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Tennessee State Hwy 338, Dandridge, TN
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All reviews bird watching upper area bald eagles the river beautiful view of the lake worth a stop take pictures tva picnic campground fishing birds benches viewing
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you get a chance, stop down at the bottom of the damn so you can see the Great Blue Heron and Night Heron. There are also lots of turkey vultures and an Eagle or two.

Thank Debbie01501
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been here many times. We picnic here, walk around the dam. Beautiful view from the top. Sit by the dam and watch the birds by the water. If you're lucky, the dam will open to let the water out. Cool site to see. There's a...More

1  Thank tipijo
Reviewed September 10, 2018

Very scenic drive to this TVA Dam. Especially interesting for children. Can be viewed both from scenic overlook and at base.

1  Thank Lydia J
Reviewed September 3, 2018

The view from the overlook is peaceful and shows the lake and mountains of the area. My favorite reason to go is the abundance of birds that are near the tail water side of the dam. Heron and Egret nest along the river and feed...More

Thank TennesseeTony
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

We crossed the dam a couple of times providing us great views of both the lake and the river on the other side. The dam itself, though historical as part of the TVA, doesn’t have any outstanding features other than the view and the history.

Thank Oakbug
Reviewed July 12, 2018

Stopped here on a whim this visit to the Smokies. We got off the Deep Springs exit on I-40 and followed the signs for the Dam. It was probably about a 15 minute drive from the interstate. Once there we decided to check out the...More

Thank daisyferret1
Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

We love coming here! People are great and the fishing is some of the best. We love it so much we bought a camper here close to the lake. The sunsets are breath taking!!! Plenty of really interesting history here in Dandridge if you are...More

Thank Melissa L
Reviewed June 30, 2018

We go to Douglas Dam frequently. We love to watch the birds and the water. They have an upper parking area where they have picnic tables and beautiful views of the waterways. There are bathroom facilities at the upper viewing area. We have seen turkeys,...More

Thank Nancy Y
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

wonderful place to walk around or just sit and take in nature area is very clean and the water is clear and relaxing to look at there is a trail to walk around so you can exercise as well as relax

Thank Brandymap
Reviewed June 16, 2018

When I took the exit to get gas..I saw a sign for the dam. I inquired at the gas station if it was close by. I didn't want to venture to far off course and the clerk said it was about 3 miles away..so I...More

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May 6, 2016|
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Response from Cindy V | Reviewed this property |
Douglas Dam Overlook has a very nice picnic area and beautiful views (restrooms are a plus too) ! You may even spot the Eagles :) If you drive down to the dam, they have benches where you can take in the beauty up-close... More
October 31, 2015|
Response from traci830 | Reviewed this property |
We did see people fishing. There's a parking lot and a nice shore, with grassy area and sidewalks, as well as some picnic tables.