US Army Corps of Engineers
Nashville District

Dale Hollow Lake

Dale Hollow Dam

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

Public workshops for Dale Hollow Lake’s Master Plan Revision scheduled

Celina TN. (May 3, 2019) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Nashville District, Dale Hollow  Lake is holding public workshops on June 6th to gain comments on the lake’s Master Plan Revision. The public is invited to the Livingston Community Center on June 6th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to discuss the revision to the Master Plan.  Staff will also be available to discuss changes and receive comments to the Master Plan during daytime hours on June 6th at the Resource Managers office in Celina, TN.

The purpose of this workshop and open house is to provide the public with an opportunity to comment on the proposed improvements to the current 1976 Master Plan. An associated draft Environmental Assessment (EA) will also be available for review and comment and have a concurrent public comment period.

Resource Manager Steven Beason said that this gives the public an opportunity to review the elements that make up the Master Plan and provide comments. There will be no formal presentation so the interested parties can stop by any time.

A link to the draft copy of the revised Master Plan can be viewed prior to the public events by visiting and will also be available for review the day of the public workshops.  

You may also request a copy of the documents by emailing a request to Written comments and requests will be accepted at the workshop, open house, emailed to or mailed to the Dale Hollow Lake Resource Manager’s Office at 540 Dale Hollow Dam Road, Celina, TN 38551.  All comments and requests must be received by the Resource Manager’s Office no later than Sunday, July 7, 2019 to be considered.

The Livingston Chamber of commerce is located at 222 E. Main Street Livingston TN 38570 and the Dale Hollow Lake Resource Manager’s Office is located at 540 Dale Hollow Dam Road, Celina, TN 38551.

For any questions pertaining to the public workshop or the Master Plan Revision, please call the Dale Hollow Lake Resource Manager’s Office at (931) 243-3136.

The public can obtain news, updates and information from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Dale Hollow Lake on the Lake’s website at, or on Facebook at


Corps of Engineers Year 2020 Annual Day Use Passes Available

The Corps of Engineers Annual Day Use Passes for the expiration year of 2020 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 $40.  Annual passes can be purchased beginning now at the Resource Manager's Office in Celina, TN from 7:30am to 3:30pm Central Standard Time. 

During the recreation season, passes can be purchased at the following locations during regular business hours:  Dale Hollow Dam Campground 931-243-3554; Lillydale Campground 931-823-4155; Pleasant Grove Day Use Area 931-243-3555; Obey River Day Use & Campground 931-864-6209/931-864-6388; and Willow Grove Campground 931-823-4285.  

Passes may also be purchased by mail order form.  For more information, or to request a mail order form contact the Resource Manager’s Office at (931) 243-3136.



Nashville District announces new firewood policy

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 6, 2017) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces a new firewood policy is now in effect, and seeks the public’s cooperation to prevent the spread of forest insects and disease at campgrounds in the Cumberland River Basin. 


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Dale Hollow Lake News

Navarro named Nashville District Employee of the Month for March 2019
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 1, 2019) – Luke Navarro, a Natural Resource Specialist (Park Ranger) Pathways student, at the Cordell Hull Lake Resource Manager's Office is the Nashville District Employee March...
Korthals named Nashville District Employee of the Month for February 2019
3/28/2019 UPDATED
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 26, 2019) – Kate Korthals, engineering and computer aided drafting technician in the Soils and Dam Safety Branch in the Engineering and Construction Division, is the U.S. Army...
Music City mayor notes fascination of Old Hickory Dam in operation
OLD HICKORY, Tenn. (Mar. 15, 2019) – The mayor of Music City visited Old HickoryDam today to see the power plant, navigation lock, and water releases, and noted how fascinating it is to see it in...
Keenum named Nashville District Employee of the Month for January 2019
3/13/2019 UPDATED
NASHVILLE, Tenn. March 11, 2019.) – Daniel Keenum, a Lock and Dam operator at the Wilson Lock, is the Nashville District Employee of the Month for January 2019. ...
Regulatory Branch sets pace with first quarterly Nashville Fitness award
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 21, 2019) – Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. U.S. Army Corps of Engineer Nashville District employees by earned top...

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