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What are the activities at Douglas Lake ?

Hiking


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Why choose a trail at Douglas Lake?

Douglas Lake, also called Douglas Reservoir, is a reservoir created by an impoundment of the French Broad River in Eastern Tennessee. This lake is located only a few miles from the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area, and also the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. See also, Douglas Dam for more information. The Douglas Dam was built by the Tennessee Valley Authority at a record pace from February 2, 1942, through February 19, 1943, to provide hydroelectric power and to control flooding downstream in the Tennessee River Valley. Douglas Dam is located just over 32 miles (51 km) upstream from the French Broad River's confluence with the Holston River in Knoxville, to form the Tennessee River. The Douglas Lake reservoir inundates about a 40-mile (64 km) stretch of the French Broad River between the Douglas Dam and the Irish Bottoms area near Newport. Small portions of the Nolichucky and Pigeon rivers are also impounded by the lake. The resort town of Baneberry is located on the northern shores of the lake in Jefferson County. Dandridge, the county seat of Jefferson County, is located mostly on the northern shores with a small portion on the southern. Parts of downtown Dandridge are located below the lake's operating levels, and are protected by an earthen dam.

The Douglas Lake is a beautiful and serene place to visit in British Columbia. It's a great spot for fishing, camping, and hiking. The lake is surrounded by forested hills and is a great place to relax and take in the natural beauty of the area.



What are the services on site?

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Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule

From sunrise to sunset

Coordinates
50.166632 -120.217676

What are the coordinates and address of Douglas Lake?

Douglas Lake
Douglas Lake, BC V0E 1S0, Canada

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Starting Point

The Douglas Lake trails start at the Douglas Lake Recreation Site. To get there, take Highway 97 north from Kamloops to the junction with Highway 5A. Follow Highway 5A west for about 25 km to the recreation site.

Why visit Douglas Lake

The Douglas Lake in British Columbia is a great place to visit because it offers a wide variety of activities for people of all ages. Some of the activities that can be enjoyed at the Douglas Lake include fishing, swimming, boating, and camping. The Douglas Lake is also a great place to see wildlife, including deer, elk, and bears.

Is Douglas Lake in British Columbia a good place for the whole family?

There is no definitive answer to this question as Douglas Lake is a large and diverse body of water with many different areas that offer something different depending on what you are looking for. Generally speaking, however, Douglas Lake is a great place for the whole family to enjoy. There are plenty of activities to keep everyone busy, from fishing and boating to swimming and camping, and the scenery is simply beautiful.

Things not to be missed

The best activities near Douglas Lake in British Columbia are fishing, hiking, and camping.

1. Fishing - Douglas Lake is known for its excellent fishing for rainbow trout, kokanee salmon, and Dolly Varden. The lake is also stocked with largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and yellow perch.

2. Boating - Douglas Lake is a popular destination for boaters. The lake has a number of marinas where you can rent boats or launch your own.

3. Hiking - There are a number of excellent hiking trails in the area around Douglas Lake. Some of the best include the Eagle Creek Trail, the Kokanee Creek Trail, and the Hemlock Grove Trail.

4. Wildlife Viewing - Douglas Lake is home to a variety of wildlife, including deer, elk, bears, and eagles. There are a number of great spots near the lake where you can go to view wildlife.

Where to eat?

1. The Douglas Lake Resort - This resort has a restaurant on site that serves up some amazing dishes. The views from the restaurant are stunning and it is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a meal.

2. The Douglas Lake Ranch - This ranch offers a variety of dining options, including a steakhouse, a buffet, and a cafe. The ranch is also home to a bakery and a ice cream shop, so there is something for everyone to enjoy.

3. The Douglas Lake Cattle Company - This company offers a variety of dining options, including a steakhouse, a buffet, and a cafe. The ranch is also home to a bakery and a ice cream shop, so there is something for everyone to enjoy.




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Is the place are families friendly?

No

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No


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