Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) operates about 100 public recreation areas across their region. These recreation areas include campgrounds, boat ramps and day-use areas. Douglas Dam Headwater Campground is one of TVA’s public recreation areas.
A self-serve camping facility, the campground has 65 campsites. Sixty-one of those sites have water and electric hookup while two are handicap accessible sites. Amenities include a bathhouse with heated showers and flush toilets and a dumping station.
Campers have access to a boat ramp, walking trail, swimming beach, wildlife viewing area and bird watching. The campground is near Trotter Bluff Small Wildlife Area, which has walking trails that span through 30 acres of hardwood forest with limestone sinkholes. It offers great opportunities for photography with vistas of Douglas Dam and its tailwaters. It is also a great area for wildflower enthusiasts.
Amenities of Douglas Lake Headwater Campground:
- Restrooms with showers
- Walking trails
- Swim Beach
- Campsites with water and electric
- Boat ramp
- Picnic tables
- Lake views
- Tent campsites
- RV campsites
Of course, the campsite’s proximity to the lake makes it a great location for those who enjoy fishing or watersports. It is an excellent location for boating, waterskiing and jet skiing.
Campsites at the campground are very affordable. Sites with water and/or electric hookups are $20 while sites with water, sewer service and electric service are $24 each. Sites without hookups are $16 per night. The campsites are available on a first-come first serve basis.
The campground is located at:
1680 Boat Launch Road
For information call (800) 882-5263.
Note: All fees are subject to change. Please check with the campground directly for all official pricing.