites, having some large shade trees.

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Sites 47-52 appear to be fairly recently renovated. They are located across the camp road from the river.

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Sites 13-17 are sunny sites on the riverbank.

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Located near the entrance to the campground are sites 1-4. Being closer to the highway bridge, you can hear some traffic noise.

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Sites 58-60 are in the foreground of this overview of the campground.

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This shows how sites overlook the river. Sunset is early here, thanks to a tree-covered ridge beside the campground.

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For boaters and fisherman there is a boat ramp and a small fishing dock. Douglas Dam is just upstream.

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The dam may release water at any time, so there is a warning system.

Amenities

63 sites, 52 with W/E(20/30)

Dump station available

Verizon National Access (1X) service (antenna and amplifier are needed for data)

Rates: $20 (50% discount with Golden Age Pass)

Coord: 35.95726 N, 83.54928 W

Activities/Nearby Attractions

Fishing/boating

The Smoky Mountains

Gatlinburg