Douglas Lake
Douglas Lake
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1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
No catfish. Well, there was 1 catfish in the entire lake and I caught him. He has green eyes, a spotted belly and tons of attitude. His name is Dave and he’s 11” long and growing. I felt bad for other fishermen so I threw him back. We fished here a whole week for catfish and walked away humiliated. The lake is heavily commercially fished specifically for catfish to supply the local restaurants. It’s a beautiful lake so if you enjoy water sports or just cruising the lake, you’ll love it. Just leave your deep fryer and batter mix at home. If you’re looking for catfish try lake Barkley, lake Cumberland or your neighbors pond, you’ll have better luck.
Written 29 July 2023
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Ruth D
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
We rented a pontoon for the day and took it out on this beautiful lake. You will not be disappointed! Beautiful lake and surroundings. So clear and clean
Written 27 July 2023
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Karen N
Spring Grove, IL34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
A day of fabulous fun. Truly outstanding boat rental company. Outstanding boat, engine, clean, easy check in and out. Kids work hard for this company. We had 6 couples on board and everyone was truly impressed. Highly recommend this activity.
Written 16 June 2023
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Ashley D
Michigan126 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Lake was calm and clear! Mountains lined most sides and rocks the other, great to hike and/or just enjoy the scenery.
Written 9 November 2022
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gram777
New Jersey434 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Beautiful lake, a must see when visiting the area! Don't miss the Dam, it's a sight to see! Great for couples and/or families.
Written 8 September 2022
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mathstud
Mulberry, FL547 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Solo
The lake is gorgeous. I recommend going to French Broad Baptist Church. It is situated on the lake and has a great view. This church is located the Battle if Hays Ferry. The church appears to be a historic building as well.
Written 21 July 2022
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Anthony
Leicester, NC474 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Friends
Rented a pontoon boat and tooled around the lake for the morning with friends,enjoyed great views and nice homes on the water front.Stopped for a quiet lunch and a slow ride back.Lake was not crowded or rowdy.Boat was clean and well maintained.
Written 25 June 2022
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HEATHER L
Oswego, NY42 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Couples
We stopped there beautiful lake unfortunately it is polluted cant eat fish because we looked it up on DEC site and stated this okay for catch and
release fishermen only can eat 1 a week
It was a nice place to just relax. Disappointed with people camping 🏕there in one area as the lake is 60 miles long so much trash not good for the bears and wildlife Hopefully the right authorities will take care of this problem
Written 22 September 2021
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Julie1974rn
Cleveland, OH13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
Our family of 9 rented a pontoon boat and tube from Douglas Lake Marina. Excellent price and very helpful staff. The lake is clean and was warm and has a great view of the mountains
Written 12 August 2021
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JoAnn T
Zephyrhills, FL16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
My brother, his wife, and my tween boy rented a pontoon boat and toured the lake. We did a little fishing with no luck. We rented from a place on Douglas lake that had only new pontoon boats, and we had the most relaxing time! It poured rain in the early AM, so we nearly did not go, but so glad we did. By they time we arrived later in the morning, the sun was shining and it turned out to be a beautiful day. We were SO glad we only rented the boat for 1/2 a day which was plenty of time, an entire day would have been too much for us. Be aware, there is NO place to dock and use a bathroom, not even the pontoon rental places. There are many "fingers" to this lake, so we explored most of them. Because of the early rain, we had a lot less traffic on the lake. Most of the boats did not arrive until the afternoon. The floating dock was not very fun to cross to get to the boat rental. If I were elderly, or very young, it may have proved to be difficult. Would highly recommend a portable stroller for young children. There are no hand rails, nothing, but a floating dock that is relatively narrow, and if it is windy at all that dock moves a LOT. difficult to keep your balance, unless you look ahead and not down. They should definitely consider putting in a dock with hand rails.
Written 25 March 2021
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