Douglas Dam Headwater Campground is located in Sevierville, TN on the TVA Douglas Reservoir in Sevier County. It is half a mile from the Douglas Dam Tailwater Campground. It takes about 7 minutes to travel from one campground to the other.

This is a very popular campground, offering a nice mixture of shade, grass, and awesome mountain and lake views. There is total of 65 campsites, with the exception of 4 primitive sites, they all have electric & water hook up and 2 sites meet ADA guidelines. The campground is separated into two sections, divided by an associated public boat ramp and parking lot. Twenty one sites, mostly waterfront are on the left side of the boat ramp, the remaining sites are situated up a hill to the right of the boat ramp. There are two bathhouses with warm water and flush toilets. A third bathhouse is under construction by TVA and is projected to open by mid summer 2015. All entry roads are paved, campsites are graveled and most are level. Most sites have a picnic table, fire pit or grill combo. A dump station is located in the campground for those who are camping at no charge.

Recreational Activities: Adjacent to the public boat ramp is also an associated day use and swim area with picnic tables, benches and landscaping. A walking trail has recently been completed by TVA across the road from the campground. This campground is in close proximity to the tourist areas of the Smokey Mountains, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Townsend.

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: 1680 Boat Launch Road, Sevierville, TN 37876

Directions: From Interstate 40 take exit 407. Go south on highway 66 then 3.5 miles east on Hwy 139, then 2.5 miles south on highway 338. Follow the signs north to the campground.

For Pavilion Rental: Click here

For more information you can check our Facebook page or call us at 865-361-1379

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We have 8 weeks till we open the campground (March 15, 2016). We are very excited to start a new season. Everyone come out and join us. Gates will open at 8am. ... See MoreSee Less

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We have 88 days left (March 15, 2016) until we open the campground. Have your campers ready to pull out and head our way. We are looking forward to a great season with our regular campers and welcoming our new campers in 2016. The new bathhouse is ready and will be open the first day of the camping season. ... See MoreSee Less