Douglas Headwater Campground
Douglas Headwater Campground

Douglas Headwater Campground

  • Douglas Dam Headwater Campground contains a total of 60 campsites, of which 54 are equipped with electric and water, 2 are ADA accessible, and 4 are primitive tent sites. The campground also features 3 bath houses, a boat ramp, a swimming beach, and a picnic area. The trail, Trotter Bluff, is located near the entrance to the campground. It is an easy 1-mile trek through a forest full of chestnut trees and wildlife. You can also spot some artifacts lefover from the construction of the Dam.


    • Beach Beach
    • Bike Riding Bike Riding
    • Boating Boating
    • Grills Grills
    • Kayaking Kayaking
    • Showers Showers
    • Store Store
    • Swimming Swimming
    • Wildlife Watching Wildlife Watching


    Campground (60 total sites)

    The campground is separated into two sections, divided by an associated public boat ramp and parking lot. 21 sites are mostly waterfront on the left side of the boat ramp, and the remaining sites are situated up a hill to the right of the boat ramp. There are three bathhouses with warm water and flush toilets. All entry roads are paved, and campsites are graveled with most being level. All sites have a picnic table, and nearly all sites have a fire pit/grill combo. A dump station is located in the campground for those who are camping.

    Please view further details regarding policies upon selecting "Reserve Campground Now". Click here: Douglas Headwater TVA Rate Sheet to see a complete list of sites and rates.

    Reserve Campground Now

    Day Use

    Adjacent to the public boat ramp is also an associated day use and swim area with picnic tables and landscaping. Trotter Bluff walking trail has recently been completed located across the road from the campground. This campground is in close proximity to the tourist areas of the Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Townsend.