One very famous part of East Tennessee’s tourism and, naturally as an extension of, the Smoky Mountains that doesn’t get advertised as much in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Wears Valley or even much of Sevierville is one that many visitors should absolutely consider for their Smoky Mountain vacation: the awesome and expansive Douglas Lake north of Sevierville. Douglas Lake is a fairly short distance from the Smoky Mountains – about 30 minutes driving distance from Pigeon Forge or at the very least much less than a day-trip driving time away – and it serves as the closest thing we have to a beach here for hundreds of miles around.
And our favorite provider of water fun is H2O Sports. They have over 30 years of business longevity providing just about every kind of lake thrill you’d be interested in. From their website:
“We offer 35 pontoons and 15 wave-runners and new for 2018, Bentley tri-tune with a 150 hp engine. We also offer Jet Skis, Wave-runners and Sea Doos. We are one of the largest boat rental companies in the South. You can rest assured that between our customer service, boat valets, and a full line of Bentley pontoons as well as Yamaha wave-runners, you will have the best experience here at Smoky Mountain H2o Sports. We have jet skis for all skill levels from beginners to skilled riders. Our Waverunners, jet skis and Sea Doos are performance or luxury models.
If Jet Skiing or Sea Doos just aren’t your style, come enjoy a leisurely ride on a Bentley pontoon boat. Your pontoon becomes your island while your friends or family “Jet” to and from your location on Douglas Lake. Douglas Lake offers some of the best fishing in the area too, with several tournaments held throughout the year! Douglas Lake is a beautiful, quiet lake to explore and get away from the hustle and crowds.
• Great prices and a very easy rain policy.
• All of our pontoon boats have changing rooms.
• All of our boats come equipped with life jackets for all sizes and all safety equipment at no extra charge.
• We are located near Dollywood, Splash County, Ripley’s Attractions, Comedy Barn, Wonder Works, Jurassic Jungle Boat Ride, The Titanic, Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Show, Tangier Outlet Mall and lots of other attractions.
• We offer a great selection of Towables – including tubes, skis and knee board.
Planning a Smoky Mountain Family Reunion or Retreat?
Be sure to include a day of adventure at Douglas Lake.
We can also accommodate large groups and families.
Reservations are encouraged.
(Reservations for boats, jet skis are always recommended.)
Just drop in or call us at 423-608-0726 for a reservation.
Prices vary according to type of equipment and number of hours rented.
Be sure to be here at least 30 minutes prior to your reservation time for all reservation for check in and safety video.”
Visit their website and see more information on them at www.smokymountainh2osports.com.