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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 road closed for maintenance
Thursday, November 20, 2014

Dale Hollow Dam Road, which stretches across the dam, is closed to all traffic Dec. 1-31, 2014. Pedestrians and bicycle traffic are also not allowed across the Dam.  The closure provides for the safety of employees performing maintenance work on all the head gate hoist equipment.  Click here to view the news release regarding this closure.

2015 Eagle Watch Reservations Begin Monday November 17th.
Thursday, November 13, 2014

The next Dale Hollow Lake Eagle Watch is scheduled Jan. 17 and 24, 2015.  Eagle enthusiasts are transported by open barge in search of wintering bald eagles. The eagle watch tours are free, but advance reservations are required. Advance reservations will be accepted beginning on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014.  For more information, visit the Special Events tab of this website.  Reservations will be taken by phone only calling 931-243-3136 Monday thru Friday from 7:30 am until 4pm Central Standard Time.

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 ...

Dale Hollow Lake News

Corps of Engineers waives day use fees for vets on Veterans Day
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is waiving day use fees for veterans, active and reserve component service members, and their families at more than 2,200 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. This includes areas the Nashville District operates within the Cumberland River Basin.
Published: 11/7/2014
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

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