The summer heat in the Smoky Mountains can be hard to bear at times. You may have had your fill of hiking the Smokies and are ready to kick back and rest your sore legs. So, why not take the girls out for a fun day on Douglas Lake? Stop by Mountain Cove Marina to pick out a rental boat, cruise to The Point for some grub and float off into the wild blue yonder.
Rent a Pontoon Boat
Be the captain of your own destiny as you and the girls cruise the waters of Douglas Lake in a pontoon boat. Crank the Jimmy Buffett, break out the inner tubes and float your cares away or find a quiet cove and practice your paddleboarding technique.
Stop for Lunch at The Point
The Point is a wonderful lakeside restaurant with boat docking access. No need to drive! Simply float right up to the dock and glide into park. Hop off the boat and begin your short walk to the restaurant. Soon you’ll be set and ready to nibble a few appetizers on the misting patio.
Cast the Waters
Douglas Lake has several hidden and shady coves which make it the perfect location for fishing. The lake bottom creates a tangled nest of branches, grass, and natural debris leaving an ideal habitat for smallmouth and largemouth bass. Cast your lines and see how you girls do! Be kind and practice catch and release. Fishing licenses are available at multiple locations around town and are required.
Stick Around for the Sunset
The way the sun comes down to touch the waters of Douglas Lake is magical. The yellows and pinks seem to drip into the water and fan out to the horizon like a stroke of watercolor. You will see a mirrored image from the sky to the water. A Smoky Mountain sunset offers you little time and every second counts if you want to capture this picturesque Smoky Mountain beauty on your camera.
Think outside of the box and take the fun to the waters of Douglas Lake on your next Sevierville Girlfriends’ Getaway.. Memories are best made in the Smokies.