Douglas Dam Tailwater Campground is located in Sevierville, TN, at the TVA Douglas Dam and the French Broad River. The campground is a half mile from the Douglas Dam Headwater Campground. It takes approximately 7 minutes to travel from one to the other.
This is a beautiful and popular campground with most of the sites laying directly on the waterfront. The campground has a total of 60 campsites, of these, 44 include electric & water and 2 meet ADA guidelines, 16 are primitive tent sites. The campground has a small playground for children. There are 2 bathhouses in the campground with warm showers and flush toilets. The entry road is paved and sites are graveled with each having a picnic table, fire pit or grill combo. A dump station is located in the campground for campers at no charge. Prior to entering the campground is a public Look Out Point with day use picnic tables, a large group pavilion and restroom facility. The pavilion may be reserved for a nominal fee, when not reserved, it is available first come. This look out area has an awesome view of the Douglas Dam, reservoir and long range mountain views.
Recreational Activities: In addition to the Look Out Point, adjacent to the campground, is a public day use fishing area, boat ramp, restroom facility and a small store. The store
has been operated by a couple for over forty years under the Randolph Sheppard Act. The campground is in close proximity to the tourist areas of the Smokey Mountains, Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.
The two Douglas Dam Campgrounds (Headwater and Tailwater) have a dedicated website with more information on fees and services here.
In late 2014, Recreation Resource Management (RRM) won a competitive bidding process to operate this and five other TVA campgrounds. Further information on this transition can be found here.
Address: 829 Riverview Way, Sevierville, TN 37876
Directions: From Interstate 40 take exit 407, go south on highway 66, then 3.5 miles east on Highway 139, then 0.5 miles south on highway 338 , look for signs to the Lookout and Tailwater Area (Look Out to the left and campground straight).
Note: If using GPS to navigate the address, use the city of Dandridge, TN 37725 .
For Pavilion Rental: Click here
If you have other questions, you can check out our Facebook page or call us at 865-361-1522.