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Celina, TN
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    540 Dale Hollow Dam Road
    Celina, TN 38551-9708
    Phone: (931) 243-3136

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See the Dale Hollow Lake website for additional information. Primary recreational opportunities are listed below.

Directions & Lake History/Factoid
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.

Lake History

Factoid: 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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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Recreation Services Status
Please see the list below for USACE managed areas. Other parks run by state or private marinas are not included in the list below. Please contact the state or private marina for additional information.

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28 Recreation areas at Dale Hollow Lake

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Cedar Hill Marina   X X X X          
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Cove Creek Recreation Area   X     A        
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Dale Hollow Dam Overlook     X              
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Dale Hollow Dam Rec  Link ro reservation at   $   X   C A GS X   B H
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Dale Hollow Lake Primative Campground                    
Dale Hollow Lake State Park       X X D       Q H
Dale Hollow Marina   X X X X          
Eagles Cove Marina   X X X X          
East Port Marina     X X X          
Fish Hatchery                    
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Gunnels Camp     X              
Hendricks Creek   X X X X          
Holly Creek Marina   X X X X          
Horse Creek Marina   X X X X          
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Lillydale Rec Area  Link ro reservation at   $   X   D A GS X H
Mitchell Creek Marina   X X X X D   X    
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Obey River Park  Link ro reservation at   $   X   D A GS X  
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Plankyard Access                  
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Pleasant Grove  Link ro reservation at   $     X   D A      
Star Point Marina E D X X X X          
Sulphur Creek Marina   X X X X     X BE H
Sunset Marina   X X X X          
Trooper Island   X   X   D   X    
Willow Grove Marina   X X X X          
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Willow Grove Recreation Area  Link ro reservation at   $   X   D GS X H
Wisdom Marina   X X X X          
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Wolf River Bridge       X            
Wolf River Marina E   X X X   A        
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area   Corps Managed Managed by Others in Italics $ Corps Fees Collected
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XExists at lake
EElectric Campsites
NNon-electric Campsites
PPrimitive Campsites
GGroup Camping
DDump Station
CFish Cleaning Stations
DFishing Docks
PFishing Piers
APicnic Area
GGroup Picnic
GSGroup Picnic Shelter
PSwimming Pool
BBike Trails
QEquestrian Trails
HHiking Trails
IHiking Trails - Interpretive
ROff Road Vehicle Trails
FFitness Trails
WWater Trails
SSnow Mobile Trails
CCCross Country Skiing Trails
MMultipurpose Trails

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