Douglas Lake – Appalachian Trail

Date: May 17, 2018
Location: Douglas Lake – Tennessee
Writer: Scott A Walker

Had a beautiful drive from Asheville North Carolina through the Great Smoky Mountains to Dandridge, Tennessee just outside of Pigeon Forge. We are staying at Anchors Down RV Resort on Lake Douglas and it is absolutely gorgeous. We have stayed at so many beautiful places that it is hard to call this the best but…The lake is at the base of the Great Smoky Mountains and there all stunning views from the RV site.


Had an opportunity to walk a portion of the Famous Appalachian Trail. I was inspired to walk a portion of the trail after i read the book “AWOL ON THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL” The book is the true story of a guy who quit his job and walked the trail. The trail is 2,200 miles long and runs from Georgia to Maine. It takes average of 6 months to complete.

After the hike we drove back through the Smoky Mountains and enjoyed a walk with Lucy and had a great home cooked lunch and then settled into our outdoor chairs and enjoyed the views from our site. The only downside was these little bugs have been eating Missy alive. She has red bumps all over her arms. Bug spray does not seem to work. Lucky me they didn’t bite me at all.

We are off to Nashville and some great country music…

Restaurants, Cigar Shops, and RV Park Reviews

Restaurant: Cancun – Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Rating: 3 Stars
Review: Pretty good shrimp quesadilla and taquitos.

Cigar Shop: Thomas Tavern – Dandridge, Tennessee
Rating: 4 Stars
Review: Cool shop. Old fellow was running out of his house in Dandridge. Nice old house. Kind of unusual walking into someone’s house uninvited and no one was around. But after a minutes of saying hello the old fellow appeared an took me to a small room full of cigars.

RV Park: Anchors Down RV Resort – Dandridge, Tennessee
Rating: 4 Stars
Review: This is probably the nicest park we have visited. Beautiful lake and all the amenities. The view from the rv site is stunning. Could really get use to living on this lake.


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