The Point has its own fully-stocked Marina to enjoy as well with boats, jet skis, shower bathrooms, clean water, fuel service and waste disposals, courtesy docking, a large picnic area and a big, beautiful lake to enjoy and a 7,500 sq. ft. restaurant at the top of the hill within walking distance.
A big lake offers a lot to a visitor, and that's why over 2,000,000 of them visit a year.
Dandridge offers some excellent restaurants up and down the area. You can find a worthy dish in any culinary establishment, for any range of foods offered, and if you take a look around you from your seat, you should be able to spot several people who eat there regularl
Our place is the very popular and classy Angelos at the Point. A large, 7,500 sq. ft. restaurant with a polished look that's appropriate for a higher class of dining (Wedding, Business, Reunion), but also great to walk in, as you are, for a casual meal and a beer and enjoy it out over the expansive porch overlooking the Lake (also a Tiki bar). You can expect those worthy dishes we were talking about earlier to consist of Steaks, Seafood, Chicken, Pasta and an extensive wine list. And if you're going to be there a while, you can take a little walk on the dock alongside the lake. Angelo's offers something for everyone, so take a look at www.myangelosrestaurant.com to see what it can offer you.
The Great Smoky Mountains and Sevier County
Douglas Dam is not only your gateway to Dandridge and Jefferson County, it's also your road to Sevier County, home of The Great Smoky Mountains, Dollywood, Dolly's Splash Country, Ober Gatlinburg and dozens of attractions.
A trip out to Pigeon Forge from Dandridge is about 30-40 minutes and a Gatlinburg trip is an additional 15 minutes; so if you're planning a trip out, it makes sense to make it a day trip and see as much as you can see out and about. Dollywood is a day trip in and of itself. There isn't an hour of operating time where a show or performance isn't going on, rides from gentle to genuinely thrilling, plenty of restaurants offering everything from home-cooked southern food to pizza and pasta and burgers and fries (plus veggies). It's built for people of all ages to enjoy. www.dollywood.com
Wonderworks is another great place to spend more than a few hours, even if you didn't bring any children! It's a huge museum setting, in the inverted white house on the parkway, where you get to do things that you thought were physically impossible (riding a bicycle upside down and psychic competition for example?) and watch the Forces of Nature bend and twist for your amusement. Easily worth an admission ticket. You can see more at www.wonderworkstn.com
Gatlinburg, which is another 15 minutes away, is at least a weekend (up to a week) of things to do as well. Consider that Gatlinburg is the gateway to the whole Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which means dozens of hiking trails and nature exhibits such as the Sugarlands Visitor Center on the way to Cherokee. Also consider www.gatlinburg-attractions.com which has listed all the many things there are to see and do in the great city.
Sevier County from Dandridge isn't just a great trip to do several times in a row, so enjoy a whole day out if you get the chance. You won't leave disappointed! (Heck, you might not leave at all! A lot of people who visit here end up living here at some point.) Enjoy your day out in the Smokies!