Standard (Tent/RV)
RV Sites
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
About Anchor Down RV Resort

Anchor Down Campground has 170 sites and is on Douglas Lake in Dandridge, TN, with views of The Great Smoky Mountains.

Many amenities with some standouts being a basketball court, cable tv hookup, golf cart rental, playground, and a pool with a waterslide.

Fee Info
Back-in Site - $49/night Premium Back-In - $59/night Pull-Through Site - $59/night Signature Site - $69/night Buddy Site - $139/night
Reservation Info
-Site differences are based on location (besides the type - back-in, etc.) -Rates are individual Nightly Rates including up to 4 people, 1 RV, and 1 Vehicle -Per Site -Buddy Site rates are based on the two sites together (1 Back-In & 1 Pull-In Site) & include up to 8 people, 2 RVs, and 2 Vehicles for the Buddy Site - They are designed to have at least 1 Motorhome to be on the Pull-In site. You may use another type of camper on the pull-in site but be aware that whomever pulls in may not be able to get their vehicle out -Deposit is 25% of your total invoice -3 Night Minimum Stay on Holidays and Special Events -4 Night Minimum Stay on Sites # 139-175 at all times -Extra Person permit is $10.00 per Night - (Maximum of 6 people per site) -There is a visitor fee from May to September. -Extra Vehicle Permit is $3.50 per Night -Permit to use your own Golf Cart (Electric Only) is $5.00 per Night. Privately owned golf carts must have proof of proper liability insurance (minimum $50,000 coverage) and shown at check-in. -Golf Cart Rentals are $35 per Day from 9 am to 9 pm -Cornhole Board Rentals are $10 per Day from 9 am to 9 am -Boat Slip & Jet Ski Dock Rentals are $20 per Night from 10 am to 10 am the next morning -Life Jacket Rental is $8 per day until 9 pm -The pool is guaranteed to be open Memorial Day to Labor Day weekend
$49.00 - $139.00
Drive In
Walk In
Boat In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Trash Available
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RVs and Trailers
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Water Hookups
30 amp Hookups
50 amp Hookups
Pull-Through Sites
Max Length: 60 ft.
Anchor Down RV Resort is located in Tennessee
35.9733 N
-83.5193 W
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25 Reviews of Anchor Down RV Resort
Definitely going back!

We love staying here. It is so well done. Each site is clean and roomy with private fire pit. The premium sites have custom fireplaces and the views are gorgeous. I imagine it’s lots of fun in the summer with the lake and the private beach. People are so nice!!

Great views!

Lots to do here, don’t hesitate to rent a boat and enjoy Douglas lake. This place is very clean and the staff are amazing, doing whatever it takes to help you. Your 20 minutes from Pigeon Forge and all the amenities it provides.


The campground was beautiful and the staff was amazing. Best campground we have ever stayed at.

It’s nice

2nd time going with family and friends. It’s always a pleasant trip. All the amenities are nice. It’s a well deserved relaxed vacation away from working all the time. Stress free 😬👍

Best start to a road trip

Our first stop traveling cross country and it will be hard to beat! I know it’s called an RV resort but I didn’t think it would actually feel like a resort but it did. So beautiful and the dog exercise area was amazing. Should spend a few nights at least here.


A beautiful campground on the Lake with lots of stuff for kids. No trees for shade but the sites are good size. Beware they charge if over 4 people and if you take two Vehicles.

I can’t say enough about this place

This was the cleanest, well maintained, friendliest and most beautiful camp ground we have visited so far. The staff was great.

This is how "luxury" is done

I was googling places to go on our RV trip and stumbled upon Anchor Down on the old Google. As I looked around, I struggled to find a legitimate bad review. The pictures all looked great, so we decided to book. We secured site 53 for two nights (it was all that was available). 

Before arrival, I had called to change our site when I found our site open. The lady on the phone was super nice, and informative about the seasonal activities. The initial taste was good. 

When we arrived, we were met by a greeter, who took down our plate number and sent us in to check in. The whole process took just a few minutes, and we were on our way. The view does not really come into play until you come up over the hill after registration. Even with the water level down, Douglas Lake is a site to see. We wound around and EASILY backed into our site. The sites are all pretty large (way bigger than our 30' rental), paved and flat. The hookups are right where they should be, and they even include cable and wifi. We did not use either, but it is a great added value for the price. The view alone was worth a million dollars. The fireplace was another. 

We ordered several buckets of wood ($5 cash or $7.50 card…it is an outside vendor they buy from). They deliver it to your site within minutes in a bucket, and each bucket is more than a typical bundle. We also rented a golf cart for $35 a day. we found this to be essential to just get around for our family. 

The pool was great, and the waterslide was perfect for the kids. Later in the week and weekends, they have a food truck outside the pool area. We got some ice cream and enjoyed the great view. The resort has a playground, laundry, showers etc. The bath and shower houses are immaculate. The entire place is run with pride and a sense of service. We will come back in a heartbeat. 

While we loved our site, even if you are stuck with the very last site…take it. There is really no bad site in this place.

Great grounds, oddly felt like we were being watched the whole time.

Beautiful campground but very nitpicky on adding fees and you feel like they are always watching you. Nice pool, very hilly,, golf cart is a must. Nice place but could be ran better.


Clean, great lake access and actiities. Close to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.