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Special Events

For detailed information and specific dates on Dale Hollow Lake special events contact the Resource Manager's Office at (931) 243-3136 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. CST.  Please note that the events listed on this page are not intended to be an all inclusive list. Contact the Resource Manager’s Office for further details.

Eagle Watch

Eagle at Dale Hollow LakeEagle Watch Barge

The next Dale Hollow Lake Eagle Watch is scheduled Jan. 15 and 22, 2021.  The Eagle Watch activities are held on the third and fourth Saturday of January.  Eagle enthusiasts are transported by open barge in search of wintering bald eagles. The eagle watch tours are free, but advance reservations are required. Advance reservations will be accepted beginning on Friday, Nov. 16, 2020. 

Click here for detailed reservation information.

Kids Fishing Rodeo

Dale Hollow Lake Fishing RodeoAnnual Kids’ Fishing Rodeo Postponed

Due to concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kids’ Fishing Rodeo scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 6 at the Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery has been postponed.   Every effort will be made to hold the event at a later date should conditions allow.  The public fishing area located below the hatchery will continue to be stocked with trout, as will the Obey River.  The hatchery public fishing area can continue to be accessed via the hatchery visitor parking lot which will also remain open.  The hatchery visitor center and public restrooms remain temporarily closed until further notice.  Please check the  hatchery web site at or call 931-243-2443 for updates. 

Event Info: Kids 15 and under are encouraged to participate in a Fishing Rodeo at the Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery.  The event is always held on the first Saturday after the first Monday in June from 8 am until 12 noon. Fish will be caught and prizes will be given. The event is held on the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency’s Annual Free Fishing Day.  This event is held in cooperation with the Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery. The location is two miles northeast of Celina, Tenn., on State Rt. 53, below Dale Hollow Dam.

Wilderness Day Camp

Wilderness Day Camp

CANCELLED FOR 2020: Wilderness Day Camp is 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. the second Thursday in July.  The Eighth Annual Wilderness Day Camp will be July 9, 2020.  The Annual Wilderness Day Camp is a unique opportunity for youth to connect with nature while learning new outdoor skills.  Children spend time at each of six to eight stations.   Activity stations may include BB-gun and archery target shooting, water safety, live birds of prey, snakes and tortoises, a dog care and handling demonstration, and fly rod casting.  The event is located at the Dale Hollow Dam Day Use picnic shelter and vicinity.  Hosted by the Friends of Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery, the Wilderness Day Camp is a partnership of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Tennessee State Parks, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 

Public Lands Day

National Public Lands Day LogoDale Hollow Lake National Public Lands DayCANCELLED FOR 2020

National Public Lands Day Events:  Volunteers are needed to help clean up the shoreline Dale Hollow Lake Sept. 26, 2020.  Show your appreciation for our nation's public lands and Dale Hollow Lake by joining in the annual Fall Lakeshore Cleanup. This event is held the last Saturday of each September.   Registration begins at 8 a.m., and trash bags will be provided. The cleanup is held in cooperation with the Friends of Dale Hollow Lake, Inc.

Fall Harvest & “Hollow-Ween” Events

Campsite decorating contest, Oct. 2018, Obey River CampgroundEnjoy 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 – October 17, 2020 ; Dale Hollow Dam Campground – Sat. October 24, 2020.  Hosted by your park attendants; contact each park for specific schedule of events which will be conducted with COVID safe restrictions..  For registered campers and their guests.