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Douglas Dam, Dandridge

Categories: Dams, Nature & Parks
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4.4/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web
Douglas Dam is a hydroelectric dam on the French Broad River in Sevier County, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States. The dam is operated by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), which built the dam in record time in the early 1940s to meet emergency energy demands at the height of World War II. Douglas Dam is a straight reinforced concrete gravity-type dam 1705 feet (520 m) long and 202 feet (62 m) high, impounding the 28420acre Douglas Lake. The dam was named for Douglas Bluff, a cliff overlooking the dam site prior to construction.Location and accessThe French Broad River winds its way westward from the Appalachian Mountains, gaining considerable strength after absorbing the Pigeon River and Nolichucky River near Newport before eventually joining with the Holston River at Knoxville to form the Tennessee River. Douglas Dam is located 32mi above the mouth of the French Broad. The area is a geological border between the Foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains (which rise to the south) and the Appalachian Ridge-and-Valley range. The reservoir includes parts of Sevier, Jefferson, Hamblen, and Cocke counties.
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  • looks like a nice place for family adventures. Well kept areas. Very scenic. Interesting at best. Did not see any critters. 
  • The dam was great to see. It hard to realize how tall it actually is. Would have really liked to see some of the area above and below the dam a little closer. Would also have been interesting to see t...  read more »
  • Great visit , nice RV camp sites , water, elect and dump station . The park is on the river with a great view. Enjoyed the stay and day trips to the surrounding small towns 
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