Dale Hollow Lake, Tennessee Camping & Hiking

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Directions

From Nashville, 69 miles east on I-40, 17 miles north on TN 56, 23 miles north on TN 53 to Celina, follow signs.

Phone

(931) 243-3136

Activities

AUTO TOURING, BIKING, BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT PRIVATELY OWNED

Camping Reservations

Reserve your campsite at these camping areas:

Tennessee Campgrounds

DALE HOLLOW DAMSITE

LILLYDALE CAMPGROUND AND DAY USE

OBEY RIVER PARK

PLEASANT GROVE RECREATION AREA

WILLOW GROVE CAMPGROUND

DALE HOLLOW LAKE – PRIMITIVE CAMPING

Hiking Trails

Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails:

Tennessee Hiking Trails

Related Link(s)

More Tennessee Recreation Areas

Dale Hollow Marina

Wisdom Marina

Mitchell Creek Marina

Star Point Marina

Eagle Cove Marina

Sulphur Creek Marina

Dale Hollow Lake Photo Album

Willow Grove Marina

Dale Hollow Lake Website

Hendricks Creek

Wolf River Marina

Friends of Dale Hollow Lake

Cedar Hill Marina

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Horse Creek Marina

Sunset Marina

Holly Creek Marina

East Port Marina

Dale Hollow Lake is a vacation destination that borders the Tennessee-Kentucky state line. Dale Hollow Dam and Lake was completed in 1943. Although the dam was built for flood control and power generation, it has now become a recreational oasis for more than 3 million visitors each year. The dam is located on the Obey River, about 3 miles east of Celina, Tennessee. 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.

Dale Hollow is also renowned for its fishing opportunities. In addition to yielding the world record Smallmouth Bass and being known as a trophy Smallmouth lake, the Obey River below Dale Hollow Dam is also known for excellent rainbow and brown trout fishing. Boating and water skiing are also popular activities, and with 27,700 surface acres of water and 620 miles of shoreline, there is plenty of space for campers to explore the lake. Secluded tie-ups are located around the shore, offering visitors a peaceful nature experience. Visitors desiring modern camping facilities will enjoy four developed campgrounds providing premier water-front camp sites equipped with water and electric hookup.

The Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery is located a short distance below the dam. Operated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the hatchery is the largest federal trout hatchery east of the Mississippi, producing 1.5 million trout annually. The hatchery is open to visitors daily.

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