A rural and primitive campground, Douglas Shores Campground is in a beautiful mountainous region of East Tennessee. There are plenty of recreational opportunities nearby, including rafting, Dollywood, golfing, water sports, swimming, fishing, whitewater rafting, skiing and more.
There are many opportunities for hiking, such as Stone Mountain Trail. A popular area visited by locals and visitors is Rankin Bottoms, which is nearby. It includes a wildlife viewing area and bird watching. A popular local trail is Messer Trail. The campground also is a short drive from Panther Creek State Park.
Because Douglas Shores is a primitive campground designed to allow people to escape into nature, it does have few amenities. The campground is only 27 miles from the Gatlinburg entrance of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is 53 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville, NC. The campground is located near an old bridge and a loading chute used by the railroad on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Rankin community in which the campground is located in an area known for wildlife such as deer, grouse, ospreys, bald eagles, geese, ducks, groundhogs, squirrels, chipmunks and more. The campground has a Newport address, located between Hill Road and Rankin Hill Road. It is within about 5 miles of White Pine. Because of its remote location, no phone number is available. However, the primary GPS coordinates are latitude 36.0659284 and longitude -83.2362741.