Douglas Headwater Campground

Douglas Headwater Campground is located in eastern Tennessee, on the estuary of the French Broad River into Douglas Lake. The campground is nestled on the shore, near the dam, and many campsites have lake views. This Sevierville campground is in proximity to some of Tennessee's best cities; Jefferson City is only about half an hour's drive north, and Knoxville is approximately half an hour's drive west.Douglas Headwater RV sites come with electric and water hookups, and some sites have sewer connections, too. Tent camping is also an option here. Campers will have access to a dump station, clean restrooms and showers, firewood, picnic tables, and cellular signal. Recreational facilities include playgrounds and a swimming beach, and water activities to enjoy here include swimming, kayaking, canoeing, and water skiing.The RV campground has two sections, divided by a boat ramp. The one-mile-long Trotter Bluff hiking trail starts near the entrance to the campground. While hiking, you can see wildlife, birds, and enjoy the beautiful forest. Sevier County Park is within walking distance of the campground. Here, you can have a picnic, go hiking, biking, or relaxing by the water. Some of the best attractions in Tennessee are close to the campground, like the Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Townsend.

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Camping with an RV

Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

How Outdoorsy Works


Find the perfect RV

Choose your location, dates, and send the owner a request to book.


Delivery or Pickup

Arrange a pick up time with the owner or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.

Let us help

Most owners have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.


Adventure awaits!

Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the owner on the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is only about 40 minutes' drive south of the campsites at Douglas Headwater Campground. This gorgeous natural park is one of the most visited in the United States, with over 11 million visitors annually. The Appalachian Trail passes through the middle of the park and offers stunning views along the way. While hiking in the park, you can visit Clingmans Dome, an observation tower, and the highest point in the park. There is a total of about 850 miles of trails in the park, where you can go hiking, biking, and horseback riding. Other popular activities here are fly fishing, hunting, wildlife watching, and camping.Seven Islands State Birding Park is located on the shore of the French Broad River, approximately 20 minutes' drive west of Douglas Headwater Campground. This is a popular bird-watching destination, with more than 190 species of birds residing within the park. Lakes, grassland, forest, and rolling hills make up the terrain, amidst beautiful views of the Great Smoky Mountains. Here you can enjoy hiking, walking, wildlife watching, and more. Kayaking and canoeing are popular pastimes here.Panther Creek State Park is located on the shore of the Cherokee Reservoir, about 40 minutes' drive north of the campground. This beautiful park offers several hiking trails. Point Lookout Trail is one of the most popular; it leads to the highest point in the park, from where you can enjoy a wonderful view of the lake and the mountains. There are many outdoor recreational activities you can enjoy here, including horseback riding, bicycling, camping, and so much more. The lake is great for swimming, paddling, and other water sports, like water skiing, fishing, and boating.

Exploring the City

Forbidden Caverns is one of the most popular attractions in Sevier County. This spectacular cavern is just one of over 8,000 caves and caverns in Tennessee. You will see sparkling formations, incredible towering natural chimneys, several grottos, and a crystal clear stream passing through the cavern. Go on a guided tour and learn about this beautiful place and its history while enjoying special light effects.Visit the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge while you're here. This incredible museum is the shape of the real Titanic ocean liner, but only half its size. You can see over 400 artifacts in 20 galleries. The museum is a realistic replica of the actual boat, and you can see the cabins, the dining room, meet the crew, and live for a day as a guest of this luxurious but doomed ship. When you enter, you will get a ticket with the name of a real passenger or crew member who sailed on the Titanic.If you love country music and iconic singer Dolly Parton, then you might want to visit her award-winning amusement park, also located in Pigeon Forge. At Dollywood, you can enjoy thrill rides, amazing shows, and beautiful dining venues. Shops, bars, and cafes are found around the park. Festivals and events are often held at Dollywood, including live music performances, food and wine festivals, and more.Book a motorhome rental in Sevier County, Tennessee, and settle into one of the campsites at Douglas Headwater Campground. Relax at your site, head out for some exciting outdoor adventures, or tour the vibrant surrounding cities. Eastern Tennessee has a lot to offer; start planning your next RV camping trip today.

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Trailers for all types of towing vehicles, including SUVs and pickups.

Folding Trailer

Trailers you can tow with passenger vehicles or SUVs. A great way to transform average cars into adventure cars.


Larger trailers that attach to towing vehicles with a gooseneck extension in the truck bed.

Toy Hauler

Living quarters in the front with dedicated space for hauling motorcycles or other “toys” in the back.

Utility Trailer

All other types of towable trailers.

All drivables

Class C

Popular with small families and first-time RV drivers who want a little more room than a van. Comparable to driving a truck.

Camper Van

The smallest and nimblest of fully enclosed RVs. Drives like a van. Loves posing for Instagram.

Class B

A formal-sounding name for camper van, but just as photogenic.

Class A

Drivers should be comfortable driving bus-sized vehicles and dealing with parking limitations. Great for delivery.

Truck Camper

If you can drive a truck, you can drive a truck camper. Makes roughing it significantly less rough.


All other types of drivable vehicles.


Questions about RVs?


What type of RV should I choose?


Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


Do the RVs have bathrooms?


Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


How does check-in work?


Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.