Jefferson County Vacation • Experience True Tennessee - Find Out More: Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains next to Cherokee & Douglas Lakes. The county is rich in history & atmosphere.

Fishing and Bass Tournaments on the Lakeside Of The Smokies

On the south end of the county, Douglas Lake weaves through the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and offers 513 miles of shoreline in all. Fed by the French Broad and Nolichucky Rivers, Douglas Lake offers abundant opportunities for fishing and boating year round.

Named for the Native American tribe who once inhabited the area, Cherokee Lake is surrounded by farmlands, rolling hills and to the northwest, the Clinch Mountain Range. Cherokee Lake beckons water enthusiasts to its 30,000 acre playground. Its peaceful surroundings make its shore ideal for Rving.

Guided Fishing Trips

Enjoy year-round guided fishing trips with professional and licensed guides with over 25 years of experience on Cherokee and Douglas lakes. Rods, reels, bait & tackle furnished, or bring your own equipment. You will receive the personalized instruction and attention needed to make your trip a success. Bring your valid fishing license and do not forget your camera, so you can capture the memories of your big catch and the beautiful scenery of East Tennessee. Find fishing guides...

Fishing Tournaments

The lakes in Jefferson County, TN play host to many local, state, and national amateur and pro Bass angling tournaments. See if there's an upcoming fishing tournament and determine if you're eligible to enter by reviewing our fishing tournament page.

Boat Ramps

Every good fisherman needs a place to drop his boat in the water! Check out our guide to Boat Ramps, Marinas, Launches, and Slips that provides you with all the best spots in Jefferson County and how to get to them.

Fishing Douglas Lake

Helpful Fishing links for Jefferson County, TN.
Lake Levels

Jefferson County Recreation Inventory

Monthly Fishing Calendar


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Jefferson County Wins Bassmaster 100 Best Bass Lakes Award 2013

Best Bass Lakes