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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

Volunteers needed for National Public Lands Day Sept. 29
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The staff of Dale Hollow Lake is enlisting the support of volunteers for the annual National Public Lands Day Shoreline Cleanup on Sept. 29th.  

A shoreline cleanup is planned from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday Sept. 29. The check-in stations are at Pleasant Grove Recreation Area and Lillydale Recreation Area on Dale Hollow. Free trash bags and gloves will be provided at each location. Volunteers are needed to help remove litter off of the lake’s 620 miles of shoreline and 25,000 surface acres of water.  There is no need to pre-register.

For more information contact the Resource Manager’s Office at (931) 243-3136 Monday to Friday 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, Central Standard Time.  Follow Dale Hollow Lake on Facebook for the latest updates at http://www.facebook.com/dalehollowlake.

Corps of Engineers Year 2019 Annual Day Use Passes Available
Tuesday, January 09, 2018

The Corps of Engineers Annual Day Use Passes for the expiration year of 2019 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
Monday, March 06, 2017

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 Dam Powerplant Tours
Tuesday, March 20, 2018

In celebration of the 75th Anniversary of Dale Hollow Dam on the Obey River, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District invites the public for a free tour of Dale Hollow Dam Hydropower Plant in Celina, Tenn.

Tours for eighth grade students and above is Thursday, May 3, 2018 and Thursday, May 17.  Teachers may contact 931-243-3135 for information and to make reservations for student tours.  Free tours for the general public are Saturday, June 16; Saturday, June 30; Saturday, Sept. 15; Saturday, Sept. 29; and Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. Tours of the facility are limited to 25 persons and each tour begins at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and 12 a.m. Central Time. Pre-registration is required for all tour guests (including minors).  The deadline to register is Friday, one week prior to each tour date. Personal information collected during sign-up is used for security background checks.

Sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080948a4a92eaafa7-dale


Dale Hollow Lake News

Nashville District celebrates its history, commits to future workforce readiness
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 18, 2018) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District celebrated its storied history and significant milestones of service to the region today at the 130th Anniversary Ball. Officials also committed to future workforce readiness, praising the past and present commitment of its employees, the organization’s greatest resource.
Published: 8/18/2018
Powell named Nashville District Employee of the Month for June 2018
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 9, 2018) – Janelle Powell, Resource Management Branch budget analyst, is the Nashville District Employee of the Month for June 2018.
Published: 8/9/2018
Corps employees take the helm to improve motor boating skills
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June, 23, 2018 – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District employees attended a four-day Motorboat Operator’s Course and water safety refresher class participants came from Cordell Hull, Center Hill, Old Hickory, Cheatham, Lake Cumberland, Laurel, and J. Percy lakes at the J. Percy Lake shop conference room.
Published: 6/25/2018
Sexton named Nashville District Employee of the Month for April 2018
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 13, 2018) – Dana Sexton, planner and project manager, in the Planning Branch, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employee for the month April 2018.
Published: 6/13/2018
Country Music Artist Dixie Jade reminds their fans to wear their life jackets and be safe on the water.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 24, 2018) – NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 24, 2018) – Country Music Artist Dixie Jade reminds their fans to wear their life jackets and be safe on the water.
Published: 5/25/2018

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