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

National Public Lands Day-Shoreline Cleanup

The annual Dale Hollow Lake Shoreline Cleanup will take place on Saturday, September 28th 2019 at multiple locations around the lake. USACE staff will be stationed at both Lillydale Recreation Area and Pleasant Grove Recreation Area and will be supplying trash bags, gloves and directing volunteers to areas with large amounts of trash to be picked up. The event will start at 8AM cst and end at 12PM cst. All volunteers should wear the proper clothing and footwear to walk the rugged shoreline of the lake. Any questions can be made by contacting the Dale Hollow Lake Resource Manager's Office at 931-243-3136.


Fall Harvest & “Hollow-Ween” Events

Enjoy the fall with festive, fun events to include contests, trick-or-treating, and more!  For campers and their registered guests at these locations & dates:

Obey River Campground – Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019

Dale Hollow Dam Campground – Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019

Additional details will be posted to Dale Hollow Lake's Facebook page.


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


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

Halliburton named Nashville District Employee of the Month for July 2019
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept, 12, 2019) – Mitchell Halliburton, a Maintenance mechanic, at the Center Hill Lake Resource Manager's Office is the Nashville District Employee July2019....
Park rangers emphasize ‘water safety’ at Wilderness Day Camp
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 26, 2019) – Park rangers at Dale Hollow Lake recently teamed up with partner agencies to emphasize the importance of water safety with youngsters attending the Seventh Annual...
Leftwich named employee of the Month for May 2019
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (JULY. 15, 2019) – Matt Leftwich, project facilities manager at Dale Hollow Lake, Operations Division in Celina, Tenn., is the Nashville District Employee of the Month for May 2019....
Avichal becomes 66th commander of Nashville District
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 28, 2019) – Lt. Col. Sonny B. Avichal took command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District today during a change of command ceremony at the Tennessee National...
Jackson named Nashville District Employee of the Month for April 2019
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 31, 2019) – Aishia Jackson, contract specialist in the Contracting Division, is the Nashville District Employee of the Month for April 2019. ...

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