Group Picnic Shelters

Group Picnic Shelters

Picnic shelters are an ideal way to celebrate a day at the lake with family or friends.  Advanced shelter reservations, including those for facilities at Dale Hollow Lake, can be made by calling toll free at 1-877-444-6777 or at   Shelters when not reserved are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.


 Recreation Area  Approximate Season  Fee Range  Electric
 Day Use Fee Charge
 Pleasant Grove  Early May - Mid Sept.


 Max People: 50

 No  Yes-$5 per vehicle

 Dale Hollow Damsite

 Early April - Late Oct.


 Max People: 250     

Yes No


 Late April - Mid Sept. 

Max People: 100


 Yes Yes-$5 per vehicle

 Obey River (L1)


 Mid April - Late Oct.


 Max People: 150

 Yes  Yes-$5 per vehicle

 Obey River (S2)


 Mid April - Late Oct.  $50

 Max People: 50

 No  Yes-$5 per vehicle
Willow Grove   Mid May - Labor Day


 Max People: 200

 Yes No





Pleasant Grove Shelter:

Pleasant Grove Recreation Area is located on a peninsula of the pristine Dale Hollow Lake, 2 miles North of Celina, TN. The area offers picnicking and a boat launch.  A picnic shelter is available for reservation. Amenities at the shelter include pedestal grill, barbecue pit, and water. Electric is not available. Mainland Day Use Area Open Year Round. Island portion of the area is closed, No Camping. Day Use Fee Charged.


Donaldson Park Shelter (Large & Small):

Donaldson Park is  leased to the City of Celina.  For park and shelter information call 931-243-2115.  Donaldson Park is located within the city limits of Celina, TN adjacent to the Obey River Tailwater.  Amenities include two picnic shelters, boat launch, playground, walking/fitness trail, volleyball, basketball, and tennis courts.


Obey River Park Day Use (Large-L1 & Small-S2):

The Obey River Day Use area is located on beautiful Dale Hollow Lake about 3 miles south of Byrdstown, TN. The area offers a playground, two picnic shelters, a swimming beach, and a boat launch. Amenities at the large shelter include fireplace, pit grill, electric, and water. Amenities at the small shelter include pedestal grill-electric not available. Day Use Fee Charged.


Lillydale Day Use:

Lillydale Day Use Area is located on Dale Hollow Lake, 20 miles from Livingston, TN. The area offers picnic shelter, boat launch, playground, volleyball court, hiking trail, and swimming beach. A picnic shelter is available for reservation. Amenities at the shelter include fireplace, pit grill, and water. Electric is available. Day Use Fee Charged.


Dale Hollow Damsite Day Use:

The Dale Hollow Damsite Day Use is located just below Dale Hollow Dam on the Obey River Tailwater in Celina, TN. The area offers a picnic shelter, individual picnic tables, fishing pier, and playground. The Obey River is known for rainbow and brown trout fishing. Located in the vicinity is the Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery.  No Day Use Fee Charged.


Willow Grove Shelter:

Willow Grove Shelter is located near the mid-point of Dale Hollow Lake.   A public marina is nearby.  The shelter is located 20 miles from Livingston, TN and contains 5 picnic tables and 6 side benches. Other amenities include fireplace, pit grill, playground, volleyball, electric, water, and barrier free access.  Restrooms are located inside the campground and require a walk from the shelter.  No Day Use Fee Charged.


Most launching ramps are open and usable year round.  Day Use restrooms at Obey River, Lillydale, Pleasant Grove, Moody's Access and the Dale Hollow Dam Overlook will be open for use beginning April 1st each year.  They will close for the season the Friday before Halloween.  The restroom for Dale Hollow Dam Day Use will open along with the campground opening schedule.