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Sevierville, Tennessee

Douglas Dam Headwater - TVA

Sevierville, Tennessee



1680 Boat Launch Rd
Sevierville, Tennessee 37876
Phone: 800-882-5263

Sites: 65
Recent Rate: $18 10/2016

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Latitude: 35.9580711
Longitude: -83.5363756
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina yes
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

7 Reviews

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped here for a group camping trip with other members of our camping club. Upon arrival, we had a hard time deciding which direction to head since there was no signage indication which way to go to our reserved site. We had reserved a pull-thru site and it was of good size, but we were way out of level side to side. We pulled back around and were able to set up, but it did require us to use 1 1/2" of wood to get somewhat close to level. The hosts (4 different campers onsite) were quick to arrive and get us checked in and given our paperwork. There were two bath houses close to our site, one up the incline and one down in the day-use area. We had a huge tree over our site, which was wonderful. Our site was very large with a small concrete pad, but it was nowhere close to level. It offers water/electric. If the sites in front of us were not full, we would have had a great view of the lake. The hosts were out and about from early morning until late in the evening, although they did go "off duty" at 7 pm. We saw them out on their golf carts until almost 11 pm, so they may have gone off-duty, but were still working some. The campground was completely full, but was quiet after quiet hours. The bathrooms were cleaned daily, but during the times when the day use areas are in full use, they have the potential to become really dirty. This was not the case this weekend. There needs to be more signage and the dump station is located on the wrong side of the road when you are leaving??? You have to pass it up, then turn back into the dump to get the workings on the right side. We really liked the campground and will definitely return soon. We camped at Douglas Dam Headwater - TVA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
18
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is located just northeast of Sevierville, approx. 3-5 miles from I-40. Signs were posted and easy to follow. Campground has 3 hosts that rotate days on. Check in was simple (had reservations). Had 19 reserved, but when we arrived noticed that 2 sites butted up to each other. They gladly moved us to a pullthru. Sites were gravel and concrete pad. However, depending how your site is laid out and how you pull into your site the concrete pad ended up under our camper. That was not a problem, just helped when putting the jacks down. The leaves were falling during our stay and the hosts blowed the leaves from the roadway and the campsites daily. Campground was spotless and nicely mowed. There are 3 bathrooms/showers in the campground. One bathhouse is individual so you can lock the door, it is an all in one type (toilet, shower and sink). Showers were hot. Only negative was they are the push button type, but not a big deal to me. The hosts said they had to go to this type due to people leaving the showers running. Beautiful view of the lake at most of the sites. There are two loops. One section has a lower section where the sites are right on the lake. These sites are sloped then level off. Check the website and it describes each site. It is a 10-20 minute drive into Sevierville/Pigeon Forge depending on traffic. The road in from the campground is a little curvy but nothing major. We will diffently will return to this campground. We camped at Douglas Dam Headwater - TVA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
16
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Not big enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 65
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

The check in here is so simple. Just pull in and check and see if there is a site you like and pull into it. The Host will come and check you in. The sites range from very unlevel to somewhat level. I'd say about 50% of them would not accommodate a class C RV. Each site contained a picnic table, a fire ring, and most had some sort of concrete pad. About 90% of the sites had water and electricity. The overall campground had plenty of trees: however, there were plenty of sites without trees. The bathhouses were very clean. The overall campground was incredibly clean too. Thankfully the grass and landscaping was extraordinarily well done too. The dam was a site to see. There were a few overlooks that were great! The location of this campground was super! It was only about 4-5 miles away from several grocery stores and about 5 miles from a major flea market. Lastly the other facilities at this place were top notch too such as the swimming area, boat launch, and the ability to have your boat very near your site. We were only about 50 foot from the waters edge. We are coming back to this campground. We camped at Douglas Dam Headwater - TVA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
49
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Good fishing near here!

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $11.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed here one night as an overnight on our way to South Carolina. First come first serve and we happened to get the last site with electric and water that was open. Nice setting, shade, close to the water. Mosquitoes were pretty thick at dusk, but all in all a nice site. I do think people are putting cheap tents on some sites to make other people think someone is already camping at the site. I saw at least 4 sites that were set up this way with nobody around. Restrooms were clean, did not use the showers. We camped at Douglas Dam Headwater - TVA in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 336
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 64

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $11.00
Overall Rating:      

Friday, June 21 – Douglas Reservoir – Douglas Dam Headwater Campground, Sevierville, TN This is a TVA self-service campground. Sixty five campsites and 61 with water and electric hookups. We checked in on a Friday afternoon. First, we had gone down the road to another TVA campground Douglas Dam Tailwater Campground but there was nothing available. Some sites at these TVA campgrounds almost looked like permanents. So we headed back up the road and checked this one out. When we crossed the highway we could see the campground just below the dam and it looked like it was full. We decided to drive down and check it out and we found a small site that we could have fit in but a large RV was at the dump station and had just left a nice site right on the river with hookups. So we stayed the night with a nice view of the dam and downstream. We were lucky to get a spot. It is a self check in campground so we had to fill out the form and put cash in the envelope to put in the box. With a Golden Age pass, the $22 per site was 50% off to make it $11. Nice stop, but we were in driving range of interstate 40, Pigeon Forge and Smokey Mts National Park that the traffic on the highways was busy so I don’t know if we would ever stop again. This is a tourist area and very crowded. The campground was full but it was very enjoyable and peaceful. The restrooms had heated showers and flush toilets. There was a dump station, picnic tables, boat ramp, walking trail, wildlife viewing area, bird watching and a swimming beach (I don’t know about swimming in the river because we found a lot of trash and dead fish in it right in front of our site). We camped at Douglas Dam Headwater - TVA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: November, 2012 - $11.00
Overall Rating:      

The previous poster pretty much nailed it. For the most part the sites have plenty of space between them with the exception of the lake front spots. Most of the sites are level enough for a trailer or fifth wheel, but motor homes might have to use some blocks under their jacks to get completely level. Our biggest complaint was the quality of the electricity. It was real easy to pull the voltage down into the 105 to 108 range when loading it with 20 plus amps. I would be concerned about trying to use an air conditioner at this campground. We had one of the lake front sites. We camped at Douglas Dam Headwater - TVA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 124
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 21

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $11.00
Overall Rating:      

A Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) clean, neat, campground on Douglas Lake impounding the French Broad River, the camp off to the north of the dam with electric power generation. Paved roads, with nicely graveled sites, but most not level, with water and 30 and 20 amp electricity, a dump station, and clean bath house with shower. Huge boat ramp and parking right by campground. Many ducks and gray herons to view. Great view of the huge lake. With a Golden Passport the $22/day reduces to $11, a real bargain. There is also a Tailwater section below the dam with 62 more level sites. We camped at Douglas Dam Headwater - TVA in a Motorhome.

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