Douglas Lake TN, also known as the Douglas Reservoir, is located at the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and it’s only a few short miles from the Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg areas as well as the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Once the "Moonshine Capital" of the world, Cosby, Tennessee offers the second largest campground and trailhead in the Great Smoky Mountains as well as a secluded entrance into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Cosby, Tennessee is also the site for the state’s oldest festival, the Cosby Ramp Festival.
Lake Ouachita, Hot Springs, Arkansas. This lake is nestled in the Ouachita National Forest and since no homes are allowed to be built on the lake it's quiet and clean and has over 1,000 miles of shoreline and over 200 deserted islands so you can easily find your own private beach paradise! This lake is a known wintering ground for Bald Eagles, too.