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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

Corps of Engineers Year 2020 Annual Day Use Passes Available - Thursday, December 06, 2018

The Corps of Engineers Annual Day Use Passes for the expiration year of 2020 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.

 

 

2019 Eagle Watch Reservations Begin November 15th. - Thursday, November 01, 2018

The annual Dale Hollow Lake Eagle Watch is scheduled the third and fourth Saturday in 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 Thursday Nov. 15, 2018.  For more information, visit the Special Events tab of this website.  Reservations will be taken by phone only calling 931-243-3136 Monday thru Friday from 7:30 am until 4pm Central Standard Time.

 

Eagle Watch Tours - Tuesday, October 30, 2018

The next Dale Hollow Lake Eagle Watch is scheduled Jan. 19 and 26, 2019.  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 Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 at 931-243-3136.  Visit the Special Events section of this website for more information. 

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 Lake News

Gore named Nashville District Employee of the Month for November 2018
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 11, 2019) – William Gore, a Natural Resource Specialist (Park Ranger) Trainee, at the Old Hickory Lake Resource Manager's Office is the Nashville District Employee of the Month for November 2018.
Published: 1/11/2019
Park rangers promote water safety at Nashville Boat Show
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 11, 2019) – Boaters and their families are invited to navigate to booth 404 at the Nashville Boat Show in Music City Center to meet with park rangers who are familiar with Corps of Engineers lakes, dams, locks, recreation areas and campgrounds in the Cumberland River Basin.
Published: 1/11/2019
Santa joins Bobber the Water Safety Dog for holiday message
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 17, 2018) – Kris Kringle filed a reindeer flight plan and entered American airspace with an early sleigh ride today to record a holiday safety message with Bobber the Water Safety Dog in Middle Tennessee.
Published: 12/17/2018
Anderson named employee of the month for October 2018
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 6, 2018) – Johanna Anderson, assistant district counsel at the district office, is the Nashville District Employee of the Month for October 2018.
Published: 12/6/2018
Division Park Ranger Advisory Board holds regional workshop
WAYNESVILLE, Ohio (Dec. 3, 2018) – The Great Lakes and Ohio Rivers Park Ranger Community of Practice Advisory Board held its second biennial workshop here at Caesar Creek Lake Nov. 6-8, 2018, building on overwhelmingly positive feedback received from a similar meeting held in 2016.
Published: 12/3/2018

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