Planning a vacation at Douglas Lake is a great idea! If you have not stayed at Douglas Lake before, it may be the variation to your Smoky Mountain vacation you need! The lake provides a great deal of new entertainment on it’s own. Rent a boat or some jet skis and find a new “mountain activity.”
Sevierville is about 20 minutes from Douglas Lake, there are many dining and fun opportunities in Sevierville that are worth exploring. Pigeon Forge is about 30 or 40 minutes from Douglas Lake and Gatlinburg is more like 50-60 minutes from Douglas Lake, however, all are an easy travel for a day or two planned in the mountains, while still doing a lake vacation. It is seriously the marriage of both ideas for a perfect family vacation.