Day Use Fees
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Dale Hollow Lake charges a day use fee at selected recreation areas: Pleasant Grove Day Use, Lillydale Day Use, and Obey River Day Use. Pleasant Grove offers a launching ramp, bathroom, picnic sites, picnic shelter and lake access. Lillydale and Obey River offer sand swimming beaches, playgrounds, launching ramps, bathrooms, picnic sites and picnic shelters. The fees are $5.00 per vehicle per day. Current America the Beautiful (ATB) Interagency Passport holders will receive free entry with a valid and properly displayed pass. A photo id to verify may be required. ATB Interagency passes as listed below are accepted. A paid camping permit from a Corps operated campground will entitle the holder to use any designated day use facility without paying the day user fee on the day for which the camping permit is valid.
Annual Day Use Passes
Day Use Annual Passes are available for sale all year at the Dale Hollow Lake Resource Manager's Office and at Dale Hollow Damsite, Lillydale, Obey River and Willow Grove campgrounds during their open season. Annual Passes cost $40.00. The Annual Pass is good at all similar day use facilities nationwide at any Corps project charging a day use fee.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will honor the America the Beautiful Interagency suite of passes for free day use entry if pass is valid and properly displayed. These passes include: The America the Beautiful Senior Pass Lifetime, Senior Pass Annual, Access Pass, Interagency Annual Pass, Volunteer Pass, Annual Military Pass and Every Kid in a Park Pass. Valid bearers of these passes will not need the Corps Annual Day Use Pass as these listed will provide free day use entry at participating Federal sites. These passes may not be valid for other types of fees. Not all Federal recreation agencies participate in this program; check with the facility before your arrival.
Customers may purchase a digital day use ($5) or annual ($40) pass online in advance of arrival at www.Recreation.gov. The public can get the Dale Hollow Damsite Corps Pass by clicking here or Obey River Park Day Use by clicking here. Annual digital receipts can be exchanged for the plastic hangtag. For more information or to inquire how to receive the annual pass through the postal mail please contact the Resource Manager’s Office at 931-243-3136.
America the Beautiful Senior and Access Passes
The Interagency Senior Pass is an affordable, lifetime or annual pass available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are 62 years of age. In addition to covering entrance and standard amenity fees (day use fee) at recreation areas managed by six Federal agencies, the Senior Pass may provide a discount on some expanded amenity fees such as camping, and guided tours. The Interagency Senior Pass replaced the Golden Age Passport which will continue to be honored for the lifetime of the Pass owner. The cost is $80.00 for the Lifetime Pass and $20 for the Annual Senior Pass. When using the card, expect to display the card and photo ID. The senior passes are sold at campgrounds and the Resource Manager’s Office (931-243-3136) during office hours.
The Interagency Access Pass is a free, lifetime pass that is available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents that have been medically determined to have a permanent disability. The Interagency Access Pass covers entrance or standard amenity fees (day use fee) at sites managed by six Federal agencies. It also provides the pass owner a discount on some expanded amenity fees such as camping. The pass replaced the Golden Access Passport which will continue to be honored for lifetime of the pass owner. An applicant must present documentation of permanent disability. The Access pass is honored at Dale Hollow Lake facilities but is not issued from these offices.
For more information regarding purchase of an America the Beautiful Interagency Senior or Access Pass, please visit the USGS Website or contact 1-888-ASK-USGS and press 1 (888-275-8747, option 1).
Interagency Annual Pass
The Interagency Annual Pass provides a convenient and affordable way to visit numerous recreation areas managed by six Federal agencies. The cost is $80.00. It is valid for one year from the month of purchase. These passes are honored at participating day use areas on Dale Hollow and sold at the Resource Manager's Office and our major campgrounds.
Annual Pass for Military
The Annual Pass for Military is a free pass for current U.S. military personnel and their dependents with proper identification. The cost is free. Current U.S. Military personnel and their dependents with proper military identification qualify for this benefit. The DoD has identified the 2 forms of ID (CAC card and Form 1173) as the only way to determine if someone qualifies for this benefit. The Annual Pass for the Military is honored at Corps day use areas charging fees on Dale Hollow Lake. They are also issued at the Resource Manager's Office and our major campgrounds. This pass is for day use areas only, it does not qualify for camping discounts. Valid and non-valid uses are listed on the reverse of the card.
Every Kid Outdoors Program and 4th Grade Pass
The Every Kid Outdoors Program and 4th Grade Pass is free for U.S. 4th grade students and covers entrance and standard amenity fees (day use fee). The pass is obtained by the student exchanging an Every Kid Outdoors voucher for the pass. This pass is valid for 12 months beginning September of the year that the student begins 4th grade. More information can be found at the Every Kid Outdoors website. The Every Kid Outdoors Pass is honored at Corps day use areas charging fees on Dale Hollow Lake. They are also issued at the Resource Manager's Office and our major campgrounds.