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Welcome to Dale Hollow Lake

The Nashville District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers welcomes you to Dale Hollow Lake. Dale Hollow is a vacation destination that borders the Tennessee-Kentucky state line and each year the lake provides recreational opportunities to millions of visitors. Surrounded by a thick expanse of forest, the clear blue lake creates a stunning scenic backdrop for a variety of water and land recreational activities.  The temperate climate and relatively long recreation season, allows visitors to have many opportunities to fish, hunt, camp, picnic, boat, canoe, hike, scuba dive, ride horseback, and enjoy the great outdoors.

Dale Hollow Lake belongs to you.  Treat your lake and surrounding area with respect by keeping it clean and attractive.  Enjoy yourself, practice water safety, and have a safe visit.  Return often!

Dale Hollow Lake Announcements

Dale Hollow Dam Campground Accepting Fall 2014 Reservations
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Dale Hollow Dam Campground will remain open for camping through October 27th.  The pending reservation closures were released today.  Reservations can now be made through the night of October 26th.  Spread the good news! 
Primitive Camping Enhanced Reservations Begin Oct. 1, 2013
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Beginning Oct. 1, 2013 reservations for primitive camping sites on Dale Hollow Lake will be taken by the National Recreation Reservation Service (NRRS) via their toll free number at 1-877-444-6777 or online at In order to compensate the reservation contractor for this service, a minimal fee of $3 per night will be assessed to cover the costs associated with participation in the NRRS. The new user fees will begin to be charged beginning Oct. 1, 2013. Prior to Oct. 1, please continue to contact the Resource Manager's Office at 931-243-3136. read more ...
Corps of Engineers Year 2015 Annual Day Use Passes Available
Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Corps of Engineers Annual Day Use Passes for the expiration year of 2015 are now available for purchase. The pass permits the holder to use Corps of Engineers boat launching ramps and swim beaches at day use recreation fee areas.  Each pass is valid one year from the date of purchase and costs $30.  Passes can be purchased in person at the Dale Hollow Lake Resource Manager’s Office, 540 Dale Hollow Dam Rd, Celina, Tennessee, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday.  Passes may also be purchased by mail order form found under the PASSES section of this website.  For more information contact the Resource Manager’s Office at (931) 243-3136.



Dale Hollow Lake News

Kaiser assumes command of Great Lakes and Ohio River Division
CINCINNATI (Sept. 26, 2014) – Brig. Gen. Richard G. Kaiser assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Great Lakes and Ohio River Division during a ceremony here today.
Published: 9/26/2014
Tennessee formalizes Silver Jackets Program with charter signing
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 23, 2014) – Federal, state and local agencies formalized an official partnership to promote flood risk reduction today by signing the Tennessee Silver Jackets Charter during a ceremony at Metro Nashville’s Development Services Center.
Published: 9/23/2014
Nashville District showcasing historical maps from 1800s
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 16, 2014) – An 1874 military map of Middle Tennessee and 1888 map of Muscle Shoals were recently restored and replicas of them are now being showcased in the Barlow Conference Room located at the headquarters of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District.
Published: 9/16/2014
Frye named Nashville District Employee of the Month for July 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 8, 2014) - Ryan Frye, a hydropower maintenance engineer at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s Operations Division, is the Employee of the Month for July 2014.
Published: 9/11/2014
Coast Guard wants boaters to be safe before leaving the dock
Before casting off from the dock, U.S. Coast Guard officials want boaters to be cautious and prepared to make the cruise more enjoyable and to reduce the risk of incidents on the water.
Published: 9/10/2014

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